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. 

Mechanism:

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. 

To order please drop your query on: 

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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:
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Or You can Whats App or SMS us on +919830505532

 

#fulia_tant #mix_and_match  #febric_work  #stitch_work #সহজ_পাঠ #malmal  #block_print  #arthut  #boutique  #handicraft  #sankar_than  #kantha_stitch  #khadi_silk

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:

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or
Please drop your query on +919830505532

#bangladeshi_tant  #kachi_stitch

 

Shalwar – A daily outfit of Indian Women

Shalwar kameez, also spelled salwar kameez or shalwar qameez, is a traditional outfit originating in the Indian Subcontinent. It is a generic term used to describe different styles of dress. The shalwar kameez can be worn by both men and women, but styles differ by gender. The shalwar (pantaloons/drawers) and the kameez (body shirt) are two garments combined to form the shalwar kameez. Now a day’s Shalwar Kameez became an essential ladieswear in South Asia, especially in India, Pakistan and other countries.

History

The Shalwar are a form of baggy trousers and the kameez or qamis is a shirt of varying length. Garments cut like the kameez are known in many cultures. According to Dorothy Burnham, of the Royal Ontario Museum, the “seamless shirt,” woven in one piece on warp-weighted looms, was superseded in early Roman times by cloth woven on vertical looms and carefully pieced so as not to waste any cloth. 10th century cotton shirts recovered from the Egyptian desert are cut much like the kameez or the contemporary Egyptian Djellaba or Jellabiye. The word kameez is originally an Arabic word and is therefore also spelt with a Q, as in Qameez or Qamis.

Description:

The shalwar are loose pajama -like trousers. The legs are wide at the top, and narrow at the ankle. The kameez is a long shirt or tunic, often seen with a Western-style collar; however, for female apparel, the term is now loosely applied to collarless or mandarin collared kurtas . The kameez might be worn with pajamas as well, either for fashion or comfort. Some kameez styles have side seams (known as the chaak), left open below the waist-line, giving the wearer greater freedom of movement.

The kameez can be sewn straight and flat, in an “A” shape design or flowing like a dress: there are a variety of styles. Modern kameez styles are more likely to have European-inspired set-in sleeves. If the tailor’s taste or skills are displayed, it will be seen in the shape of the neckline and the decoration of the kameez. The kameez may be cut with a deep neckline, sewn in diaphanous fabrics, or styled in cap-sleeve or sleeveless designs.

There are many styles of shalwar like the Peshawari shalwar, Balochi shalwar, Sindhi choreno and the Punjabi shalwar.

Although various regions of South Asia wear the outfit in its various forms, the outfit was originally only popular on a wide scale in Afghanistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and the Punjab region of Pakistan and India.  However, the shalwar kameez has now become popular across South Asia.

Different forms of Shalwar Kameez

Anarkali suit

The shalwar kameez known as the Anarkali Suit is named after the court dancer from Lahore. The Anarkali suit is a timeless style which has become very popular. The Anarkali suit is made up of a long, frock-style top and features a slim fitted bottom. This style of suit links South Asia with the women’s Firaq Purtaq (frock and shalwar) of northwestern Pakistan and Afghanistan and to the traditional women’s Central Asian Clothing of parts of Central Asia. It also links to the Punjab region where the Anarkali suit is similar to the anga and the Peshwaz worn in Jammu.

Afghanistan suits

The styles of shalwar kameez worn in Afghanistan include the Khet partug, Perahan tunban and Firaq partug. Perahan tunban worn by most Pashtun males in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Pashtun suits

As a chiefly rural and nomadic population, the Pashtun dress is typically made from light linens, and are loose fitting for ease of movement. The Pashtun dress includes local forms of the shalwar kameez, which are differently made for males and females. The traditional male dress includes the Khet partug and Perahan wa tunban. Males usually wear kufi, Peshawari cap, turban, sindhi cap or pakul as traditional headgear. The traditional female dress is the Firaq partūg. Women typically wear solid-coloured trousers, a long kamīs shirt with a belt. Sometimes they will wear an encompassing burqa over this outfit or a tsādar on their head.

