The Guduri designed by Babu Kishan
Babu created this dress for his dad because in his mind he wanted to preserve Baul and while they were attending all the festival, concert hall, and doing lectures this dress would draw to what Baul was a multi coloured lineage.
Most Baul performers are wearing this dress today without even knowing who the master minded behind it is. Babukishan would go around to all the tailors and collect bright colors and his mother Manju Das would sew them together by hand creating this bright Baul costume.
The patchwork Baul dress is called a Guduri it was created and designed by Babu Kishan in the 1970’s as an attractive dress for his father Purna Das Baul while he traveled and performed around the world. This dress has appeared on record covers, magazine covers and festivals around the world. Babu Kishan created this multi-coloured patchwork dress as a symbol of Unity in all and world peace. The Gurduri is a symbol of no caste, creed or separate divisive religions all in one as we are different but the same. There is a beauty in our differences. Respect all.
If you see any Bauls wearing this colourful dress they most certainly follow this lineage whether they or not they say. This patchwork Gurduri is alway worn by Babu’s father and all who perform with him.