Fine cotton, Taant weaving
Saree length: 5.5 m (does not have a blouse piece)
The Leila saree is a take on traditional taant Sarees of Bengal with hand woven motifs inspired by the coastline of South India with its swaying palm trees, mixed with an array of geometric motifs in a layer of ombre colours ranging from subtle to pop. This piece with its rainbow colours is handwoven on the traditional looms of Bengal by highly skilled artisans. Fine zari stripes all along the pallu adds a touch of gleam to this playful interpretation of the Tant saree.
Sreya Samanta: Bengal weaves reimagined
Well known for her experiments with Kantha embroidery traditions of Bengal, Samanta develops a quirky take on the tradition by creating contemporary narratives with the craft; also revelling in atypical Saree compositions. Her Jamdani experiments also see the designer drawing from the traditional repertoire of the colour palettes and weaving tradition, as well as adding new iterations to it. Samanta invests extensively in yarn development, and works in only the finest and softest of Bengal khadi cotton and silk fabrics (it is only in Bengal that Khadi achieves such a soft mul-like texture and the designer harnesses that beautifully.)
Care: Dry clean only.
Air the textile every few months.
Product colour may vary slightly from the picture and the product may have slight imperfections and variations in pattern, being hand-crafted.