bengal cotton sarees

Exploring a range of traditional Bengal cotton sarees

Bengal cotton sarees, also known as Tant sarees, originate from the state of West Bengal and are renowned for their lightness, transparency, and comfort. These sarees are traditionally handwoven using fine cotton threads, making them suitable for the warm and humid climate of the region. The name "Tant" is derived from the Bengali word for handloom. Bengal cotton sarees are primarily woven on handlooms, emphasising the traditional craftsmanship of the weavers. 

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Origin of Bengal cotton sarees 

The roots of Bengal cotton sarees can be traced to the mediaeval period, particularly during the Mughal era, which played a significant role in shaping the textile industry in Bengal. The weaving tradition flourished under their patronage, and skilled artisans began producing finely woven cotton textiles.

Evolution of Bengal weaves 

Over the years, Bengal cotton sarees evolved in terms of design, incorporating a variety of traditional and contemporary patterns. The sarees showcase an array of artistic motifs, including stripes, checks, floral patterns, and geometric designs. The borders and pallu often feature intricate handcrafted work, adding to the elegance and charm of the sarees.

A canvas of tradition 

These sarees often feature artistic and traditional designs, including stripes, checks, floral, motifs, and geometric patterns. The borders and pallu may be adorned with elaborate designs that showcase the skill and creativity of the weavers.

Mavuri’s wardrobe 

The range of Bengal weaves in the Mavuri’s inventory treats the eye with a kaleidoscope of options. From muted ashen hues to subtle pastels and vibrant colours, each saree adorns an attractive look, exuding elegance and glamour.