Kolkata: Right before Durga Puja, the West Bengal government has taken the Pujo preparations one notch higher by setting up another edition of ‘Banglar Tanter Haat’ at Salt lake central park grounds. The Taant Haat is a fair and exhibition of Bengal’s original taant craft where thousands of varieties of sarees weaved by famous sari weavers of Bengal are being sold. The fair kicked off on 31st August and will be continued till September 23.
From Baluchari, Dhanikhali, Jamdani, Tangail to Muslin, Santipuri, Begampuri, Korial and Garad, this fair has everything that a fashionista aspires to have in her wardrobe, especially during Pujo. As this year, six lakh Jamdani saree have become the biggest attraction of the season.
Many paeople are taking pictures of the Saree. In this saree, the story of the Ramayana was highlighted by the picture above the Moslin. Some tant artisan have made these sari for 570 days. The six-lakh sari will be kept from 31st to the 23rd of September on the fair premises. But the saree is not for sale.
Subhobrata Bandopadhyay, a state government official, said, “The new sari of attractive design is also available. This year five new designs of Tangail sari were available. These are Aparajita, Ananya, Charulata, Alochaya and Shankhbella. The price ranges of these sarees are between 2400 to 3600 Rupees. There are also Kanyasree sari in the fair. West Bengal Khadi Village, Bangshree, Manjusa and West Bengal Silk Artists Co-operatives are presented in this fair. There are also many nominal organizations.
Swapan Debnath, Acting Minister of Textiles Department, said, “There were 242 stalls in 2017. 5 crores 85 lakhs of sari has been sold. This year, the 270 stall has been present at the Mela, hoping more sarees will be sold this year since last year. He also said that the state government has given identity cards to nearly 5,31,000 loom artists. Presently, five thousand old loom artists earned one thousand rupees per month.
Reported By- Subhas Baidya
Edited By- Piku Mukherjee