Shabana Azmi’s cotton saris in Swami (1977) [X] set in rural Bengal. There is a long history of cotton clothing from Bengal and the woven cloth has distinctive patterns so that even most urban users can recognise a Bengal sari. Actual cotton production in Bengal appears to date from the 1780s, perhaps as Bengal cotton began to be exported to England. More Shabana here [X] [X]
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