2.Bengal Cotton Tant sarees – the all season saree
Indian traditional wear is all about saree and sarees are probably one of the oldest surviving pieces of garment that has survived and even flourished till today.
In India and parts of South Asia, it is still being used as party wear or regular wear by hundreds of thousands of women irrespective of their age, class, and religion.
Bollywood actresses wear Bengal cotton sarees for festive occasions like Durga Puja. Bipasha Basu wore tant cotton saree in the Bengali movie ‘Shob Charitro Kalponik’, on the other hand, Rani Mukherjee and Konkona Sen Sharma are also famous for their styling of tant cotton sarees. And Soha Ali Khan has imbibed her fascination for tant cotton sarees from her mother Sharmila Tagore.
3.Bollywood actresses wear Bengal cotton sarees for festive occasions
4. Many Varieties of The Tant Saree
There are many varieties of the tant saree, based on their area of manufacture. Nadia, Murshidabad, Hooghly, Bardhaman of India and Tangail, Dhaka in Bangladesh are famous for their different types of tant sarees. Though made of cotton threads, all these sarees have different weaving styles and patterns that make them stand out from other cotton sarees available in India.
A typical tant saree could be identified by its border, which can be either thick or thin, with or without zari, and generally making a contrasting color with the body of the saree. The pallu generally has some rich work with different motifs. The bodies of these sarees can also contain stripes, or floral design, checks, and even geometric patterns.
Hand-painted and embroidered motifs are also created to accentuate the look of these tant sarees.