Monday, 9 April 2012

Traditional costume of West bengal|Folk dress of West bengal

Tradition of West Bengal

The graceful icon of elegance that symbolises the quintessential Bengali woman is the Saree, which they prefer to drape in typical Bengali fashion.

 In West Bengal, Sarees are primarily woven in cotton and silk. These Sarees have been named chiefly after their weaving techniques. The traditional weavers or Tantis of West Bengal are reputed worldwide because of the quality of fabric spun and their elaborate thread work. The exquisite beauty of a Saree is further enhanced when it is accessorised suitably with a blouse. At present, blouses are available in multitudes of fashionable patterns which when teamed with a Saree does wonders to the attire.
 The Salwar-Kameez-Dupatta is nowadays in the same way popular among the Bengali women as the sarees. Salwars are loosely fitted trousers worn with a Kameez or long tunic. During wedding ceremonies however, the Bengali women usually resort to the traditional Banarasi Sarees in shades of red coupled with a golden veil to cover their heads.


Kevin Gomez said...

Traditional Bengali dresses symbolize simplicity with the bliss of charm. With fashion changing at a rapid pace, Traditional Bengali dresses continues to hold its essence with its diverseness.


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