The Six Yards Saga of Kolkata Sarees










 

The festive season in India starts from Autumn. So be it a festival or a marriage, Indian women are mostly cladded with traditional sarees, making them naturally beautiful. Saree brings out the true essence of Indian women adorned with a bindi. The love for sarees can be seen in the eyes of Indian women. 

When grace and culture were mingled, saree was born. As wonderfully said, “A saree can convert a girl next door into an artist's muse!”

Kolkata boasts different styles of Sarees and is amongst the wanted list of Indian women wardroom. Lets’ unfurl the six-yard story which makes Kolkata a hub for the shopaholic. Style yourself with sheer elegance and pure grace.

Sabyasachi, a famous Indian designer, took Kolkata sarees to another level including likes of Indian celebrities. Owning one piece of Kolkata saree in your wardrobe is a must.

 

Korial & Garad Saree

This saree is synonymous to Kolkata. Korial and Garad are very similar to each other. Korial is a completely white saree with a red border.  It is one of the famous sarees of Kolkata and often worn on Durga Puja. It is often teamed with a bun and a red bindi. While Garad also white in colour with red border with flower-shaped symbols.

 

 Murshidabad Silk Sarees

Think of a Bengal, cotton saree will come to your mind first but the state offers a range of traditional sarees. The Murshidabad Sarees is also an integral part of Kolkata sarees. They are quite famous in India and known for their quality of silk.

They are made in colour patters and designs, including the famous batik print. They are light to wear to airy keeping Kolkata weather in mind.

These sarees are dated back to the 18th Century, when East India company set up two factories to produces silk.

 

Taant Sarees

Amidst all, Taant sarees are the most known of the Kolkata sarees. They are famous all over the world. It is one of the most worn sarees in Kolkata, as it is light in weight, you can wear it for office or daily wear.

 

Dhakai Jamdani

Dhakai Jamadani, as the name suggests, originated in Dhaka pre-partition. This is also one of the popular Bengali sarees worn on festivals and religious rituals.  The jamdani is a special design on the saree for which it is known.

The saree is woven with cotton and resham-threads. The saree emphasizes the curves while falling in the correct places.

 

The Tussar Silk

The Tussar silk is one of the most renowned sarees in India. The tussar silk is produced in the Malda district of West Bengal. They are often made with cultured” mulberry and is adorned with butu and pati design. Liked by females of all ages, the tussar sarees is a canvas for the 

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