Graceful sarees in autumn parties!
At an extravagant wedding, everyone was dressed in the latest budget-busting designer outfits, yet all eyes were on a young girl-- dressed in a saree with intricate floral motifs. This saree had cost her nothing; it was from her mother's cupboard. Instead of getting decayed and out of style with age, saree is one kind of attire that allures all eyes. It is a treasure which had grown more valuable with time.This six- yard- fabric is a synonym for elegance, beauty and style. Saree is the world's longest-running fashion story, as relevant today as it was hundreds of years ago.
The saree is one of the world's oldest and unstitched garments from the past. Over the millennium, it has not only become a sensuous, glamorous all-time-wear for women, but also the 'canvas' for weavers and printers to create artistic weaves, prints and jewelled or gold-silver embellishments! Nahida Sharmin, the owner of the creative store Shailpik Craft is such kind of artist who made her canvas in saree.
Shailpik Craft sailed on its voyage 20 years back in Chittagong. Passion for painting has driven Nahida to this profession. Her main theme is floral motifs. She says, "I mostly use floral motif. Floral motif gets the colour of nature through brush paintings and block prints. Seasonal changes are my inspirations as six seasons represent various colours. The colours of my dresses reflect the colour of nature as it changes accordingly with the change of seasons."
Apart from floral motif, this artist also does experiments with other motifs. She also uses folk motifs through her brush and colour. Though handprints are most prominent here, other works such as embroidery, karchupi, vegetable dyes are also top notch in this house. A unique craftsmanship has been flourished in the fusion of different works --- block with embroidery, hand-stitched works with block etc.
Summer just left but still we are experiencing heat. We need dresses which is comfortable and fashionable. Shailpik craft's Sarees can be an appropriate choice for you in this autumn. The floral and seasonal motif, vibrant colours look soothing and can give peace to your mind. The nature can made a good contrast with your outfit.
The price range of vegetable-dyed sarees is between BDT 1800-3600, cotton hand-painted sarees range from BDT 5200-20000, silk sarees cost BDT 20000; muslin is available between BDT 8000- 12000.
Saree is an exotic garment. If someone wants to be noticed, especially in a crowd, why donning in Western attire? Saree creates an instant identity for you, our Bangaliana reveals in only saree. Every Bengali belle should wear saree at least in special occasions. And if the saree represents nature then one must opt for it. Who doesn't want a candid in a field of catkins!