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Best Shops in Kolkata for Fabric
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Kolkata Market: Fabric
The term khādī or khaddar means cotton. Khādī is Indian handspun and hand-woven cloth. The raw materials may be cotton, silk, or wool, which are spun into threads on a spinning wheel called a charkha. Khaddar collects purely hand-woven cotton fabric from traditional weavers from all over the country, makes readymade garments and sells these through its outlets. Earthy shades dominate their product range. Their products are simple, sophisticated and smart looking, without any embellishments –comfortable and affordable.
Tussar, pure silk and cotton saris, dress materials with hand woven block prints and embroidered textiles are the popular offerings in Kanishka. The textiles are commissioned from handloom weavers from all over India. The handmade fabrics feature both figurative and ornamental patterns that are based on regional folk traditions, ancient scripts and classical Indian motifs. The vibrant and colorful motifs use a range of vegetable dyes ,tea leaves, indigo, roots, and flower petals ,which combine to make striking colors. Fabrics like handlooms, mulmul, tussar and raw silk with Kanishka’s signature prints combined with embroidery, zari, and even a sprinkling of sequins are the USP of this store. Indo-Westerns, skirts and kurtis, and short kurtas with pants are also part of the offering.
Mourya is an exclusive saree boutique shop that has made classy designer sarees very affordable. You can get custom made sarees with traditional fabrics like silk, tussar, mulmul and khadi , with ethnic Indian designs. Mourya Boutique started off as a small venture in the locality of Tangra The perseverance of its founder Nilanjana Sarkar has paid off and it is now very popular and has a large clientele that has been created in a short span of time. .Mourya mainly works with indigenous fabrics but also has a reasonable collection of party wear chiffon sarees. The designs are mainly created using embroidery and fabric painting.
When Sonajhuri Boutique was founded by Mohua in the year 2008, it was a small saree boutique with a handful of customers. The offbeat Kantha stitch sarees at affordable prices soon attracted more customers. The most popular item in their collection of sarees is the Nakshi kantha saree. Nakshi Kantha is a very exceptional variety of kantha stitch because of the enormous time and labor involved . Sonajhuri Boutique brought it back to fashion. A true saree lover will know ITS value and realize what a prized possession it is. Apart from sarees , they also stock stoles and can provide dress materials on request.
Srijon is a boutique shop which is popular for its wide collection of handloom sarees , Bishnupuri silk sarees, tussar sarees and dress materials. Since the early nineties, it has been creating ethnic wear materials in bold colours with a matt type of finish, to add an elegant touch to the collection. Their designs are done using block prints, fabric painting and embroidery. They use a combination of strong colors, and bold patterns . Srijon not only designs sarees but also offers accessories and costume jewellery on request.
Kalika is a shop for sarees and dress materials . On display is a wide selection of sarees ,ranging from cotton to Assamese silk, Dhakai, Balucheri , Chanderi , Ghicha, Kosha, and Bhagalpuri silk . The prices range from Rs.500/piece for a cotton sari to Rs 10000 to Rs 20000 per piece for an exquisite tussar silk saree . The store also has on display a wide selection of plain, printed and zari bordered chiffon sarees at Rs.650 /piece . They also stock a few shawls, materials for blouses and fabrics for salwar kameez. Kalika is a tiny shop opposite to Triangular Park. .
91 33 2465361
Pragjyotika Assam Emporium
Pragjyotika in Dakshinapan Complex This outlet of the Assam Government Emporium in Dakshinapan , Kolkata , has been in operation since the last 29 years . It is an extremely popular Kolkata shop and is known for its vast collection of Assam silk sarees, mekhlas,( half sarees) ,Assamese gamchhas, handmade accessories & costume jewellery . Assamese Silk Assamese silk sarees are made from Muga silk , Pat silk and the Eri or Endi silk. Muga yarn cannot be bleached or dyed and hence its natural golden color is retained in the fabric. Others like Pat silk are usually in brilliant white or off-white colour. Eri silk is soft and warm and is popularly used in shawls and quilts. Handicrafts They also stock handicrafts and décor items such as the miniature one horned rhinos, decorative hats , lampshades and baskets ,trays and flower vases . Some of them are made of straw and other natural light weight materials . The famous Assam Tea is available in this Kolkata shop.
+(91)-33-24237873, +(91)-9831024633, 9163129122
Gurjari is the emporium of the State of Gujarat. The many categories of products and their vibrant colours are both beautiful and exciting. Sarees, skirts, dupattas, home furnishings and gift items are all available in this store . These items reflect the arts and culture of Gujarat. Gurjari has been very popular with the Kolkata shoppers since its inception. The women of Kolkata are traditionally fond of wearing saris and the block printed Gujarati cotton sarees and the bandhni cotton sarees that are available in Gurjari are clear favorites, after the Bengal cotton sarees. These are known as Gurjari sarees in Kolkata. These typical Gujarati prints in cottons are available on skirts, kurtis and palazzos as well. The Patola silk sarees that are available here are also aprized possession of the Bengali women. Home furnishing items include embroidered cushion and bed covers with micro mirrors. The decorative wall and door hangings and warli paintings makefor wonderful home decoration as well as gift items. The costume jewelry of Gujaratis madeof silver, agate and beads and is much appreciated by the Kolkata shoppers.
033 2423 7117
Kari- The Royal Craft
Kari is a multi-designer studio with two separate sections for both men and women. The material is especially catered to special occasions and does have the flavor of royalty to them. The designs and prints are unique and is ideal for wedding shopping. Suits, Lehengas and Sarees selection are kept with old royal designs in mind. This Kolkata shop is a must visit for those special occasions. The store is unique in its collection of very grandiose royal designs that remind us of the glory of styles common to the privileged of yesteryears. The service of the store is very good and women’s store is separate from the men’s store, making the collection more varied.
91 33 40043295
Benarshi Kuthi for Best wedding Sarees in Kolkata Benarasi Kuthi is synonymous with wedding shopping in almost all Bengali households. Benarasi Kuthi is known for its collection of Benarasi bridal sarees. Apart from Benarasi sarees , the store also houses a great collection of sarees from other parts of the country such as Dhakai, Mushidabad Silk, Chanderi Silk,Mysore Silk, Kanjivaram, Matka Silk, Bandhni, Knatha Stitch, Tnaat Cotton, Bomkai Silk, Narayanpet, Ikkat, Kotki and Mekhla. They also have a full stock of printed and embroidered dress materials.
033 2419 7130
Indian Silk House
Founded in 1926 by Shri Rishabh Chand, who had supported the Non-Cooperation movement against the British, INDIAN SILK HOUSE was established to promote Indian textiles and fabrics. There are many shops in the city, that sell sarees but this particular shop specializes in silk sarees like South silk from Bangalore and Kanchipuram.