THIS IS WHERE BENGALIS GO TO BUY THEIR TRADITIONAL WEAVES IN LUCKNOW

Tant Ghar is a tiny, modest shop on Hewitt Road is the go-to for Bengalis in the city, for Bengali weaves, especially during Durga Puja.

Forty years ago, Shankar Bhowmick was traveling to Kolkota when a friend requested him to get a few Bengali sarees. On seeing the interest generated among a wider group of friends, Shankar decided to try his luck in this field. What started as a small shop with only six sarees, has now become a well-known shop that boasts of having the largest collection of Bengali saris not only in Lucknow but in the entire state. Tant Ghar sources their saris from the weavers of West Bengal. Hence, they do not keep any mill-made sarees.

WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT TANT GHAR:
1. Tant
One of the most popular of Bengali Sarees, the Taant is made by a hand-woven cotton loom and is one of the lightest saris. Besides the red and white combination seen during the Durga Pooja, there is a spectrum of colour options to choose from. Besides colours, one can also choose from varieties of Taant – Muslin, Cotton, Silk or Banarasi
Price: Rs. 500 onwards

2. Dhakai Jamdani
This saree gets its name from Dhaka, where it was originally made. The dhakai sarees are characterized by their delicate motifs, mostly floral. The Dhakai available in the shop are in cotton as well as in silk.
Price: Rs. 1500 onwards

3. Baluchari
A prevalent choice for festivals and weddings, the Baluchari is made in pure or Tussar silk and at times have illustrations of epics or folklore on the border and pallu.
Price: Rs. 2000 onwards

4. Garad
Highlighted by the Indian television and film industry, the Garad is usually a cream/off-white silk sari with a coloured border.
Price: Rs. 500 onwards

They also sells dhoti-kurta sets for men as well as the Laal Par Saree for Durga Puja.

Timings
During Navratri: 10.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open everyday.
Rest of the year: 10.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Everyday except Thursday

Location: 4, Hewitt Road, Next to Goli Wada Pav, Lucknow