Traditional Sarees Of Bangladesh Portraying the rich traditional Sarees of Bangladesh and popularize their aesthetic values internationally.
Introduction A sari is the traditional garment worn by women in the Indian subcontinent. It is a long strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from five to nine yards in length, which can be draped in various style. The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist, with one end then draped over the shoulder.
History of Sarees The Saree boasts of the oldest existence in the world. It is more than 5000 years old! Some people think that saree is influenced by Greek or Roman toga, which we see on ancient statues. This is not correct, it was rather a wonder to the Greek eyes. Saree is essentially designed to suit local conditions in this subcontinent.The Saree boasts of the oldest existence in the world. It is more than 5000 years old! Some people think that saree is influenced by Greek or Roman toga, which we see on ancient statues. This is not correct, it was rather a wonder to the Greek eyes. Saree is essentially designed to suit local conditions in this subcontinent.
Popular Sarees of Bangladesh • Muslin • Jamdani • Tangail • Rajshahi Silk • Mirpur Bridal Sarees There are at least six varieties of Bengal handlooms, each deriving its name from the village in which it originated, and each with its own distinctive style.
MUSLIN During the Mughal period a fine fabric called Muslinproduced in our country was well known all over the world specially in Europe for its unique features. This Muslin was worn by the queens and rich women of that time. This fabric was so fine that 6 yards of a Muslin saree could pass through a ring. Unfortunately this art was destroyed by the British during the British rule. The British rulers killed the weavers so that the secret would be gone forever. KUMKUM HABIBA
Jamdani saris are much sought after by fashion conscious working-women for their elegance. Dakhai Jamdani saris have a distinct feature for its most artistic and expensive ornamental fabric, unique designs which are completely handmade by deprived members of the weaver’s (tanti) community. Jamdani for its speciality demands a great attention in the International arena particularly in the posh class of our society. In the 21st century Jamdani has taken a whole new shape with the refurbishment of a trendy and classy look. SHEMOUL HAMID
Tangail Sarees • ·Tangail, Bangladesh is known for beautiful sarees produced by traditional weaving communities. • ·Women are responsible for pre-weaving process. • ·Weaver families are supported by ‘The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund’. • ·Some women have become weavers by setting up their own looms,thereby improving their as well as the country’s economical & social condition. SOHELA AKTER
Rajshahi Silk Rajshahi Silk is the name given to the silk products produced in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. It is a famous name in the domain of clothing, especially in saris. Rajshahi silk is a delicate and soft fibre produced from the cocoons of silkworms and is covered with a protein called Sericin. There are mainly three varieties of silks. For more information: Silk Research Institute. sericulture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajshahi_Silk SHAMIMA SHAHNAZ
MIRPUR SILK Whenever one wants to get some real good sarees for a particular occasion, specially for wedding ceremonies, one has no option but to go to Mirpur Benarasee Polli to buy Mirpur katan, Benarasee or silk. They are Fascinating, beautiful, colorful and charming. ZAKIA NAZNEEN