4 comfortable fabrics for this scorching SUMMER

The fabric you choose during summer makes a big difference in your appearance and comfy. We bring you a list of perfect picks!

SILK BLENDS
Don’t misinterpret silk to be a fabric meant only for winters. Silk blends, a lighter and softer version of silk made from natural fiber is considered to be an ideal summer fabric. Unlike raw or pure silk, it doesn’t stick to the body making you sweat or feel sticky. Sport a flowing silk blend dress for an evening outing. Pair it with minimal jewelry, as too much of it can make your skin itch.

KHADI MAGIC
When the heat becomes too much to bear, khadi comes to your rescue. The Mahatma yarn has taken the fashion world by storm. Give a modern touch to your khadi outfit by wearing a pair of khadi shorts or a shrug.

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CONVENTIONAL COTTON
When it comes to summer wear, cotton seems to be the best option. The best thing about cotton is it makes you feel comfortable even when it is very humid. It easily absorbs the sweat from your body and helps your skin breathe making you feel cool. Pairing a cotton kurta with a pair of palazzo pants will make for a simple yet interesting look.

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CLASSY LINEN
Linen is one of the best summer fabrics known for being the lightest of all. It is comfortable and has sweat absorbing properties. The main benefit of wearing linen during summer is that it allows easy air flow and reflects heat better. Linen saris in shades of pink, grey and lavender can add style to your evening wear. A linen sari with a quarter sleeve blouse in a slightly darker shade with a tight bun or a hairband for a perfect summer look. Opt for smart linen trousers and dresses as work-wear to make that commute to work slightly easy.

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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.
For any query or for more designs like these, please drop your query to our page of Art Hut here:
https://www.facebook.com/boutiqueees/
Or You can Whats App or SMS us on +919830505532

 

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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)

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

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

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

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To Order, contact our page of Art Hut at:

https://www.facebook.com/boutiqueees/

or
Please drop your query on +919830505532

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A rhapsody of ethnicity -The Library of Sarees

Library – when the word comes to our mind, a world of books pops up in front of our eyes but library is a collection of sources, from where we can enrich ourselves. It is not all about books only but library can be for anything related to our daily life where variety in lifestyle will not be a barrier to the middle class economic group. Oh its our wish…..

When we talk about reading, it is impossible for anyone to purchase all the books to read. So to enrich your knowledge, Library is the place which gives us the opportunity to feel the essence and to assimilate the immense domain of books. Library is a concept which was started for thinking of books but it is such a unique concept which should not be restricted to any particular subject or any specific interest. It should be a treasure house and the treasure can be anything. The main concept of library is to make people facilitate for having the things which can’t be possible to purchase every time but without purchasing they can enjoy those, they can have the pleasure of their excellence.

Taking this distinctive concept we have already added different other thoughts and now we have film libraries, digital libraries and many more. So why the art and craft are standing one step back? We can also do the revolution in the field of art.

India is a mine of artistry. Artists are reflecting their creativity in their works. But how many of us can experience them? We may buy a few. But is it enough to feel the essence completely? If we create a library, we can have them all in exchange for a little.

 

Art Hut is trying to take an initiative as a small part of this vast concept. We have thought to initiate the idea and have a library of our own products. We will start with our own handcrafted Sarees. We are going to have our own ”Saree Library”, where no one is bound to purchase but one can come, borrow and experience our products in exchange of a small amount for a certain time, return us and can take another one. Library is enriching us with books and knowledge from a long ago, gradually the idea is taken to other fields. Now it’s the time to implement it in the art world as well as in the fashion world. It’s time to make our Fashion Library. But really we need your feedback about the conception, need to know the viability of the project of our “Saree Library”.

Please visit our page of Art Hut in face book to check our collection and give us your feedback that how one dress can meet the expectation of hundreds.

#saree_library

#dress_library

#fashion_library

#boutique #library 

#boutique_library  

#lifestyle

Art Hut is dedicated to be a real house of creation

We are trying to be more innovative in our motto. Few months back also Art Hut was just a boutique, was involved in buying and selling and after that in customer support. But within a few months Art Hut got some appreciating response from its social media like facebook, twitter and other social media accounts. We tried to be innovative in all respect and got some success after having our page lovers and supporters. People enjoyed our story related to Arts and Culture of any geographic region. We wanted to go beyond any boundary and tried to know the actual scenario of handicraft industry. We wanted to know those people are doing their best for the sake of love and passion for the creation. We tried to portray the history of our various handicraft.

