‘Bomkai’ is a small town in Orissa, having cottage industry for weaving sarees.
It is every famous for weaving sarees, both in cotton & silk in handlooms.
It is a traditional Indian sarees, containing vibrant colours, which attract one’s eye at first sight.
It is a smooth fabric with luster & having a uniform character throughout its fabric. The designs in sarees are influenced from the caves of ‘Khandagire’ in Orissa.
The fine weaving of borders & pallu with multicolor threads gives an exotic effect. From a distance it looks like a miniature painting done in the saree.
The pattern of weaving is very much influenced by ikkat work.
The insertion of vibrant colour in a design breaks the monotony of a design & gives an elegant appearance.
It is a typical from of weaving; even the looms are also different then other patterns of weaving.
The beauty in the end part i.e. pallu with angular discontinuous supplementary weft pattern is a unique piece of art.
A broad band supplementary warp referring as “milka panji”, which produce a lattice work of small diamond shape is popular fantasy in these sarees.
It is weaved both in cotton & silk yarn.
It is said that to wear the figure of fish, weaved in a saree gives immense prosperity, health & good luck.
The wrap & the weft are so much inter-connected by the ‘jala’ technique of weaving, which interlocks the different colours, which gives an enchanting effect of the fabric.