Tant saree, mainly in cotton, is woven in Bangladesh and in West Bengal, India. Also known as the Jamdani tant, the weaving of this saree flourished during the Mughal era.
It became so famous around the British rule that the British government tried to minimize its production to save their textile industry. After the end of British rule in India, many skilled weavers settled in and around Bangladesh and West Bengal with help from the Government. These weavers continued weaving this style of saree and today, Tant sarees are one of the most popular styles of Bengal sarees.
The cotton thread is intricately woven into a Tant Saree by expert craftsmen. The borders are woven a little thick, making it less resistant to getting worn out.Typically, a Tant saree comes in pastel shades with beautiful thick borders. Florals and Paisley motifs are often used on a Tant Saree.