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Begampuri sari is woven in a balanced texture with contrasting edges in red, black, purple, and orange and accented with cut edges. It is woven with various stripes and dyed cotton yarns from narrow edge to wide edge.

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Process of Begampuri Sarees

The process of making a sari begins with the purchase of cotton yarn. Bundles of cotton yarn are purchased from factories or local markets. The starch used for sizing is mainly sage, arrowroot, rice, or wheat starch. They are first washed to remove chemicals. After a few washes, the yarn is immersed in boiling water to dye it according to the color and pattern.

Begampuri Weaving of West Bengal

"Normally, 40-100 counts of cotton yarn are used for both warp and weft warp and weft. Steel plates in the 56-76 second range are commonly used to keep the texture of the sari comparable to Dhaniakhaligharana. The number of picks per inch is about the same as the number of ends per inch. The result is a balanced texture and a pleasant feel. Wooden dobby is often used in the design of additional warps, and jacquard is also in use today."

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