But after one month we realized that we need more of your support, we need more support from our readers and followers. To reach more people we need to make a strong community who loves our interest and is interested in sharing their knowledge and collection with us. Art Hut is interested to know more about many artisan and their artistry around the globe and for that we need your support and willing. Please enrich us with your valuable, informative comments and writings. Let us allow to share those information which you have to the rest of the world.

To make a strong community, we created a page Art Hut, A house of Creation. We are expecting your full participation and requesting you to join us to grow the community and to go beyond any geographical barrier. Like our page of Art Hut to witness some of the exceptional handicraft items from us. Join us in the public group to share your choice of Arts and express your sense of this interest.

Join our group of Art Hut here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arthut/

Hope! – a little package

Hope sometime comes in a little package and that little package will grow properly with the believes of changing the hope into realty.  

I am using the social media, specially facebook, for last 3/4 years and i was just using the same for some specific features like chatting, uploading and checking the news feeds. it was beyond my imagination that something creative also can be done through the social media also and i thought to do something online. In one of my previous article I mentioned that my mother, Aruna Ganguly started a boutique few years back to stand on her own feet. Read Here.

But after using the facebook for 10.00 to 7.00 daily for some recreation purpose i became bored about it and then i thought that i need to do something which will make some positivism  for me and for my desire. I thought to put some value to the life, to do something which will be dual beneficial. Then i came to know about blogging and other social media also like twitter but from the college days i was less interested about technical aspects. So i did not get good marks in my Computer Science course where i was always developed wrong programming in C or C+. Actually i never got interest in some code, # or @ or ;. So programming in C or C+ was looking like rocket science to me. But i have some desire to do something for the society and for that first I have to set myself in a strong platform as without proper platform, nobody will give value to my thought and in this days one’s word never make any sense to others until there are some proofs. I thought and thought and then i decided to use my mom’s business as platform. My mom is getting old and the business should be taken care as now i believe that business is the only alternative parallel economy which will help me to survive in the near future.

I created a page of Art Hut. Started to display the boutique items and with that i thought to share the stories of art and culture. To me, just selling one product or selling in bulk may make some quick money but that never put confidence to my prospect or my page lover. Rather it will be more realistic if i share the story of a Rajasthani woman is fighting to stand on her own feet, a story of a common man who is doing embroidery to earn the bread and butter for his family. Actually i believe that promoting a product with a story or history of the same make some positive effect to the readers or buyers, a proper mix up of story with object. There should be some correlation between the artistry and the usage of that artistry.

With all these i am interested to know that what is happening where and discovered that blogging is the best way to know those and with this I can spread my words to the rest of the world with the help of blog. I can express my thought, my feelings to the world where may be someone is also thinking in the same way. I want to connect more people to get some unique idea and to portray art hut in different manner. I am also fond of some quality follower of mine who will like my exposure but not for any technical reason.

Last but not the least is to make a famous brand of my boutique and my thought. I dream that one day Art Hut will be the name of only one stop shopping for every Indian and after that it will be International. Starting from a small cottage it will be advertise in the city of Las Vegas one day. Yesss, it is my dream and dream will only be successful when the strong desire behind the same is there. I need more and more support from every readers, followers and others to nurture me and expecting that i will reach the sky which is also not my limit.

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Crafts mania of West Bengal

West Bengal serves as home to many talented artisans in India. The unique rustic and mystic charm of Bengal crafts is admired by art-lovers the world over. From embroidery to sculpture and sketching to metal crafts, the state has a unique specialization in many forms of craft. The age-old traditional crafts of West Bengal have been so well molded according to the present day demands that it seems that these artisans, apart from their traditional skills, have an expertise in the art of survival as well. Even if you have little understanding of arts and crafts, you will certainly be captivated by the unique handicrafts of West Bengal. Let us know more about them.

