Pick Up A One-Of-A-Kind Sari From This Iconic Boutique Once Frequented By Indira Gandhi

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One of Kolkata’s oldest and most popular sari stores, Ananda’s unique creations have been worn by the likes of Indira Gandhi and Nargis.

Unique Weaves And Patterns

One of the oldest saree boutiques in the city, they are known for their range of exquisite, one-of-a-kind saris printed with handblocks and screens that are intricately carved and created by their master designers. They have a huge winter sale going on right now {up to 50% off} which means you can load up your wardrobe with exquisite cottons, silks, kanjeevarams, Benarasis, chiffons, and crepe-de-chines.

You must pick up something fo summer from their range of dhaniakhalis and tangails. They are known for their silk tangails — a distinctive range woven in Benaras in the style of the Bengal tangail.

Indira Gandhi And Nargis Have Worn Their Saris

Ananda is one of the first boutiques in Kolkata — started in 1974 to revive Bengal handloom saris with an emphasis on quality printed silks and Bengal tangail silks.

They are known to engage some of the best master weavers in Phulia, the seat of the Bengali sari and in Dhaniakhali to recreate old styles in new fabrics. New threads were used in warp and weft — and that’s how the trademark Ananda tangail emerged. Their discerning customers include Indira Gandhi, yesteryear actress Nargis, Hema Malini, Rakhee, and Aparna Sen.

Check out this amazing video on their history of the store here.

Where: Queens Mansion, 13, Russel Street, Kolkata -700 071.

Hours: 10 am – 9 pm {closed on Sundays}.


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