Fashion with Textiles in West Bengal…
Where we all dote over Rajasthani badhanis and tie and dye fabric, we seldom realize that our own state has its rich variety on textiles, which is not only something to know about but also to be proud about.
Many designers are working in unision with these craftsmen and trying to publicize these textiles and create a demand for them in the market, in a way its is both helping the artisans involved with creating such fabrics as well as the designers who are giving a new life to these age old textiles.
West Bengal is one of the many states which reflect a unique style in its textiles; it is mostly famous for its woven beauties like Tussar silk, Bengal cotton, raw silk, then saris like baluchori, dhaniakali, jamdanis etc, and now with the new designer touches added to it, it is indeed to be termed as a revolutionary period for our home textiles.
Government institutions, the ministry of textiles, gramin bank and other such bodies are also trying their methods in improving the demand for these fabrics in the national market.
Its only the starting, because when we visit these artisans in the villages, we see very little improvement in their living conditions.. Many of them are still under the influence of the mahajans. But slowly even light is reaching their homes and the uneducated, illiterate people are getting aware of their talent.
The style, the mark that our traditional textiles make, cannot be compared with anything else. What it leaves behind is nothing much but just an everlasting impact.
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