bengal habdloom


Bengal Handloom is usually used by Bengali women and traditionally formed in the Bengal territory including Bangladesh. Tant, Baluchari, Jamdani, Muslin, Tant jamdani, Tussar, Bishnupur Katan Silk, etc belong to this class.


The saree I draped is not purely a Bengal handloom. Because nowadays, pure cotton is not being used and there are also some machines work in it. There are some mixing with the cotton. I bought this saree from my facebook group member. The base color of the saree is white and holds big borders on both sides. In the border,  you can find jute work that is woven into the machine. The border carries floral designs. The body has the minakari buta designs. The overall quality of the saree is good because it is comfortable and perfect in this warm-climate.

Weaving of the bengal handloom saree is famous and old technique. It is often woven on a shuttle-pit loom made from ropes, wooden beams and poles. Fly shuttle is used to create designs on the saree. These sarees are rich in hot and humid weather. These types of sarees come with artistic motifs, colorful designs and different patterns. It is also characterized by a thick border.

I have lots of other bengal handloom saree collections. Some of them are pue and some of then are machine work. But still as a Bengali women I love this saree very much and drape often.