brocades of baluchar, a village in murshidabad, west bengal are known as 'amru' and are woven only with coloured silk threads without any use of 'jari'. this fabric is mainly used for saris known as 'baluchari', which are noted for their elaborate dramatic pallavs depicting human and animal forms and distinctive elaborate mango motifs locally known as 'kunja'.
(notice jarring reflection of the woman in the background! )
this technique of tying and dyeing yarn to weave simple as well as elaborate motifs is very adept hand technique of precision and perfection producing fabrics of unparalleled beauty. it represents one of the traditional indian textiles and is known as 'patola' in gujarat, 'bandh' in orissa 'pagdu bandhu', 'buddavasi' and 'chitki' in andhra pradesh.