Even at the sari wholesalers of Gariahat in Kolkata, it is impossible to find large numbers of premium tangail saris of a single design: they are naturally a limited-edition product. As a result, many of my signature tangail styles can only be manifested as individually designed garments. They simply cannot be mass-produced.
My Art Wear line consists of garments that I create individually as art-pieces, each being one-of-a-kind. Every single creation begins with an exquisite limited-edition sari, hand-spun & woven & embroidered by the master artisans of the tangail weaving communities of Bengal.
For every piece we create, I hand-pick a sari and decide how it will be cut into panels. This cut depends on the pattern woven into that individual sari, as well as on the style of the garment being created. The pallu piece, which has a more elaborate design than the rest of the sari, is generally reserved for use in tops, overtops and prominent panels of dresses.
Sometimes a piece calls for extra border, or a border different than the one on the original sari. Over the years, I have gathered thousands of beautiful and unique tangail borders - my Tangail Treasure Trove. I search through this collection to find the exact border that will "finish" the piece by enhancing the inter-play of texture, colour and pattern.
The skirts and dresses are lined with fine voile. I play with various colour options to find the one that harmonizes with the translucent tangail cloth to create a multi-tonal light-layering.
No two garments are identical. Each creation is hand-made, unique and exclusively yours. You will never see it on anyone else!
Prema Florence Isaac