Be Relaxed with Khesh in this SUMMER

Khesh is a new kind of designer saree made with some old sarees in a new concept. Basically originating from Birbhum district of West Bengal, it is now available to the all the places of Bengal. 

Because of the tradition of Khesh weaving in Birbhum in the last many years, a market for old sarees has come up in some nominated places of Birbhum. The Weavers bought old saress in bulk or else they have their own suppliers who collect old saress from the village and wash them ready to sell. Many other weavers depend on householders to give them sarees in return of something essential households items. 


The Khesh weaving process is simple. The warp is with new yarn and the weft is with strips of thin cloth obtained by tearing old sarees length wise. First a old saree is picked, washed, cleaned. Then the saree or the cloth is separated thread by thread and then kept along with the other yarn kept for to weave a new saree. As the new saree is being weaved the old pieces are picked up randomly and it makes a beautiful design. Its given a symmetry. Then the sarees are given touch of either fabric paints or applique to make it more appealing. It is total handloom saree and 100% cotton. It is ideal for daily use. It can be home washed. 

It is hereby mention that the old sarees have to be of cotton in order that they tear easily. Experiments using synthetic sarees have also been undertaken, since the propensity to wear synthetic sarees is on the rise even in villages. But the problem with synthetic sarees is that they cannot be torn by hand and have to be cut by scissors. This increases the time for this process and therefore the cost. 

Art Hut also brought some colorful and gorgeous design in Khesh based on Tant in vibrant colour and design. it is best sarees in Summer to wear and ladies get more pleasure wearing this saree in this scorching heat. Need your feedback regarding our collections of Khesh. 

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Celebrate this Bengali New Year with ART HUT

Art Hut is introducing some exclusive collection stitch work and febric work on Tant in vibrant colour in this Bengali New Year. Please check your favorite one and order us for the same.

Model No. AH 1036
Material: Khadi Silk
Design: Kantha Stitch
Blouse Piece: Available with saree.

Model No. AH 1035
Material: Tant
Model No. Mix and match (Febric and Stitch)
Blouse Piece: Not available with saree.

Model No. AH 1034
Material: Fulia Tant
Design: Mix and Match (Block and Stitch Work)
Blouse Piece: Not available with saree.

Model No. AH 1033
Material: Sankar Than
Design: Mixed Work (Febric and Stitch Work)

Model No. AH 1032
Material: Malmal
Design: Block Print
Blouse Piece: Not available with saree.

Model No. AH 1031
Material: Fulia Tant
Design: Febric Work
Theme: Sahaj Path (সহজ পাঠ)
Blouse Piece: Available with saree.

Model No. AH 1030
Material: Fulia Tant
Design: Mix and Match (Febric and Stitch Work)
Blouse Piece: Not available with saree.

Model No. AH 1029
Material: Fulia Tant
Design: Mix and Match (Febric and Stitch Work)
Blouse Piece: Not available with saree.
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Kachi stitch work on Bangladeshi Tant

Presenting some exclusive designs on vibrant colours. We can customize on your choice of colour. Kachi stitch work on Bangladeshi Tant. 

Material: Bangladeshi Tant
Colour: Green
Design: Kachi stitch work (Machine Embroidery)


Material: Bangladeshi Tant
Colour: Red and Black
Design: Kachi stitch work (Machine Embroidery)


Material: Bangladeshi Tant
Colour: Red and Light Grey
Design: Kachi stitch work (Machine Embroidery)


Material: Bangladeshi Tant
Colour: Red and Pink
Design: Kachi stitch work (Machine Embroidery)


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Silk – In the Indian subcontinent

Silk in the Indian subcontinent is a luxury good. In India, about 97% of the raw silk is produced in the five Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir,  Mysore and North Bangalore, the upcoming site of a US$20 million “Silk City”, contribute to a majority of silk production. Another emerging silk producer is Tamil Nadu where mulberry cultivation is concentrated in Salem, Erode and Dharmapuri districts. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu were the first locations to have automated silk reeling units.


History of Silk:

Recent archaeological discoveries in Harappa and Chanhu-daro suggest that sericulture, employing wild silk threads from native silkworm species, existed in South Asia during the time of the Indus Valley Civilization dating between 2450 BC and 2000 BC, while evidence for silk production in China back to around 2570 BC and earlier. The Indus silks were obtained from more than one species Antheraea and Philosamia (Eri silk). Antheraea assamensis and A. mylitta were widely used. It is widely believed that silk process techniques of degumming and reeling were purely Chinese technology. These findings were published in the journal Archaeometry by scientists from Harvard University who examined the silk fibre excavated from two Indus valley cities of Harappa and Chanhudaro. The fibers were dated to around 2450–2000 BCE and were processed using similar techniques of degumming and reeling as that of the Chinese. Scanning electron micrograph of the fibre revealed that some fibers were spun after the silk moth was allowed to escape from the cocoon, similar to the Ahimsa silk promoted by Mahatma Gandhi.

