West Bengal Textiles
In India, International
Textiles & Garment Fair is the first one-stop opportunity for textile
professionals and exporters to discover what West Bengal has to offer.
Some example of West Bengal Textiles are :
Dhoop Chhaon Saree
In Bishnupur,(West Bengal) Dhoop Chhaon
Saree is a famous textile product.‘Dhoop Chhaon’ literally means ‘double
shade,’ which refers to the apparent difference in color when seen from
different angles or lights.The borders of the saree contain patterns of
small yellow flowers. This saree is woven from silk.
Tangail Saree contains tiny repeating patterns,
giving the feel of an embroidery work. Borders of this saree are adorned
with designs depicting temples and the patterns seen on the ‘rudraksha’.The
silk saree features dark shades and is mostly preferred during special
Tussar Embroidery Sarees
The Bengali Tussar Embroidery Sarees
are specially handspun to contain a crisp pebbly texture on the surface.
These sarees are not artificially colored. The embroidery is done using
a particular stitch called the kantha, which is a kind of running
Tussar Brocade Sarees
The Tussar brocade sarees feature heavy
ornamental designs. The ‘pallu‘ (falling edge of the saree) features
complex jacquard designs.The fibers are of fine nature, colored in dyes
extracted from natural materials used in this saree . This saree is
light and comfortable to wear.
Tant sarees come in a wide range of styles and
colors. They feature broad silk-embroidered borders.Their ‘pallu’
(falling edge of the saree) is embellished with delicate embroidery.
They are ideal as a casual wear.
The word ‘nilambari’ literally means blue sky
referring to the saree's deep navy-blue color. The ‘pallu’ (the falling
edge of the saree) is decorated with stripes of varying thickness.