Category Archives: Saree

Handloom Sarees

Handloom Sarees 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. The Weaving Process A handloom Saree is often […]

Bengali Sarees that every woman should have in her Wardrobe

Sarees and Bengal are synonymous. The seat of culture in India is also one of the largest producing and exporting states of Sarees. In this article, we will look into 5 Sarees from Bengal that are simply exquisite and make them prized possessions. Tant: The pride of Bengal, ‘Tanter-Saree’. This traditional Saree is a must […]

LINEN: Fabric for summer

Linen is a textile made from the fibres of the flax plant. Linen is laborious to manufacture, but the fiber is very strong, absorbent and dries faster than cotton. Garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot and humid weather. The word linen is of West Germanic origin and cognate to the Latin name for the flax plant, linum, and the earlier Greek (linón). This word […]

JAMDANI: The Traditional Art of Weaving

Jamdani is a fine Muslin textile of BENGAL, produced for centuries in South Rupshi of Narainganj district in Bangladesh. The historic production of Jamdani was patronized by imperial warrants of the Mughals. Under British rule, the Bengali Jamdani and muslin industries rapidly declined due to colonial import policies favoring industrially manufactured textiles. In more recent […]