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West Bengal – Burdvan

Published: April 18, 2020
Author: TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN

Background

Burdwan cluster holds a very significant place in the Bengal handloom industry. This cluster is popular for its “Tangail Naksapar Sarees” and “Jamdani” Sarees with jacquard design. Historians have traced the existence of super fine cloth of Jamdani in the 15th and 16th centuries. Jamdani is an indigenous craft even if the design inspirations are taken from the foreign (Persian) origin. Another product variety “Tangail Saree” originated from a place called “Tangail, a district in the present Bangladesh. Previously silk warp and cotton weft were used for producing these types of sarees and this was named as “BEGAM BAHAR” Later on, both cotton warp and weft came into use.

History reveals that in the year 1942 the weavers, mainly the “Basak” community that migrated from the “Tangail” district and the”Debnath” from the Noakhali” district settled in Dhatrigram. Samudragarh.are Tamaghata, Katwa in Burdwan district and they now producing these glorious varieties of Tangail and Jamdani Sarees.

Details –

Number of handlooms – 37500

Number of weavers – 50000

Handloom products – cotton & silk based tangail, jamdani saree, home furnishing, shirtings.

 

Cluster Accessibility –

Burdwan is well connected with Roadways and Railways

Roadways – 130 km away from Bus stop.

Railways – 130 km away from railway station.

 

Reference  – http://handlooms.nic.in/User_Panel/UserView.aspx?TypeID=1242

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