Nagpur Bunkar Saree in powerloom
Nagpur Bunkar Saree in powerloom

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Threads of Saree
Threads of Saree

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Saree weaving at Mominpura
Saree weaving at Mominpura

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Nagpur Bunkar Saree in powerloom
Nagpur Bunkar Saree in powerloom

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Nagpur Heritage Walk

Weavers of Mominpura

History of Nagpur Bunkar Saree

The Nine-yard long saree or Kashta as it is called is a traditional Maharashtrian attire. It’s a significant attire which 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 till date it’s a part of their daily attire in the rural areas.

Mominpura in Nagpur is home to weavers who specialise in this kind of saree. The name Mominpura is believed to be derived from the weavers residing here who were called as 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 and see the Badi Jama Masjid.

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!

 

Duration- 2 Hours

Languages- English/Hindi/Marathi

Meeting Point- Jama Masjid, Mominpura.

(Parking available near meeting point, although commuting with public transport is recommended)

Tentative Tour Fee- INR 250/- Per Pax

(INR 2500/- minimum charge for a group of up to 4 participants above age 7 years)

 

The fee includes a Souvenir.

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