If you like to know more about India? then first learn about its Traditions, Culture & Customs, how can you do that? what are the most ascending ways to learn deeply about the country? is by learning about the couture. Today I learnt something about my country and I am so proud of it to know how rich and royal our customs are and somehow we always suppressed it by western culture.
We have brought you 7 most popular saree types in silk that are worn by everybody, Take a look:
Tamilnadu’s Kanjeevaram Silk Saree
We all know about kanjeevaram silk sarees they are the type of silk saree made in the Kanchipuram region in Tamil Nadu, India. These sarees are worn as bridal & special occurrence by most ladies.
The sarees are woven from pure mulberry silk thread. The pure mulberry silk used in the making of Kanchipuram saris comes from South India and the zari comes from Gujarat. To weave a Kanchipuram sari three shuttles are used.
While the weaver works on the right side, his aide works on the left side shuttle.
Every piece it’s different in colour and design which are unique to wear own itself, here Priyanka Chopra in beige and gold traditional Kanjeevaram saree looking timeless.
Kalamkari Saree from Srikalahasti
Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Only natural dyes are used in Kalamkari and it involves twenty-three steps.
The Srikalahasti style of Kalamkari, wherein the “kalam” or pen is used for freehand drawing of the subject and filling in the colours, is entirely hand worked.
This style flowered around temples and their patronage and so had an almost religious identity – scrolls, temple hangings, chariot banners and the like, depicted deities and scenes taken from the Hindu epics – Ramayana, Mahabharata, Purana and the mythological classics.
Kasavu sarees from Kerala
Kasavu saree is the traditional clothing of women in Kerala, South India. The golden and cream threadwork crafted on this ethnic fabric is intrinsically set giving the attire a traditional appeal.
The borders which are set on the pallu or on the body of the sari resemble a film reel as the borders are designed in a Kerela kasavu style with the use of different coloured threads, imprinting ethnic and religious motifs in multi-coloured threadwork.
When it’s worn at ‘Onam’, a festival that is widely celebrated in Kerala witnesses the beauty of Kasavu embroidered attires among the young and the older women especially while participating in their folk dances.
Pochampally Saree or Pochampalli Ikat is a saree made in Bhoodan Pochampally, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, Telangana State, India.
They have traditional geometric patterns in Ikat style of dying. The intricate geometric designs find their way into sarees and dress materials.
Pochampalli silk saris are light-weight & rich. Hence it is a great fabric to be worn in summers.
Maharashtra’s Paithani Saree
Paithani is a variety of saree, named after the Paithan town in Aurangabad Maharashtra state where they are woven by hand.
Made from very fine silk, it is considered as one of the richest saris in India. It is one of the most famous saris in India. It is also considered the finest silk in India.
Paithani is characterised by borders of an oblique square design, and a pallu with a Peacock design.
Plain as well as spotted designs are available. Among other varieties, single coloured and kaleidoscope-coloured designs are also popular.
Bandhani From Gujarat
Bandhani is a type of tie-dye textile decorated by plucking the cloth with the fingernails into many tiny bindings that form a figurative design. The term bandhani is derived from the Sanskrit verbal root bandh (“to bind, to tie”).
Today, most Bandhini making centres are situated in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Sindh, Punjab region and in Tamil Nadu where it is known as Sungudi.
Other tying techniques include Mothra, Ekdali and Shikari depending on the manner in which the cloth is tied. The final products are known with various names including Khombi, Ghar Chola, Patori and Chandrakant
Muga from Assam
Muga silk is a variety of wild silk geographically tagged to the state of Assam in India. The silk is known for its extreme durability and has a natural yellowish-golden tint with a shimmering, glossy texture. It was previously reserved for the use of royalty.
Muga silk can be dyed after bleaching. This silk can be hand-washed with its lustre increasing after every wash.
Muga silk, like other Assam silks, is used in products like saris, mekhalas and chadors.