Bengal is known for a variety of things. One of them is a vibrant range of handloom cotton sarees. Fine texture weaves, transparent, airy and very comfortable, the Bengal handloom cotton saree is ideal for hot climes and sultry weather. Comfortable, colourful and classy, the Bengal handloom cotton sarees are known for their attractive borders, hand woven bootis with fancy motifs, exquisite embroidery and exotic hand painting of tribal art.
Kolkata as a port and commercial hub fast emerged as the marketing hub with thousands of textile shops and markets devoted to handlooms owing to the proximity of hubs like Murshidabad, Shantipur, Bishnupur, Phulia, Dhaniakhali, of traditional excellence flourishing in its proximity.