Bengali Sarees

Tant sari is a traditional Bengali sari, originating from the Bengal region in the eastern part and usually used by Bengali women. Tant sari are woven from cotton threads and distinguished by its lightness and transparency.There is a unique manner of wearing sarees in Bengal known as ‘Ath Poure,’ which distinguishes Bengali women from the rest of India. Baluchari, Gorod, Murshidabad silk, Tusser, Tangail, and Tant are among the most famous Bengali sarees. All of these items are handwoven by local Bengali artists.The traditional tussar silk sarees from West Bengal are defined by decorative woven borders and pallav and the motifs used are similar to those in tant and jamdani sarees. 8. Murshidabad silk: Murshidabad is a district in West Bengal known for weaving silk of very good quality.They are often called as the famous Lal-Par saree due to the staple colour combo of red and white. Such sarees are made in Murshidabad district, and they are often worn during Durga Puja by the traditional Bengali womenWhatever be the outcome of the ongoing Assembly election, Bengal has a rich tradition of togetherness and assimilation based on shared language and food habits. All over the state, one can see unity in diversity.

While the traditional attire for Bengali women is the saree, contemporary sartorial choices also include kurtas and salwars that are paired with exquisite dupattas (drapes) and stoles that come in traditional weaves, motifs and colors.Saree is the signature traditional attire for the women in West Bengal. The saree captures the very essence of the culturally infused state West Bengal is. Even the saree draping style of Bengali women is quite distinct and has become more of a distinguishing feature now.In West Bengal, men traditionally wear Dhoti and Kurta. The women traditionally wear a white saree with red border.