Peshawari shalwar suit

The traditional dress of Peshawar and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan is the khalqa (gown) which opens at the front or shirt which does not open at the front, and the Peshawari shalwar which is very loose down to the ankles. The Peshawari shalwar can be used with a number of upper garments and is part of the clothing of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Balochi suits

Men’s Balochi suit

The clothing of Balochistan, Pakistan includes the shalwar kameez which when worn by males consists of a very baggy shalwar using large lengths of cloth. The kameez is also loose, which traditionally is long with long sleeves. The Balochi shalwar kameez is similar to the styles worn in Afghanistan. The present Balochi shalwar kameez replaced the earlier version which consisted of a robe to the ankles and a shalwar using cloth of up to 40 yards.

Women’s Balochi Suit

The female Balochi suit consists of the head scarf, long dress and a shalwar.

Punjabi suits

The traditional shalwar kameez worn in the Punjab region is cut differently to the styles worn in Balochistan and Afghanistan and is known as a “Punjabi suit” with the kameez being cut straight and flat with side slits (which is a local development as earlier forms of kameez did not have side slits). The shalwar is wide at the top but fits closely to the legs and is gathered at the ankles. The Punjabi shalwar is also cut straight and gathered at the ankles with a loose band reinforced with coarse material. In rural Punjab, the shalwar is still called the suthan which is a different garment that was popular in previous centuries, alongside the churidar and kameez combination (which is still popular). In Britain South Asian women from the Punjab region have brought the dress to the mainstream, and even high-fashion, appeal. The Punjabi suit is popular in other regions of South Asia, such as Mumbai and Sindh. Punjabi suits are also popular among young women in Bangladesh and are especially popular amongst school girls in India. The outfit is also popular in Afghanistan, where it is called the Punjabi.

There are lots of other varieties of Shalwar Suits available in various location of South Asia. The availability depends on the origin, life style, daily work and other factors. But the most important part of this dress, It became a very essential wear to the female of this region for various benefits of the same. We in Art Hut, are continuously trying to innovate more creative and fashionable dresses in a pocket friendly prices. We have created cotton based shalwar with variety of stitch work in vibrant colour. Your support and inspiration will smooth our future.

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ART HUT – A cottage of Creation

Today I want to share the story of a small cottage which is now a platform of creation. A story of an ordinary woman to reach her goal. The story of her struggling, managing and climbing the ladder of success. Myself Nabhajit from ART HUT. Aruna Ganguly, my mother, runs a small business of handicrafts item for last 5 years. She started her journey to be an independent contributor to the family, to run the family on a smooth manner. From her childhood she was passionate about painting and designing but as she was from a middle class family, she did not got the chance to enhance her interest properly. After that life started to move on its own way and the do’s and dont’s of a middle class family just bounded her to do only those which are acceptable in our society like maintaining the family, giving birth to a baby and then nurturing him/her was the primary duty of her. But she did not give up the hope to be independent and for that only, after so many years she had that courage to start a business of her own. She made it possible that one above 45 woman can start as per her own interest.

Now ART HUT has a permanent platform and customers and also have some good prospects. For me, it was just like a business of my mom early days but gradually as i grow, thought that it can be big, it can go further, it can move faster, it can run well if i put some effort to it and if i try from my level then it can cross the geographical barrier also. Previously I used to chat with my friends and others in the social media in my leisure but there was nothing productive in it. Then I thought that i can utilize this time by doing something for ART HUT also. With the increasing popularity of handicraft items, we can reach more people if i can make a platform on social media for this. I started to understand the policy of marketing and business through various social media and with that i made a page of ART HUT in facebook and then started my experiment to reach more people with the same interest like we have. After one month, i reached a minimum respectable people and more than 100 people just liked our page on facebook. So, my mother is not alone now, i am with her, those 100 people are with her and more are waiting to be with her.

When i was trying to build a good audience in social media like facebook, I came to know about the various aspect of blogging, creating website of my own and also learnt the merits and demerits of online media by which ART HUT can reach to more number of people. Then i started blogging. Primarily i made experiment with the collection of ART HUT and after that i just thought to share various stories related to our product and thought like BOUTIQUE. I decided that I have to make my mother’s interest to her asset as she can feel that her story will be heard to the rest of the world, a success story of a middle class woman.

Now my intention is to reach more people as i can make a more wide platform of our creation. I hope that you all will enjoy our creation by visiting our website and face book page. Your response may open a small door for us to reach to the bigger world of creation.