Sun, 15 May|
Weavers of Mominpura
A walking tour through the lanes and bylanes of Mominpura highlighting the history of Nagpur Bunkar Saree
Time & Location
15-May-2022, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Jama Masjid, Mominpura, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
About the event
The Nine-yard long saree or Kashta as it is called is a traditional Maharashtrian attire. It’s a significant attire that women across different walks of life have worn, may it be at cultural or religious events. Women have fought wars in the past wearing it, and to date, it’s a part of their daily attire in the rural areas.
Mominpura in Nagpur is home to weavers who specialize in this kind of saree. The name Mominpura is believed to be derived from the weavers residing here who were called Momins; the other meaning being true believers in Allah.
On this tour, we would not only see the art of making this nine-yard-long saree but would also know about Mominpura's history, the intangible heritage.
Not only that but the area has old food joints. The very famous and delicious Gulgullas, a more than 100-year-old food establishment is worth having, including the famous Doodh Dabba of Mominpura!
Walk led by- Ar Mandira Neware
Medium- Bilingual (English/Hindi)
The ticket includes Walk Fee, an information brochure & a Souvenir.