Durga Puja without Bengalis sounds so incomplete. It’s the Bengali community that adds additional flavor to this puja with their exceptional vibrancy and colors. It is the soul Bengali festival for which every Bengali souls squirms for. Thus it is the annual festival that allows almost every Bengali to show their fashion and as well flaunt out their own personalised styles.
Bengali women are in this part quite crazy. They look for new fashion, new trends. Since this festival is full of traditions, so your attires need to have a touch of tradition but that doesn’t mean that will be devoid of style and look outmoded.
These days, everything including sarees are branded. That is why; the brand value of Bengali sarees increases when celebrities wear them. Many ladies hailing from Bengal are there in Bollywood. That is why; during Durga Puja we get to see many celebrities in Bengali sarees.
Be it tant, Zamdani, baluchori or Dhakai, there is no dearth of variety when it comes to Bengali sarees. If you are planning to stock up your wardrobe with sarees before Durga Puja then you should have these sarees on your wish list.
Handloom sarees are a traditional textile art of Bangladesh and India. The production of handloom sarees are important for economic development in rural India. Completion of a single saree takes two to three days of work. Several regions have their own traditions of handloom sarees.
This saree is designed using quality tested fabric and designing techniques under the stern vigilance of dexterous professionals. This saree are available in plenty of designs, prints, and color combinations.
Kalamkari or qalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India. Kalamkari specifically depicts epics such as the Ramayana or Mahabharata. However, there are recent applications of the kalamkari technique to depict Buddha and Buddhist art forms. This saree is designed using quality tested fabric and designing techniques under the stern vigilance of dexterous professionals.
Its rich look and soft texture make this type of Silk a South Indian bride’s top pick. Though it originates from the South, there is equal, if not more, demand for this rich quality Silk fabric in the North as well as the rest of the world. Genuine Mysore silk fabric does not wear off with one wash. It is usually dry cleaned as it needs to be carefully handled due to its soft texture.
Baluchari sarees are made in the Bankura district of Bengal. These exquisite silk sarees display mythological stories on their pallu. The pallu has square blocks on which motifs are made with thread embroidery.
Katha stitch is a particular kind of embroidery that we get to see on sarees. The thread embroidery is exquisite and mostly done in the Shantiniketan area of Bengal. This kind of embroidery takes a very long time to do. Katha stitch can be done on either cotton or silk sarees.
Murshidabad Silk Sarees
Yes, silks of Bengal are famous too and not everyone is aware of the same. Some of the most luxurious silk saris are made in Bengal, and one of them would be the Murshidabad silk, which has a mentioning in the historical scrolls of the 18th century – it is said the erstwhile East India company help set up two factories to produce Murshidabad silk.
Tant is the most basic type of Bengali cotton. Tant sarees are stiffly startched and often easy to manage in the hot and humid climate of Bengal. Tant looks great when it is draped in the traditional style.