The quintessential Bengali saree, Garad sarees are weaved in the district Murshidabad, in West Bengal. Being very fine and usually silk sarees, their texture resembles tissue paper. Characterized by a plain white or off white body, an unornamented coloured border and a striped pallu, the most traditional of garad sarees have a white body and red border and pallu. It is unbleached silk without dyeing weaved in handlooms having either plain or small butis embodied in it. These pristine sarees are usually worn for pujas and religious ceremonies. Ladies especially, Bengali women, wears a Garad Saree in festive occasion or during Durga Puja ceremony. The borders of these sarees are contrast in colours and mostly in red and maroon, but now the colours are changing as per their contemporary taste. Variations of the traditional garad saree come with striped border and fine motif along the body. The red borders and pallu are often replaced by other colours, giving rise to a much wider range of garad silks.