Shantiniketan Haul

Hi friends!

Hope you all are doing great my lovely ladies. Do we need to find any particular reason for hauling? Logically yes but ‘Dil- Logically” no, :-P and today I seriously have a reason to share my haul with you guys as I paid a visit to Shantiniketan few days back and did some shopping, and moreover I had mentioned about a haul post coming on its way in my last post, so Yeah! Here it is…

Let’s start the haul post with my favorite part which is jewelry! J

I am not much into Dhokra jewelries but this particular metal made jewelry is very famous in Shantiniketan and the artisans are selling these beauties for over many years. Dhokra Damar tribes are the traditional metal-smiths of West Bengal. Dhokra made products have a huge demand in domestic as well as foreign markets because of primitive simplicity, enchanting folk motifs and forceful form. I got two beautiful neckpieces and an intricate Ganesha statue from ‘Amar Kutir’, it was once a place of refuge for independence movement activists and has been now turned into a cooperative society for the promotion of arts and crafts, it is near the bank of Kopai River. You can get all your needs like sarees, blouse pieces, skirts, leather bags, jewelries and few household products at reasonable price.

Take a look on these amazing designs

As I mentioned in my last post about the famous ‘Shonibarer Haat’ and shared few pictures with you guys, I got few items like copper made and ‘Gamcha’ jewelries,hand -made note books and few bags from there .

Copper made jewelry designs are pretty common but I got them at very cheap rate so picked up loads of them. I was willing to get some ‘Gamcha’ jewelry as they are in the latest fashion trend so here I grabbed a neckpiece with matching earrings. J

Look at these hand crafted recycled paper made note books J

I have got three bags, Again a ‘Gamcha’ sling bag( I am obsessed with Gamcha nowadays :-P), A ‘Baul’ bag with colorful patch work and a simple orange bag, these are all called ‘Jhola’ in Bengali J, all are fabric ‘Jholas’ (bags).

My shopping was incomplete without buying a cotton ‘Baul Khesh’saree from Shantiniketan. It is a pure handwoven cotton baul Khesh with colorful patch work all over. I am thinking about an outfit post wearing this beautiful saree with matching jewelry. What say? J

Got a pure silk sleeveless jacket in light lavender color with 'Kantha' stitch work which I can pair with any solid color kurta and last but not the least is a colorful silk dupatta, look how pretty this is! J

So that's all for today ladies!!

Hope you have enjoyed my haul post, would love to know your thoughts about the stuffs I got myself.



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