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 mastermind behind it? Babu kishan aka Krishnendu Das the eldest grandson of Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and son ELDEST son of Purna Das Baul is the creator.
He would go around to all the tailors and collect bright colours 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 performed around the world.
This style of dress, appeared on record covers, magazine covers and festivals around the world.
Babu Kishan created this multi-coloured patchwork dress as a symbol of Unity for all and world peace.
The Gurduri is a symbol of no caste, creed or separate divisive religions as a symbol for humanity, we are different but the one in unity as human beings.
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 or not and they know as they all copy this lineage. In the past decade internet has created a show and many participating in this show have created new fake lineages, that never existed before. To this day they all follow this one and only lineage, they follow their dress, songs, following them around the world to exact place and people.
This patchwork Gurduri has alway be worn by Babu’s father Purna Das Baul all who perform with him. Now you know the history and herstory of this colourful dress.
Another note, if you see any Baul singing Ektara, Baya (little drum) around their wast with Nupoor a metal style bells around their feet, they are copying Nabani Das Khyapa Baul as he is the first and only Baul ever to sing that style and if they are saying they are from a lineage other than this lineage, they are lying.