Every year, with the initiative of West Bengal State Government, artisans get chance to portray their expertise through Handicraft Expo, is the largest handicraft fair of India. The artisans of the small scales get appreciated by exhibiting their artistry and creations among the mass and also helps them to get a decent appraisal for their products. The 24th West Bengal State Handicraft Expo 2016 was started on 18th November, 2016 at Milan Mela Prangan, Kolkata and will be continued to 11th December, 2016. It’s really an awesome experience visiting the fair last Sunday. On the way to the fair, the first impression was ”Wow! what a colorful sight it is.”  The artists came from villages were making and selling their creations sitting by a row at the ground. There were wooden toys, wicker baskets, handmade musical instruments like Ektara (Monochord), Aar bansi (Flute), Dhol, handmade ornaments; stone engraved statues, various art works, different types of paintings and many more. Artists from the different districts of West Bengal were exhibiting their special significant art works from their districts. Pavilions were named with the name of rivers from the specific districts like Damodor, Jolongi, Rupnarayan, Icchamoti.

Scroll Painting: (Pat Chitra)

Scroll Painting is done on thick fabrics, with the help of natural colors. Popularly called Pat Chitra in Bengal, they vary in length and height. However an average scroll painting is about 15 ft long. It is divided into a number of compartments, with each compartment carrying an episode of the story being narrated through Pat Chitra. It is the specialty of Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia. Artists were painting in mats, clothes, utensils with their crafty skills sitting there. The colors of the paintings were really bright and each painting has it’s own story.

Terracotta Craft:

The terracotta craft of West Bengal is famous throughout the world, for its pastoral and rustic charm. The clay-modeled items that form a part of this craft, made with natural colors, are a viewer’s delight. They were a craze in Bengal during the reign of Malla rulers, in the 16th-17th century. The temple of Bishnupur stands as marvelous example of the terracotta craft of Bengal. Bankura and Bishnupur is carrying their legacy from the long past. A huge collection of terracotta craft is there to make a drawing room more attractive and to make an special impression.

Kantha Embroidery:

Kantha is a very beautiful form of embroidery that originated in West Bengal. It is basically the art of outlining decorative images with running stitch, on clothes, with colorful threads. It is used on saris, dhotis, kurtas, ethnic-wear for men and women, bed-linen, cushion covers, quilts and other such items. A craze amongst foreign tourists, Kantha stitch is best used on cotton and silk. Read more here:

Conch Shell Crafts:

Conch shell craft is one of the most unique and most beautiful forms of handicrafts practiced in West Bengal. It is actually the art of engraving decorative motifs on the natural shells obtained from the ocean. Conch shell crafts are beautiful and delicate, apart from being considered to be extremely auspicious in the Hindu mythology.

Dokra Metal Craft:

It is one of the most popular forms of art practiced in Bengal, named after the people who practiced it. It is actually the art of creating statues, jewelries, idols and many other decorative pieces, with the help of clay, wax and molten metal. The best part about Dokra metal crafts is that they are completely original and no replica of any item can ever be made.

Pottery:

One of the oldest crafts of Bengal is pottery. It is practiced in the state with beautiful variations, in exquisite styles. Different kinds of pots, like Mangal Ghat, Lakshmi Ghat, Manasha Ghata and Tulsimancha, are designed here. All of them have their own significance and distinctive style. Apart from being practiced for individual purposes, it is also designed and sold on a commercial scale.

Bankura Horses:

Bankura horses made from terracotta and considered to be auspicious in West Bengal. They are found adorning one or the other corner, in almost all the Bengali households. They are also used in traditional Bengali rituals, as they are considered to represent the holy horses in Sun God’s chariot. When in the state, make sure to buy a sample of this craft, as a souvenir.

Clay Dolls:

Putul, as the Bengali dolls are popularly called, are a craze in the European market. Shaped out of clay, painted in vibrant colors and baked in a kiln, they represent the rural Bengal. Out of several varieties of clay dolls in Bengal, the real-life dolls of Krishna Nagar, depicting various social scenes like Collector’s court, tea garden, pandit sabha and Charak festival, are the most popular.

Sholapith Craft:

Sholapith is a milky-white sponge-wood, used for crafting beautiful decorative pieces. It is also known as ‘herbal ivory’, as it seems to look like the milky-white items made from ivory. Sholapith is popularly used to craft head-wears of bridal couples, garlands, decorative fans, animals, birds, dolls, Images of gods and Goddesses, elephant-howdahs, peacock-boats, palanquins, flowers various kinds of crowns and backdrop of Durga Pooja stages.

Other than these, different collections of colorful hand painted (febric) sarees, kurtis, batik work, Kalamkari works are there. Handmade jewelries are also alluring. The handmade paper flowers are really colourful as they have made the garden of paradise.

