Twitter is on a rage with the 100SareePact – wear 100 sarees in 365 days & share your pics on Twitter. The Bengali woman is ideally the best ambassador for this – she can rock a saree like no other! We present to you the top 5 Bengali sarees we would like to see on Twitter flaunted by our Bengali belles!

  1. Tant

This quintessential Bengali saree is traditionally made by the weavers from all over West Bengal and Bangladesh but typically few places like Murshidabad, Nadia, Hooghly of West Bengal and Dhaka, Tangail of Bangladesh are famous for taant saree weaving. They are functional yet excellently designed. The staple red bordered Taant is not the only option but!

Tant Saree – UtsavFasion.com
  1. Baluchari

Baluchar Sari originated in Bengal and is known for depictions of mythological scenes on the pallu of the sari. It is mainly produced in Murshidabad and producing one sari takes approximately one week or more. The Baluchari Sari has been granted the status of Geographical indication in India.

Baluchari Motif – Krishna driving Arjun – Polutexni.com
  1. Dhakai Jamdani

The semi-transparent, thinly woven silk sarees that originated from Dhaka, Bangladesh, accentuates every curve of a Bengali woman. Need we say more?

Bangladeshi bride in Jamdani sari.jpg
“Bangladeshi bride in Jamdani sari” by Joy prokash roy -via Wikimedia Commons.

 

  1. Tussar Silk

More than 40% of Tussar silk is produced in the Malda district of West Bengal. A true Tussar silk saree with traditional Bengali motifs like the “buti” and “pata” is sure to make you look gorgeous!

Tussar Silk saree – IndiaInMyBag
  1. Kantha Stitch

Kantha is a type of  fine embroidery popular in Bengal and Odisha. Kantha stitch was used to depict rural scenes on bedspreads made using piles of old sarees. The sheer intricacy on the spread of a kantha stitch saree can steal your breath away.

Kantha Stitch sarees

 
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Teen Kori

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Teen Kori (translates to THREE PIPS) is the lazy, laid back, food loving Bong bibliophile who can spend days sitting on his arm chair and doodling or reading while there's a steady supply of colored fluids and music.

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