The brocade weaving centers of India developed in and around the capitals of kingdoms or holy cities because of the demand for expensive fabrics by the royal families and temples. Rich merchants of the trading ports or centers also contributed to the development of these fabrics. Besides trading in the finished product, they advanced money to the weavers to buy the costly raw materials that is silk and zari. The ancient centers were situated mainly in Gujarat, Malwa and South India. In the North, Delhi, Lahore, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Varanasi, Mau, Azamgarh and Murshidabad were the main centers for brocade weaving. Northern weavers were greatly influenced by the brocade weaving regions of eastern and southern Persia, Turkey, Central Asia and Afghanistan.

Gujrati builders and weavers were brought by Akbar to the royal workshops in AD 1572. Akbar took an active role in overseeing the royal textile workshops, established at Lahore, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri where skilled weavers from different backgrounds worked. Expert weavers from those distant lands worked with the local weavers and imparted their skills to the locals. This intermingling of creative techniques brought about a great transformation in the textile weaving industry. The exquisite latifa (beautiful) buti was the outcome of the fusion of Persian and Indian designs.[citation needed] Brocades produced at the royal workshops of other well-known Muslim centers in Syria, Egypt, Turkey and Persia were also exported to India.[citation needed] Under the Mughals, sericulture and silk-weaving received special encouragement and silk cloth produced in the Punjab came to be prized throughout the world. Lahore and Multan developed into major centers of silk industry. The tradition continues.

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Tanter Saree – A Traditional Bengali Saree

Tant saree is a traditional Bengali saree and usually used by Bengali women. It is traditionally made by the weavers from all over West Bengal and Bangladesh but typically few places like Murshidabad, Nadia, Hooghly of West Bengal and Dhaka, Tangail of Bangladesh are famous for tant saree weaving.

Under the royal guidance the tant (specially jamdani) and muslin became famous in and around Decca (now Dhaka) in the Mughal era. British government tried to destroy this art to protect the textile industry of Manchester. With the division of Bengal province of British India and departure of British from India many skilled weavers had settled Hoogly, Nadia and Burdwan district of West Bengal with the Government aid and incentive.These weaver made this art famous for West Bengal.

Weaving of tant saree is famous and an age old crafting of West Bengal and Bangladesh. The craftsmen deftly weave the cotton to thread which is woven to tant saree. Two shuttles are used for this purpose. Traditionally, handlooms were used by the weavers, which have today been largely replaced by power looms to weave these sarees.

The typical Tant saree is characterised by a thick border and a decorative pallav, woven using a variety of floral, paisley and other artistic motifs. Some of the popular traditional motifs are: bhomra (bumble bee), tabij (amulet), rajmahal (royal palace), ardha-chandra (half moon), chandmala (garland of moons), ansh (fish scale), hathi (elephant), nilambari (blue sky), ratan chokh (gem-eyed), benki (spiral), tara (star), kalka (paisley) and phool (flower). Printed, hand-painted and embroidered patterns are also used to get a larger variety of designs. Different motifs including floral element, solar element and recently even modern art are depicted in this saree.Tant Saree comes with colourful design and borders are made thicker because it is subjected to tear easily.


West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee wears tant saree which is brought from Dhaniakhali. This has a typical dimension. This is 6-metre long instead of usual 5.5-metre long saree.

It is recommended that before the first wash, tant sarees should be soaked briefly in warm water mixed with rock salt, to prevent the saree from bleeding colour during subsequent washes. Washing with a mild detergent, followed by starching and then hanging them to dry in a shaded area will ensure the longevity of these cotton sarees



Are you getting hitched soon? You must have set many things in mind about the day but execution of the same is always very tedious. Vibrant Indian wedding means conditional rituals, lots of fun, togetherness, loud music and most importantly the food to satisfy our taste buds. Starting from the arrangement to welcome guest and fix the menu to choose the venue all require planning.

Fix a budget: Wedding is an expensive affair if you want to follow the rules. So fixing a budget is a wise choice. Following the budget, you can start your preparation from shopping to catering. Once you fix the amount for every ceremony and preparation it would be easier to find the perfect attire, venue, caterer, jewellers, photographer, beautician and the wedding planner.shreta-bharat-indian-wedding-venue-hindu-ceremony-gujarati-punjabi-lehenga-bride-groom-sangeet-garba-prashe-south-asian-hot-bridesmaids

Select the venue: That’s a crucial part. Many prefer to throw the party at any restaurant or any club depending on the heads of the invitees. Grand event is meant to be celebrated with grandeur. You can set a theme and hire a wedding planner to arrange everything with expertise on your behalf.

Wedding Appearance: On the nuptial day you are no less than a princess and you have every right to claim it. Indian brides look ethereal in the ethnic attire coupled with traditional jewelry for this special occasion. From shutterbugs to relatives everyone’s eyes will be on the bride and her looks will be the topic of discussion.

Naturally the bride needs a ravishing makeover. Now say no to tiresome offline store visit to get the bridal outfit. We can buy bridal lehenga online from different online stores. You can select the brand, colour, price range, style and size to order your designer lehenga online.

Food: Any party or gathering is incomplete without sumptuous and tempting food. Don’t compromise on that. When ceremony gets over guests only look for delicious food items. So keeping that in mind arrange verities of starters to start with and soft and smooth dessert to finish the programme.

Photography: The latest trend followed by the most of the couples is pre-wedding photo-shoot. Hire a professional photographer who can frame the memories to cherish in future.

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