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There is a wide variety of popular sarees made in the Eastern States of India. The states of east part of India comprising West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Tripura etc. display a wide assortment of sarees, ...

There is a wide variety of popular sarees made in the Eastern States of India. The states of east part of India comprising West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Tripura etc. display a wide assortment of sarees, each unique to the culture and tradition, specific to that state. Know about various place of India and their culture through Theotherhome.com

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    • INTRODUCTIONThere is a wide variety of popular sarees made in theEastern States of India. The states of east part of Indiacomprising West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Tripura etc.display a wide assortment of sarees, each unique to theculture and tradition, specific to that state. Bringing outthe grace and elegance of a woman in its fullest form,the sarees of East India are beautifully woven in variousprints, designs and colors. The expert skills of theweavers are demonstrated wonderfully in thesehandmade sarees from East India. Cotton, mulberry silkand wild silk are the three main natural fibres used forweaving sarees in this region, though nowadays,artficial silk and other man made fibers are also used.Sarees of East India have a different weaving technique,typical to that region and inlaid with intricate patternsand designs, maybe in the whole body or just at theborders and anchal
    • TUSSAR SILKHandpainted Gachi Tussar SareeThe Handpainted Gachi TussarSaree are highly appreciated dueto the astounding designs all overthe saree. We make availablethese sarees in a fusion ofcontemporary and traditionaldesigns to suit the variegatedtastes and preferences of ourclients. The work on these sareesare in a number of bright colorswith contrasting pallas andborders that enhance the beautyof the sarees. The hand paintingon sarees are meticulouslycrafted and are done with greaterproficiency and skills.
    • KANTHA STITCH WORK• The beautiful quilting stitch.Actually the stitch is simplerunning stitch. It is the way it hasbeen used that makes it extraordinary. The cloth was givenlayers that were kept together bythe stitches. The cloth hadmultiple uses. It could be used tosleep on or as a light blanket.Kantha for the Bengali folk meansembroidered quilt. Kantha is saidto be dorukha meaning turningthe worn out and old textiles andfabrics to things of beauty.
    • BENGALI SAREESBengali Sarees are vibrant incolour and is always handy forevery type of occasion. SinceBengal has a costal type ofclimate, which is hot and humidthus the sarees support thewearer the comfort. The famousof all is the Bengali cotton sarees,which is famously known as“Tant”. Its considered to be themost comfortable sareessupporting the hot climate. Itusually comes in bright or pastelcolours with a gorgeous borderand has a papery, soft texture.The sarees come in differentmotifs– floral elemets, solarelements and recently evenmodern art is depicted in sarees.
    • BALUCHARI SAREESBaluchari sarees are nation and worldwide popular because of their artisticand unique design. Baluchari is one ofthe most popular weaving techniquesof Bengal. The baluchari sarees arefamous because of their elaboratepictorial designs woven using highquality silk yarns.
    • Designs and Colours of Baluchari SarisThe typical colors used in balucharisaris are red, blue, yellow, green andscarlet colors. The base colours of thebaluchari saris are chosen from theflaming red, dark red, purple, blueand, yellow though these appear softand subtle. The Butis are usually wovenwith the wefts incream, white, red, gold, orange andyellow hues. The most attractivefeature of these saris is highlydecorative Anchals.It is said that the weavers fromMushidabad usually belong to themuslim community and hence thesarees depict designs symbolizingMuslim events, items or traditions.These designs are woven on the entirebody or simply on the borders. Thereare also various architectural designslike large floral motifs interspersedwith flowering shrubs available in thesesarees. The Kalka design or the conemotifs with floral borders are alsopopular.
    • Bomkai SareesAnother variety of sareeavaible in East India is theBomkai saree. Produced inOrissa, these sarees havetouches of ikat work, likethe Sambalpuri sarees.The Bomkai sarees aretrue representation of theartistic skills of theartisans of East India.These traditional EastIndian sarees excellentlysymbolizes the verytradition as well as cultureof India through theirweaving patterns andneedlework.
    • Designs and Motifs of Bomkai SarisThere are Bomkai sarees with elegantdesigns, enchanting colors for theexclusive women. Some Bomkai sareeshave small fishes woven onto the border.Fish symbolizes prosperity and goodhealth. Bomkai sarees featurethreadwork ornament borders and pallu.East Indian ladies love to wear Bomkaisarees for their traditional tribal look, aswell as their understated and elegantcolor pallette.In the Bomkai weaving patterns, theweavers use different color combinationsin the warp and the weft. Warp alone isprocessed on the borders, while forAnchal and Pallus of sarees, weft isprocessed. The designs in the saris areinspired from the caves of "Khandagiri"in Orissa. Almost all the villagers in thebomkai district of Orissa are involved inthe weaving of silk with Bomkaipatterns.
    • Jamdani SareesJamdani sarees are much soughtafter by fashion-conscious workingwomen for their elegance, comfortand light weight. While the originalBangladeshi sari is almost invariablyon a beige background, the Indianweavers are a little more adventurousin their choice of color schemes. Avery classy look pervades in thetraditional colours. Jamdani sarees aretoday woven in various color schemesfrom light shades for daily wear aswell as formal occasions to brightshades for social functions.
    • Various types of Jamdani SareesThere are at least four main varieties of Jamdani sarees:DHAKAI JAMDANIDhakai or daccai jamdani sarees are differentfrom other varieties by their very finetexture similar to muslin and the elaborateand ornate workmanship. These sarees havemulticolored floral motifs all over the bodyand borderTANGAIL JAMDANIThese sarees have Jamdani motifs onTangail fabric. That is the reason they areknown as Tangail Jamdani. The traditionaltangail borders had a "paddo" or lotuspattern, "pradeep or lamp pattern
    • Shantipur JamdaniThis variety of sarees have a powder finetexture. Displaying elegance to its fullenstextent, the shantipur jamdani have borders oneither dyed cotton-silk or art silk or viscoseyarns or gold and silver zaris.Dhaniakhali JamdaniHaving a tighter weave than the "tangail" or"shantipur", Dhaniakhali Jamdani is more hardy.Its bold body colours and contrasting borders,stripes and checks patterns and absurdly lowprices make them very affordable.
    • Muga SareesMuga sarees are the famous silksarees produced only in Assam.Wedding makhala chaddars areadorned with gold and silverthread work. These hand wovenheavy gold silk sarees with motifsstand out in a three-dimensionaleffect which give an exclusive andattractive look. Today the Assammuga sarees are famousworldwide, thanks to the largeAssamese Indian communityresiding abroad.
    • Designs and Motifs of Muga Silk SarisVarious motifs, butis are knitted orwoven on the saree and its border.Each ethnic group of the State has itsown distinctive design and style. Themotifs used in these sarees aremostly traditional symbols of• animals• human figures• creepers• flowers• birds• channels• cross borders• the galaxy and• ornamental designs.
    • Pat SilkThese sarees are woven in silkfabric called Pat silk. Pat silk is avariant of the Muga silk. Thisfabric is one of the worldtreasures of fine silk fabrics. It israised, reeled or spun and wovenon a village scale in only this onearea of India. Assam is renownedall over the world for thisindigenous silk. The silkwormsused for producing Pat silk areraised on the leaves of mulberryplants. Due to this reason the silkis also nicknamed Mulberry silk.Pat silk is considered one of thebest in the world and is in greatdemand among the fashion-conscious, and the people optingfor traditional attire.
    • Colours of Pat SareesSince mulberry silk unlike muga silk can be bleached and dyed, we get Patsarees in different vibrant colours. But the traditional colour is white orcream. The white color of this material indicates the purity.
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