Bengal Cotton Sarees For Women
Saree is a female worn Indian garment which stretches around five to six yards in length and is worn along with blouse material stitched according to their need of the wearer. When people of other countries utter the country name ‘INDIA’ the first thing that strikes everyone’s mind is the culture and tradition the Indians carries to be specific the type of traditional and colourful clothing the people wear and the minute detailings of the work the dress carries. So when it comes to Indian women’s dressing the one that lightens everyone’s mind is the saree- the colourful, grand attire stretching from head to toe wrapped in various styles according to the region, culture, their own state tradition and the type of saree they wear. There are more than 80 recorded ways to wear a sari and there are more than 30 types of regional sarees are found in India. There are more than 20 types of sarees available in India they are Banarasi Silk Sarees, Kasheeda saree, Khun Saree, Kasuti Sarees, Chanderi Sarees, Tant Sarees, Kanjeevaram Sarees, Assam Silk Sarees, Batik Print Sarees, Tussar silk Sarees, assam muga silk sarees, Dhakai Jamdani Sarees, Pochampally Sarees, Cotton Sarees, Patola Sarees, Leheriya Sarees, Maheshwari Sarees, Mundum Neriyathum, Bengal saree, Bhagalpuri Silk Sarees and Pattu Sarees. Synonymous with Bengal cotton handlooms, tant sarees are among the most popular sarees worn by the women of West Bengal and Bangladesh. Their light, airy texture makes them especially suited for the warm and humid summers of this region. Tant sarees are characterized by a thick border, a decorative pallav and are woven with a variety of floral, paisley and other artistic motifs. When it comes to Bengali saree, then Baluchari saree and tant saris are the two most popular types that one will come across. The tant saris became quite famous during the period when the Mughals used to reign in India. In Bengali sarees both Baluchari and tant are highly inspired by the rich Indian culture and are definitely a symbol of Bengal which is famous not only in the country but across the world. The Baluchari sarees take their inspiration from the mythological scenes as they can be seen woven on the pallu of these saris. The Baluchari sarees from Bengal have been awarded the status of being the ‘Geographical Indication of India.
As Innovation is the thing that highly suits when designing a fabric and it is that highly suited for both Baluchari and tant saris as they have undergone some changes that have retained their traditional value but have also added the modern touch to them. The Baluchari sarees are either made from Baluchari silk or from cotton. Both types are known for their vibrant colors and designs. Bright colors are the dominant feature of both tant and Baluchari sarees and they are well known for the same. Flame red and purple are the two most common and popular colors for Baluchari sarees.The tant sarees are made from cotton thread and have a distinguishing feature of being light and somewhat transparent. The organic Baluchari saris use things such as
used yarns as well as colors during the manufacturing process. The tant sarees too have evolved with time and their popularity level has only increased. The modern tant sarees have various patterns on them and some of them also depict modern art.
The Baluchari sarees have been a symbol of high status since the time they were first made. Each sari takes almost a week to complete and the final piece screams style and elegance. They have been a mark of aristocracy since the beginning. The tant saree, on the other hand, are quite affordable and ideal for summers and especially for the humid climate as they are light and made from cotton. The Baluchari sarees are usually made from silk and can be worn all year long.
When it comes to maintenance, the bengal cotton sarees however the type needs to be starched and sun dried for longer life. Both Baluchari and tant saris call for high maintenance as Baluchari are made from silk which needs to be dry washed and the tant sarees have the risk of tearing. Visit LimeRoad and shop the most exotic collections of bengal cotton sarees with different colours and pattern suitable for your style. Happy shopping!!