‘Karuvasha’, is the pavilion where samples of the greatest creations of Bengal are showcased for the audience to smell the culture and craft of Bengal. Some artisan’s are making statue of stones and somebody is busy in making flower vase with the coconut Shells in front of the peoples are visiting the fair. This pavilion is there to encourage the artistry of those artists who are dedicated to their creations and the rest of the world never matter to them.

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Lady is grinding rice with ‘Dheki’

Even the food court is representing their creativity uniquely. The special sweets of Bengal like Rosogolla, Kanchagolla, Makha Sondesh, Rosomalai etc. are there to exhilarate your taste buds. Moreover witnessed the very own village culture of Bengal that ladies are grinding rice with ‘Dheki’ and making ‘pitha’ (a special cake made of rice) and selling under one shade used to be done by our grandmother.

Art Hut is representing from North 24 Parganas at ‘Ichhamoti’ pavilion with the collection of handicrafts, embroideries, hand painted (febric) sarees and dress materials in the fair and is proud to be a part of this huge platform to exhibit them. We met many people in the fair of different language, of different taste of art and their point of view towards the arts and culture of Bengal. This year we had international customer also from Sri Lanka who just appreciated the creation of our boutique. Art Hut is grateful to them who are visiting our stall to check our collections. We expect to be reach more and more people to the near future with your support.

Glimpses of Handicraft Fair – 2016

Mrs. Ganguly, the owner of Art Hut is busy with customer in the sunny evening of 4th December, 2016 at Icchamoti Pavilion, Stall No. 24.

Some snaps of Art hut’s boutique collection.

An artificial garden is there with blended colours and beauty.

Some Handmade jewelry. You can groom yourself with these in some other mood.

  1. Glass painting. 2. Lady is grinding rice with ‘Dheki’ to make some delicious cake  3. Colourful Lamp shed.  4. Bengal’s ‘Potchitro’.

Some model and prize winning artistry of Bengal’s Artists at Karuvasa pavilion.

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Thank You

Art Hut is thanking to all of our readers, viewers and followers in this Thanksgiving Day weekend. Hope you all are enjoying this weekend. In India we don’t celebrate this as holiday but in this special occasion, we are thankful to everyone who supported us to become Art Hut. We are grateful to those artists/ artisan whose continuous support will make it possible for us to become a brand in the field of boutique or handicraft. Here is a story of this auspicious day.

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States. It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.

History:

Prayers of thanks and special thanksgiving ceremonies are common among almost all religions after harvests and at other times same like as in India, we celebrate “nabanna” and others ceremony in various states. The Thanksgiving holiday’s history in North America is rooted in English traditions dating from the Protestant Reformation. It also has aspects of a harvest festival, even though the harvest in New England occurs well before the late-November date on which the modern Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated.

In the English tradition, days of thanksgiving and special thanksgiving religious services became important during the English Reformation in the reign of Henry VIII and in reaction to the large number of religious holidays on the Catholic calendar. Before 1536 there were 95 Church holidays, plus 52 Sundays, when people were required to attend church and forego work and sometimes pay for expensive celebrations. The 1536 reforms reduced the number of Church holidays to 27, but some Puritans wished to completely eliminate all Church holidays, including Christmas and Easter. The holidays were to be replaced by specially called Days of Fasting or Days of Thanksgiving, in response to events that the Puritans viewed as acts of special providence. Unexpected disasters or threats of judgement from on high called for Days of Fasting. Special blessings, viewed as coming from God, called for Days of Thanksgiving. For example, Days of Fasting were called on account of drought in 1611, floods in 1613, and plagues in 1604 and 1622. Days of Thanksgiving were called following the victory over the Spanish Armada in 1588 and following the deliverance of Queen Anne in 1705. An unusual annual Day of Thanksgiving began in 1606 following the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 and developed into Guy Fawkes Day on November 5.

In Canada:

Some researchers state that “there is no compelling narrative of the origins of the Canadian Thanksgiving day”.

The origins of Canadian Thanksgiving are also sometimes traced to the French settlers who came to New France in the 17th century, who celebrated their successful harvests. The French settlers in the area typically had feasts at the end of the harvest season and continued throughout the winter season, even sharing food with the indigenous peoples of the area.

