Tanabali represents the artsy pursuits of eastern India in the handloom sector and has a unique appeal to it. Combining practices of Bailu, Dhakai and Tant, this collection gives out the best of them.
Sprung from the bustling city of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, Dhakai gets its dash from antique weave technique of Jamdani, an ever-known specialty of Bangla region. This sensitive weave encapsulates creative designs of flora and fauna, daily objects such as a broken comb, and a famous Bengali design called Alpana. One of the finest patterns that gets woven over genuine cotton, Dhakai is extremely time consuming and needs an experienced hand. Resembling tapestry work, this craft varies in motif placement of 'butis'. "tercha' and 'jhalar'. Dhakai in short is a refined form of art whose shine still continues to amaze masses. Akin to other handlooms thriving in eastern states, Tant is distinguishable for its lightweight and transparency. Desired among Bengali women for the comfort it provides in a hot and humid climate, tradition of Tant gets practiced not only in West Bengal but in Tripura, Assam and Dhaka too. Scrupulous weaving technique of Tant starts when craftsmen weaves cotton thread and then it's woven to a Tant product. A wide set of motifs such as flowers, moon, stars, bees are used on the tant weave over a colorful background.
In the collection of Tanabali, we tried to incorporate these prominent crafts under one umbrella which features a prime range of enticing Bailu, Dhakai, Tant sarees and dupattas in an appealing color palette.