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Bengal Saree Tradition 2012

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Indian sarees are considered to be one of the most ethnic and graceful attires for the women. There are many styles available like Guajarati or seedha Pallo style Bengali or Oriyasareestyle ulta Pallo style maharashtrain style tribal style lehenga Style etc.

Bengal handloom is very ancient. Various varieties famous in Bengal handloom tradition are –

Baluchari – Thissareefrom Bengal is standard five yards in length. Baluchar is a small district in West Bengal where balucharisareesare woven since ages. The field of thesareeis covered with small butis and a beautiful floral design runs across the edges. Balucharisareesare famous for their elaborate borders and pallo. The anchal has amazing and unique design narrative with motifs. Common colors used for balucharisareeare red, purple and neptune blue.

Tant – Its transparentsaree. Tant means handloom in Bengali. Tantsareesare crisp muslin like finish with elaborate pallos and is incorporated with threadwork borders. They are light and appropriate for hot and humid summers of West Bengal.

Jamdanies – Its light and transparent handloomsaree. Different type of colors and patterns are its unique feature. Styles like flowers, tribal geometry and peacocks are the most popular ones. Jamdanies are particularly hailed in transparent handloom cottonsaree.

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