Fashion is not only related to trends it is something that makes you comfortable, makes you feel like your own skin, and that you own it. Everyone has their own fashion icon and statement, what goes right for someone doesn’t mean you can pull it off as well and the same is the other way around. Today’s fashion is all about being comfortable only.
India is not only famous for its secularism, unity, and diversity. It is also famous for its trademark handloom sarees. Sarees and Indian women are synonyms of each other. Our women have donned it nationally and internationally as well without any second thought.
India’s handmade handloom sarees have a special place in everyone’s heart. There is a variety of handloom sarees from different parts of our country which are not only famous but depict our culture and heritage too. The production of handloom sarees is important for rural India development as it provides them work and a way for livelihood with economic development. It takes a minimum of two to three days in its completion which can go up to 6 months as well in some cases depending on the design. It is perfectly described in one line as” SAREE: six yards of sheer elegance and grace”. Some of the different types of handloom sarees are listed below.
Kanchipuram Silk Saree
As the name suggests, it is a silk saree made in the Kanchipuram region of the Indian state Tamil Nadu. It is a special occasion saree worn on special occasions like marriage or festivals. The saree is made from pure mulberry silk. In the original Kanchipuram silk saree, the border and body are woven independently and then attached together. This is the technique that makes it stand out from other sarees.
As the name suggests, these types of handloom sarees are made in Varanasi, also known as Banaras in the Indian state Uttar Pradesh. It is known for its gold, zari, and silver embroidery. It is made with fine silk and then decorated with design. This makes it quite heavy in comparison to other sarees. There are four variations of this saree: Katan, kora, georgette, shattir. The electric-powered looms are becoming a threat to traditional saree weavers as they produce a large number of lookalike sarees in a short time and at a very low price as compared to original ones.
It is a tie-dye type of saree. Its name is derived from the Sanskrit word “bandh” which means “to tie”. It is mostly made in the Gujarat and Rajasthan state of our country. Bandhani is also known as “Bandhej Saree”. The dying of saree is done with hands so varieties of color combinations are possible. Different colors of bandhani have different meanings like red and maroon is a symbol of good luck for newlyweds.
Chanderi Silk Saree
Chanderi is the light weighted, sheer texture with fine luxurious feel fabric. It got its name from the small town in Madhya Pradesh, where weavers produce these kinds of saree. It is usually worn in summer due to its lightweight and ceremonial dressing too.
As the name suggests, the saree got its name from Sambalpur district of the state Odisha. These sarees are famous for their particular pattern, i.e. Shankha, Chakra, Phula, typically in red and black color. All these have deep symbolism with Lord Jagannatha’s face color. This saree got the recognition or came into limelight when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi started wearing them.
Tussar Silk Saree
It is also known as Kosa silk. It is in natural deep gold color. It is less durable due to shorter fibers. As it is made from cocoons collected from the forest, it is considered a forest product by many.
There are many other sarees as well which can fall under this category but these are some famous sarees. Saree is pure elegance and wearing it makes every woman beautiful out there.
This saree is mainly produced in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal. Earlier, these sarees were worn by upper-class women on festive occasions.
Kantha Stitch Saree
These sarees are made in the eastern region of the country like West Bengal, Orissa, and Tripura. These are embroidery sarees. Earlier old sarees were stacked up and then stitched and used as cushions, blankets, etc. Now a day’s embroidery is stitched and hence the sari is known as Kantha stitched saree.
Bagh Print Saree
These are the sarees crafted in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh. It is a hand-printed saree. Printed with wooden blocks and natural dyes. It is basically geometric patterns or floral compositions. It derived its name from the village on the banks of river Bagh.
This saree is mainly produced in the Indian state Assam. It is known for its durability and yellowish golden tint and texture. Earlier it was only meant for royal people. This is easily washable and with each wash its shine increases.
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