The Indian Sarees
A country with rich history saw in the 5th BC, the start of women draping themselves with a garment to hide their modesty. Saree is known as a fashion statement, however back then it was considered to be a humble drape. The humble garment derived from the word sattika, which meant a three piece ensemble. The three pieces comprised of – Antriya which was the lower garment, the Uttariya which was the veil and Stanapatta which was the band worn on the chest.
With the evolution of humans and the surrounding, saatika also involved and over the years, it became what we know as saree. Saree’s are a way of showing off the artisan’s work from a particular state. In the market, British started the manufacturing of sarees for the public and now saree sector has spread its reach to foreign countries as well. Indian sarees have become popular amongst different culture and now are available online for those who cannot physically procure it. There are online saree stores in USA, England, Canada, etc.
India with its rich history is also very proud of its rich saree collection and types which are found from al across the country. The types of sarees are mentioned below –
- Taant saree – from the west Bengal comes the traditional saree of Tant. It is weaved out of cotton and comes in different prints and colors. It’s a lightweight saree, hence the women wear it as their daily outfits. These sarees have thick border which complements the pattern and color of the saree.
- Kasavu Saree – this saree also known as settu saree comes from the state of Kerala. Originally the saree was worn in dhoti style along with a blouse and a stole went over the blouse. Older women prefer to wear it in the original style. The distinctive feature of the saree is the golden thick border which is said to be woven with real gold threads. The economical section of this saree has artificial gold threads in the border.
- Kanjeevaram – this saree is known as the queen of sarees and comes from Tamil Nadu. The saree got its name from the region Kanjeevaram from where traditionally the woven silk were acquired from. Kanjeevaram is known for its elegance and the richness that it portrays. The richness of the saree comes from its color and texture.
- Bomkai – the saree from Odisha is also referred to as the Sonepuri Silk. The saree is an art in itself with the intricate embroidery and thread work which is done on the saree. This saree is a nine-yard beauty which is available in silk and cotton. Women can choose according to the custom or the festivity and buy whichever option suits them the most.
- Paithani – a saree which originates from within the walls of Aurangabad, is a must to be bought when shopping in Maharashtra. It is known for its zari border and fine motifs which decorates the saree.
- Bandhani – saree from the land of Mahatma Gandhi- Gujarat, is derived from the word bandhan which means ties. The saree is made by tie and dye process, hence the pattern of the saree. Bandhani sarees are not just restricted to Gujarat but are also a part of Rajasthan. It was the weavers of the Khatri community who designed the Bandhani sarees.
- Muga – from the eastern part of the country, this saree comes from Assam. This saree is special due to the material. The saree is made out of silk which is produced by the larvae that feeds on two very special leaves. The silk is quite glossy and has been termed as the most durable one.
- Banarasi – Varanasi is not just famous for its history, but also for its banarasi sarees. These sarees are usually found with gold and silver zari designs. Originally this saree was woven for the royalties out of real gold and silver thread and after so many years, it stays true to its nature. It is considered to be one of the most royal looking sarees.
- Pochampally – from the town of Boodhan, the famous saree has brought a lot of attention towards Telangana. The saree is famous for its geometric shapes and intricate motifs. It is made out of silk and cotton.
- Leheriya – from the land of desert, comes another saree produced from the tie and dye technique. There is difference in the process of tie and dye when compared to Bandhani. It is a very light saree and can be worn in summers.
- Phulkari – from sarsoo to makke di roti, this saree is another attraction why people visit Punjab. This saree has flower work just as the name suggest. The designs are usually in bright hues and is done on cotton blends or khadi.
- Chikankari – from the place of nawabs, this saree comes from Lucknow. This saree is royalty on its own. It is usually done on a muslin cloth, but nowadays it is available on all kinds of fabrics. This saree can surely make you feel like a royalty.
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