Tant or cotton saris from the banks of Bengal is known for its light & airy quality, floral design and thread work, that carries the essence of old Bengal. The comfortable & soothing colours of these saris make it an ideal wear during summers. The thick borders with zari work along with bootis in the entire body, also gives a gaudy look ...
Tant or cotton saris from the banks of Bengal is known for its light & airy quality, floral design and thread work, that carries the essence of old Bengal. The comfortable & soothing colours of these saris make it an ideal wear during summers. The thick borders with zari work along with bootis in the entire body, also gives a gaudy look in occasions during winters. However, with the latest designers' creative instinct, these saris are capturing worldwide attention.
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Indian summers – warm & sweaty! What can be a better wear in this weather than cotton handlooms to have a comfortable day? And Banglar Tant sarees with broad borders and beautifully embellished pallavs of zari or cotton threads can undoubtedly be the best choice to get a gaudy look without distress… dig into Kiukart collections to find tants in floral motifs to artistic hand-paints, embroideries all in colourful fabrics.
Wanna feel cool & comfy in hot & sultry weather of India? Grab cotton handlooms of Bengal from Kiukart online store whose light-weight and finery of fabric helps skin breathe and even look radiant. Kiukart takes special care to ensure that design and styles may change but textile quality of Banglar Tant will remain unchanged which has always been the best of all cotton handlooms.
In Bengal the tant weaving can be traced back to the 15th century in Shantipur (in the Nadia district). As the legend follows, Banglar Tant gained its reputation extensively during Mughal rule (16th-18th centuries) when the muslin received the royal patronage thus making this region famous for its Cotton-textiles. Though little disrupted was its production during the British rule, yet it regained its lost glamour in independent India. Today Kiukart tries to increase its popularity worldwide through its e-commerce zone.
Tant sarees are durable and strong. But did you know their quality, durability and stability depends on the thread count? Yes, more is the unit of thread count in per square inch of a saree the better is its standard. Hence muslins of Bengal are considered best of cotton fabrics. Kiukart sincerely mentions the unit of thread count for each tant variety of Bengal which they showcase in their online store
Do you like Dhakai Jamdanis of Bengal? Wonder how it is so intricately woven! Every variety of Bengal’s cotton handlooms is weaved with special care & in unique technique. In fact the tantshilpa derives its inspiration from the socio-cultural fabric of the region. So adore & adorn these handlooms of Bengal and do not forget to love their weavers too. Kiukart celebrates craftsmanship of Banglar Tant weavers and displays an array of their weaves with weaving details.
Dyeing of cotton threads in India has a long history… dating back to the time of Indus Valley civilization. Nowadays natural dyes are replaced by chemical colors! But role is unchanged – they bring the glow to every cotton fabric. Kiukart offers info even about the dyeing methods of Banglar tant handlooms. So follow Kiukart to know interesting facts about bright & colorful tants.