Sarama Mukherjee was a teacher at Prabartak Nari Mandir in Chandannagar, near Calcutta, before she came to Canada and married Siba. Siba and Sarama Mukherjee founded the Canada Bengali Cultural School of Mississauga in 1979.
This silk sari was first worn by Bimala Bala Devi, Siba’s mother, at her wedding in 1922. Bimala was from Khudura, Jessore, Bengal, now part of present-day Bangladesh.
Sarama Mukherjee wore Bimala’s sari for her wedding to Siba in Toronto, in 1966.