As settlers arrived in Nova Scotia from New England after 1700, late autumn Thanksgiving celebrations became commonplace. New immigrants into the country—such as the Irish, Scottish, and Germans—also added their own traditions to the harvest celebrations. Most of the US aspects of Thanksgiving (such as the turkey), were incorporated when United Empire Loyalists began to flee from the United States during the American Revolution and settled in Canada.

Thanksgiving is now a statutory holiday in most jurisdictions of Canada, with the exception of the Atlantic provinces of Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. In most jurisdictions it was set in 1957 to occur on the 2nd Monday of October, which is still fall in Canada. This directly but memorably conflicts with the Italian-American celebration of Columbus Day in the United States.

In the United States

In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is traced to a sparsely documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts, as well as a well documented 1619 event at Berkeley Hundred in Virginia. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. Pilgrims and Puritans who began emigrating from England in the 1620s and 1630s carried the tradition of Days of Fasting and Days of Thanksgiving with them to New England.

Several days of Thanksgiving were held in early New England history that have been identified as the “First Thanksgiving”, including Pilgrim holidays in Plymouth in 1621 and 1623, and a Puritan holiday in Boston in 1631. According to historian Jeremy Bangs, director of the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, the Pilgrims may have been influenced by watching the annual services of Thanksgiving for the relief of the siege of Leiden in 1574, while they were staying in Leiden. Now called Oktober Feesten, Leiden’s autumn thanksgiving celebration in 1617 was the occasion for sectarian disturbance that appears to have accelerated the pilgrims’ plans to emigrate to America. Later in Massachusetts, religious thanksgiving services were declared by civil leaders such as Governor Bradford, who planned the colony’s thanksgiving celebration and fast in 1623. The practice of holding an annual harvest festival did not become a regular affair in New England until the late 1660s.

Thanksgiving proclamations were made mostly by church leaders in New England up until 1682, and then by both state and church leaders until after the American Revolution. During the revolutionary period, political influences affected the issuance of Thanksgiving proclamations. Various proclamations were made by royal governors, John Hancock, General George Washington, and the Continental Congress, each giving thanks to God for events favorable to their causes. As President of the United States, George Washington proclaimed the first nationwide thanksgiving celebration in America marking November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God”.

In modern times the President of the United States, in addition to issuing a proclamation, will “pardon” a turkey, which spares the bird’s life.

In India, though it is not a holiday or special day but if we think to give respect to our elders, give love to our near and dear ones, appreciate our security personnel and others who are invariably related to our good living and enjoyment of our life. Art Hut is thanking everyone who are related to us and wishing a very happy weekend to all of our readers, followers and supporters. 

 

 

 

 

Tant Collection in Vibrant Colour and Design

Art Hut is introducing some brand new boutique collection of Tanter Saree with Vibrant Colour and exclusive design of embroidery, febric and kalamkari work. The most interesting part is that all these sarees are available in customized colour and design as per your choice. To order your favourite one you can message to the page, you can email us on nabhajit.arthut@gmail.com or you can whats app us on +91 9830505532. Cash On Delivery (COD) is available for selected location. For more details, contact us.

Model No. AH 796
Material: Khesh Tant
Colour: Yellow Based Green and Red Print
Design: Half febric and half print
Blouse Piece: Not Available with Saree

Model No. AH 797
Material: Khesh Tant
Colour: Black Base
Design: Half febric and half print
Blouse Piece: Not Available with Saree

Model No. AH 848
Material: Handloom Tant
Colour: Ash and Blue
Design: Block Print
Blouse Piece: Not Available with Saree

Model No. AH 864
Material: Tant
Colour: White and Blue
Design: Half Script Print and half applique
Blouse Piece: Available with Saree
Customization is available for any combination

Model No. AH 886
Material: Kota
Colour: White
Design: Applique work.
Blouse Piece: Available with Saree

Model No. AH 889
Material: Bangladeshi Tant
Colour: White
Design: Applique work.
Blouse Piece: Available with Saree

Model No. AH 890
Material: Bangladeshi Tant
Colour: White
Design: Applique work.
Blouse Piece: Available with Saree

Model No. AH 891
Material: Khesh Tant
Colour: Yellow
Design: Half Embroidery and Half Kalamkari work.
Blouse Piece: Available with Saree

Model No. AH 893
Material: Fulia Tant
Colour: Mauve
Design: Embroidery work.
Blouse Piece: Not Available with Saree

You can visit our facebook page of Art Hut for more exclusive collection of Tanter Saree.