Floral and Hues
What comes to your head when you hear the word “saree”?
Though it is a debatable question, we can still point out some of the memories it brings to us. For some sarees carry memories and folklores they heard from their granny’s and mothers. They remind us of colours, patterns, etc. As soon as we see a saree, we wish to drape it around ourselves and look as beautiful as our mother’s.
Today, we will talk about the creativity of sarees. We can it an appreciation post for sarees where all we will talk about is the art and patterns and motifs. So, let’s step into the creativity that is spun into a 6 yards saree!
So, now we will get to know how motifs, patterns and colours enhance the look of the sarees. Our focus here is sarees from the cultural land of Bengal!
Jamdani – These sarees are very time-taking and labour-intensive forms of handlooms. The expertise had emerged in Dhaka (Bangladesh) and found its routes to Bengal as well. It is considered the finest varieties of muslin. The striking and widely appreciated characteristic of the Jamdani sarees is its softness and the motifs it carries. We can see a range of motifs ranging from geometric shapes, flowers and leaves, and the intricate designing of temple architecture. It is said that no design is repeated, that is each saree carries a different tale to narrate. The golden hue brought by the use of golden threads makes them a masterpiece in itself.
- Tant – Bengal and Tant sarees are representatives of each other. Hearing of either of the names reminds us of the other. They are woven from cotton threads. Its distinguished lightweight and transparency make it the best outfit to suit the tropical climate. This variety of saree can easily be spotted after seeing the decorative palla it offers, along with interesting motifs having flowers, bees, raj mahal, elephant, half-moon, etc.
- Kantha – The name in itself beware the listeners for an astounding tale to be narrated. The running stitches made on the sarees are the symbolic identification of this variety of sarees. Though the entire saree is embroidered with running stitch, it does not restrict the artisans from showcasing their creativity. We can see flowers, leaves and day to day activities imprinted on the saree. As the entire saree is adorned with running stitches, it gives the saree a nice wavy effect along with slightly wrinkled effect too.
These were some of the popular sarees coming from Bengal. We have to mention that all types have one thing in common. The floral motifs and patterns are used in each variety. The day to day activities depicted on the saree, the architectures of the temple – reflecting the culture and varied pieces of nature woven, altogether makes it saree carrying a thousand telltales within itself.
Also, there is no restricted shape or hue of the sarees. Each saree is made in hues of different moods like – vibrant hues for happy mood, pastel shades for a casual and sober mood, dark shades for a party or dress-up mood and so forth. We can never get over with topics like this. But since all good things come to an end, so does this post. The Vama has popular sarees of Bengal with the florals and hues as discussed above. Don’t forget to order yours and have a telltale saree for yourself!