Handloom sarees are traditional textile art of Bangladesh and India. The beauty of handloom is that it’s handmade and not machine made. So it’s quite obvious for these sarees to have flaws like a tiny hole, a knot, a faded print and the like, but in spite of having such defects it’s beautiful in its own way. As they say - the perfect ones are always flawed.
Handlooms have their undisputed niche in the world of fabrics. It’s a fine display of art and craftsmanship. These sarees are neither identical, nor have replicated patterns and that’s what makes these sarees unique from that of others. A handloom sari is frequently woven on a shuttle-pit loom made from ropes, wooden bars and poles.The shuttle is tossed from Tarsbhullar side-to-side by the weaver. Different weavers utilize a fly- shuttle loom which can deliver various kinds of patterns or motifs. These shares have lot of exquisite adornments like mirror work, kundan work, badla work, beads, sequins, etc. In India, each state represent and produce their unique handloom beauties. Some of the variants are:
Bengal Cotton Tant:
As the summer arrives, the woman of India prefer the light, airy and comfortable cotton sarees as their daily wear. The fabric is like a boon to the hot climes and it is also much preferred by the woman because of its high absorbing quality. These Bengali tant sarees has a mix of traditional and modern outlook. This Tant handloom saree gets weaved from cotton threads. In Bengal, this tant saree is one of the depictions of its rich art & culture.
The Kanjeevaram or Kanchipuram Handloom cotton saree is regarded as one of the finest weaves in handlooms because of its textural quality. The pattern of these sarees are simple yet finely detailed. The choice of the color of threads is what makes these sarees different from that of any other handloom sarees. Also, the judicious use of golden zari and the pallu gets the special attention that transform an ordinary weave into an extra-ordinary offering.
The Alluring Bandhani
This Bandhani is a fascinating traditional art. This is an ancient traditional art originated from Rajasthan and Gujrat. The making of these saree involves knotting the fabric, then coloring it and finally opening the knots which creates a beautiful design all over the saree. The amazing fact is that the patterns can be changed based on where the knots are tied.An extension of this art is Leheria where instead of dots you have wavy design or Leher (wave).
The Lovely Linens
Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is one of the oldest textile in the world. It is a great absorbent that dries faster than cotton. It’s a widely used material in fashion industry. Linen is also used to make sarees. Linen sarees are smooth in texture, soft to touch, absorbent; that keeps the body cool and comfortable at all times. Linen sarees brings out the best in anyone as it portrays the physique very significantly. It’s a very light weighted material and so when used for manufacturing of sarees, it drags a major attention of women out there.
At times the conventional procedure appears to be unrefined in the way it is finished. It is that abrupt disclosure of the result that refutes how our reasoning can be. The Bagru printing procedure of Rajasthan is actually that. Finished with blocks of wood with holding grips on one side and engraved designs on other,designs are transferred to the fabric. A larger part of the regular colors are from plants, thus Bagru Prints are additionally alluded to as 'eco-friendly' prints. What is noteworthy is the variety of the hues in spite of the restricted tints.
The extraordinary intrigue of the Chanderi saree originates from a blend of a few components. Utilizing an uncommon weaving procedure it delivers sheer textures of amazingly fine texture. It continues to make use of an old tradition of 'Booti' or theme upgraded in scale, particularly on the field and the Pallu that is hand woven in hued string or stunning zari. The selection of hues is something that you can't put a finger on but the output is extremely alluring. The weavers of the Chanderi are saturated with a culture of creating their best for each offering that includes care and focus on all aspects of the product.
It’s a very popular saree that has originated from the south part of India – Kerala. It’s basically available in pure white or off white color with golden zari in the Pallu portion or sometimes used as designs and motifs all over the body or sometimes used just as the border.These sarees are significantly used as bridal wear in Malayali culture and is also used in several suchoccasions.There is a telling significance of the color that bespeaks purity and even today has tremendous appeal.