In its humble six yards, the sari is steeped with centuries of history, culture, and tradition. To that end, Jamdani saris are in a league of their own. When wrapped in its gracious folds a woman can explore diverse aspects of her personality — she can be elegant, demure, attractive, practical, and more.
Statement silk saris promise to take you back to the ‘60s and help mimic your favourite Bollywood heroine. Decades ago, this very silk sari conjured images of eye-catching young women from elite society but today, that image has somehow faded because of the scarcity of the authentic fabric and the existence of cheaper alternatives that actually look nothing close or exclusive as its predecessors.
Silmat Chisti of Nobo Dhaka, knows her way around the traditional weaves of Bangladesh. Jamdani, Silk, Tangail — you name it. She can continue a well-informed conversation for hours. After launching Nobo Dhaka in 2019 along with her friend, Mitia Saleh, the entrepreneur worked hard to source, produce and promote anything and everything that was a part of the heritage of Bangladesh. At least that was the primary thought behind initiating the brand. Part of the reason why she aims to make Nobo, an authentic traditional brand is to revive and restore the heritages of Bangladesh, ones that we are almost on the verge of losing.
A sari is one such timeless attire that has never been retired from the top of fashion trends. Growing up, we saw our older generation treasure their saris, and with time, learned to love this part of our tradition like no other. For us it is never just about the latest style. No, our saris hold core memories in them; each pleat tells a story. Handloom cotton and Jamdani, perhaps the most traditional of saris, have been passed down through generations.
A sari is one such timeless attire that has never been retired from the top of fashion trends. Many trends have thrived and died in the fashion industry over the years, but the sari’s popularity remains unmatched. Thanks to the brilliant minds of artists and designers, saris continue be a statement outfit for any occasion. Another concept that is trending nowadays within the country is sustainable fashion, where organic colours are used on the cotton saris that are exclusively made via handloom instead of power looms. Another beautiful term that is synonymous to sustainable fashion is slow fashion.
Ah, where does one begin with the rich cultural heritage and tradition of the magical land of Bengal? From the high pedestals of art and culture to the everyday humdrum of daily life, it is deeply steeped in age-old customs and traditions.
With Eid fast approaching, Tangail's sari weavers are working at full capacity. Deep and bright colours are in vogue this season, often styled with chumki, applique or other embroidery features. Cotton and half-silk saris adorned with golden-