The north wind brings the message of frosty winter. Now is the time to stock up on being fashionable this winter. Fashionistas are interested in shawls with nice weaves and attractive designs to prevent winter. It can be said that shawls are not enough to ward off winter.
During winter, the practice of wearing a shawl wrapped around the body is more common in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. However, the style of shawl here has changed a lot. At one time shawls were made 45 to 48 inches wide. Currently up to 32 inches wide. Innovation has also come in the way of wearing a shawl. Zahira Khanam, co-entrepreneur of F Commerce Page We Craft, said that shawls were once made of thick yarn. Now acrylic, synthetic yarn, wool are being mixed with it. Basically trying to warm up a bit like this. Wood block or screen prints are quite popular as designs. But the cost increases if there is value addition in machine embroidery. We are also making colorful shawls in this way based on customer demand. But I want to be a shawl by understanding the type of clothing. Now the shawl is not only placed on the shoulders. Some use shawls as scarves or capes.
The use of shawls and chadars can be seen in detail from the middle of the eighteenth century. Initially, it was used as the clothing of the elite, but later it became the preferred clothing of the masses. Because of that, the culture of each country emerged on the canvas from a long time ago. There are also special variations in the weaving of square, triangular shawls. In our country shawls are designed keeping winter in mind. But in this case, a little exception is the use of sheets. Chadar has been used since the beginning as a special clothing for Islamic women. At first it was used only by Persian women. Gradually the same pattern of clothes spread all over the world. But in different places with different names. And mixes with the culture of that country. As it has become a blanket in our country. However, some differences can be seen in the use of chadar and northerners. It is usually slightly smaller than the northern chadar, which is used only with the Punjabis and is seen in use outside of winter.
You will find beautiful sheets of various designs and motifs in the market. Khadi or cotton shawls are the first choice of Bengali girls among desi shawls. The winter clothes of the fashion houses of our country are made on silk, Andy silk, khadi, wool yarn, coarse yarn etc. The native tradition and culture is gaining prominence in the shawls of various motifs. Block-batik work is sometimes used to bring variety to the design. Sometimes rigging, spray, applique, brush, embroidery, handpaint bring variations to the sheet. A beautiful design is created by just sewing the chest of the chadar. Besides, lace, beads, chumki and stone work sheets are in the demand list. Shaheen Ahmed, the top executive of Anjan’s fashion brand, said that acrylic tissue woolen shawls will also be available in different designs according to the needs of customers. Nakshikantha and block print sheets have brought innovation this winter. Many fashion houses are choosing weavers from different regions of the country including Comilla, Narsingdi, Manikganj and Tangail as their main material.
Meanwhile, tribal shawls from Bandarban, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Cox’s Bazar are also quite popular now. One can also opt for Manipuri Shaal made with Durang. Currently, the young generation is ahead in the fashion of chadar. Colorful desi chadars have become a part of fashion as well as necessity. Shawls and chadars are directly used as our native clothing. Apart from this, the designs made in the fabric of the country, the designs of the native culture are made in a slightly different pattern in our country.