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  • One of the finest muslin textiles of Bengal

    Jamdani (Bengali: জামদানি) is one of the finest muslin textiles of Bengal, produced in South Rupshi of Narayanganj district in Bangladesh for centuries. The historic production of jamdani was patronized by imperial warrants of the Mughal emperors. Under British colonialism, the Bengali jamdani and muslin industries rapidly declined due to colonial impo...

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  • The handloom saree tradition

    Handloom sarees are a traditional textile art of Bangladesh and India. The production of handloom sarees are important for economic development in rural India. Completion of a single saree takes two to three days of work. Several regions have their own traditions of handloom sarees.

    As per 2010 census 44 lakhs of families are eng...

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  • Kurti Top

    In modern usage, a short kurta is referred to as the kurti,which is the attire of females. However, traditionally, the term kurti refers to waist coats, jackets and blouses[2] which sit above the waist without side slits, and are believed to have descended from the tunic of the Shunga period (2nd century B.C.). The kurti is distinguished from the choli by the latter...

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  • Banarasi Sari

    A Banarasi saree is a saree made in Varanasi, a city which is also called Benares or Banaras. The sarees are among the finest sarees in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery. The sarees are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate design, and, because of these engravings, are relatively heav...

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  • Origins and history of Sharee

    The word sari evolved from sattika mentioned in earliest Jain and Buddhist literature as women s attire. The Sari or Sattika evolved from a three-piece ensemble comprising the Antriya, the lower garment; the Uttariya; a veil worn over the shoulder or the head; and the Stanapatta, a chestband. This ensemble is mentioned in Sanskrit literature and Buddhist Pali litera...

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