Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bengal Sarees - Baluchari, Jamdhani, Kanta, Tangail, Dhoneokali, Shantipuri, Begumpuri

Bengal Sarees:

Bengal Handlooms

Texture and weave are the focal points of Bengali and Bihari handwoven cottons. Traditionally the field color was left in the fiber's natural color. Even today the colors chosen by modern Bengali women tend to be more classically understated and sublime.

The ornamentation or addition of color to these handwoven sarees is mostly done by adding threads of another color, either as ornamental woven borders, stripes or bhutties. The cotton grown in this region produces a unique texture, a translucent airy weave and a buttery soft hand.

Bengali Tant have silky threadwoven borders and heavier pallu ornament.

Jamdanis are light and airy muslins with needle woven threadwork "jammed" into the weft.

Baluchari Silk High fidelity figurative ornament often depicting scenes from Hindu epics or temple dancers. The silk is very special with a beautiful velvety finish.


Jamdani Sarees:

Jamdani saris are much sought after by fashion-conscious working women for their elegance. Bengal is a large hub of jamdani sarees suppliers and different kind of jamdani sarees manufacturers daccai jamdani is one of them. Daccai Jamdani saris distinguished from its mutant cousins by its very fine texture resembling muslin and the elaborate and ornate workmanship. For buying Jamdani sari you can see our online catalogue on internet where you will find exclusive collection of jamdani sarees, jamdani saris in different designs and colors for festivals and traditional get together for online shopping.

Nestling in rural Bengal, amidst lush green paddy fields, punctuated by picturesque pukurs (ponds) are entire weaver villages engaged in creating the equivalent of poetry on fabric. Triumphing over the trauma of partition, weaver families which migrated to West Bengal in the 1950’s have helped keep alive a priceless heritage of highly stylized weaving techniques honed over generations. The handloom industry in the eastern region has had its share of bumpy rides, but Bengal handlooms have survived the ups and downs to become a household name among connoisseurs of textiles.


There are at least six varieties of Bengal handlooms, each deriving its name from the village in which it originated, and each with its own distinctive style. The undisputed queen of the range, however, is the fabled Jamdani, which in all its myriad local avtars continues to retain its original grandeur and sophistication. The original version is referred to as Daccai jamdani, although it is now produced in Navdeep and Dhattigram, in West Bengal.


Daccai Jamdani is distinguished from its mutant cousins by its very fine texture resembling muslin and the elaborate and ornate workmanship. In Bangladesh, weavers use fine Egyptian cotton, while the Indian weavers use only indigenous raw material. The single warp is usually ornamented with two extra weft followed by ground weft. While the original Bangladeshi sari is almost invariably on a beige background, the Indian weavers are a little more adventurous in their choice of color schemes. The gossamer thin black Jamdani with its splash of multi colored linear or floral motifs sprinkled generously all over the body and border and crowned with an exquisitely designed elaborate pallu is a feast for the eyes.

The Daccai Jamdani is woven painstakingly by hand on the old fashioned Jala loom, and many take even up to one year to weave a single sari. It feels supple to the touch andrapesgently to reveal the contours of the wearer.


While the Daccai Jamdani saree is strictly a party affair, the other Jamdani saris are much sought after by fashion-conscious working women for their elegance. These are mostly Jamdani motifs on Tangail fabric and are generally known by the confusing nomenclature of Tangail Jamdani. Although beige background is the most popular, these are available in a riot of colors, at affordable prices.

Tangail, Dhoneokali, Shantipuri and Begumpuri are other popular styles of Bengal handlooms in the lower price range. Of these, Tangail which comes from Fulia, has a fine texture, with its 100s count fabric and highly stylized motifs, while Dhoneokali is known for its stripes and checks.

Over the years, the distinctive patterns have merged as weavers started experimenting with various combinations of design and yarn, so much so, it is now difficult to distinguish between the various styles, unless one is an expert on texture.

Kantha Sarees:


Kantha Sarees are one of the most famous sarees in West Bengal. It is known for its delicate embroidery, involves running embroidery. Kantha sarees comes in a number of varieties. Like the Archilata Kantha, Baiton Kantha, Durjani Kantha, Lep Kantha, Oaar Kantha, Sujani Kantha, Rumal Kantha. We offer them in many colors and patterns at industrial leading prices.





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