Bengal’s Tant Sarees: Everything You Need To Know


Handloom in West Bengal has always been in the spotlight for its distinctive art style. And when we talk about the most creative and prosperous art, India has never let the world down with trends. Whether traditions or crafts, history has been magnificent as always. “The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or woman,” says Willa Cather. Let’s take a look at what we found for you in the history of Bengal’s Tant Sarees

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Before I start narrating what is so captivating about these Bengali Tant Sarees, let me tell you a little about the significance they carry along from the 15th century. Shantipur district is known as the centre of the Traditional Bengali Tant Saree. It matured during Mughal rule till the end of the 18th century. Later after the partition of Bengal in 1947, many weavers migrated to India from Bangladesh and settled in Bengal. Soon after, they found their individual place in Bengal along with their own style of Tant Sarees. Every single style has added prosperity to the original and Traditional Tant Saree


It is said that fashion, after all, is only an induced epidemic. However, when we talk about Tant Sarees, their motifs and techniques contain individuality and distinctive features. Bengali Tant Sarees are woven with Bengal cotton found locally. This fine cotton is lightweight and soft, which can give a silk-like glow after a few mercerised improvisations. One Tant Saree needs around 7-10 days to come alive. 

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A Traditional Tant Saree is rising the heritage of textile every year. Here are a few classifications of Tant Saree based on the region they are woven. 


Fulia is a weaving style that’s a combination of the original Shantipur weavers and the migrant weavers from Tangail who settled in Fulia. Many regard this style to be the best quality of Tant Saree. 

Material: Tant Cotton

Feature: Soft and fine in texture, vibrant in colours, large & intricately woven motifs.

Occasion: Occasional Wear and Ethnic Wear


Dhaniakhali is another famous weaving style from West Bengal. A saree embraces simplicity the most along with its comfortable material.

Material: Tant Cotton

Feature: Fine in texture, pastel shades, striped patterns and fewer motifs.

Occasion: Ethnic and  Workwear


People all over India recognize Begampur especially for its loose woven. This is the most unique style of Tant Sarees. 

Material: Tant Cotton

Feature: light-weight and translucent sarees, bright colours.

Occasion: Occasional Wear


Kalna is a weaving style from Burdwan in West Bengal. This style is quite similar to the Fulia style. 

Material: Tant Cotton

Feature: Soft and fine in texture, large woven motifs.

Occasion: Ethnic Wear


“Atpoure” means “common wear”. Denotes the Bengali style of wearing sarees. These sarees are famous for their comfy and soft texture which makes them easy for daily life. 

Material: Tant Cotton

Feature: Soft and feather-light, Mostly plain and simple colours

Occasion: Daily Wear 


Traditional Bengali Tant Sarees are a remarkable piece in the history of Handloom and Textile in India. What attracts me more about this historical and fine handloom art is my curious mind. Due to time, the old and classic is replaced by modern and trendy, in the time of being classy we forget what’s majestic. I’m glad I have a platform to get in touch with the real trend, Julahaa Sarees. Don’t hesitate to take a look at our Traditional Bengali Tant Saree collection.

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