Whether you hail from a Bengali background or not, you’ve all heard about the traditional #Taant saree or Banglar taant.
A saree is probably the only attire that is distinctively India’s own. Undeniably, no attire can make desi girls look phenomenal other than a saree.
Even before the dawn of independence, #saree has carried the true essence of Indian soul dating back to the Mughal Era. Years saw emergence of distinctive styles but one thing remained unchanged – the Bengali handloom cottage industries! Even today in remote corners of Bankura, Murshidabad, Shantiniketan, and Malda, the solitary tourist may come across a group of individuals spinning away to create sheer magnificence.
No amount of machinery can generate the level of perfection handloom industries create. Handmade taant sarees deliver precision and its unique styling adds to its aesthetics.
Today, the irony is, we’ll wear these garments and click artistic display pictures for our social media pages but how many of us even recall the faces of those people behind creating these flawless garments?
It’s time for us to consider the hard work that went into creating our prized attires. The faces responsible for creating these sarees deserve recognition. These small scale cottage industries hide away many such unexplored talents whose work of unmatchable finesse adorns our soul. It’s only reasonable that we acknowledge these geniuses.
There, let us rebuild India’s glory once again and make her stand out uniquely amongst all her global counterparts. This country is home to many raw talents and it’s only rational that we let her shine now.
Together, India Imprints desires to make a promise that we’ll bring these artisans under one roof to watch them reawaken India’s mind and soul. For the true spirit of India lies hidden amongst her art and culture.