India is a diverse country and so are Indian attires and outfits. The versatility in traditions and cultures in India can be seen in the variety of outfits offered by each state. Every state has its unique and authentic touch to its ethnic wear. India leads the world when it comes to textiles. The Indian fashion has evolved over the years but the essence of ethnicity remains the same. Bollywood has played a major role in being a trendsetter in India.
In India, saree is considered to be a cultural icon
The sarees in India does not come from one state alone but is a blend from the different regions of the country. Even when people have adapted modernism even when it comes to the choice of outfit, sarees can never go out of trend. An Indian woman looks the most graceful and elegant wearing a saree as saree is an essential part of Indian clothing. Indian sarees are crafted in a special way using different fabrics and embroidery techniques. Right from Gotta Patti to Block print, Indian sarees never fail to amaze people with their authenticity around the globe.
These are the various types of sarees offered by different states in India that will surely blow your mind and you would want to get your hands on them ASAP!
Coming from Tamil Nadu, this elegant silk made sarees are rich in colour and texture. The silk used to make them is traditionally woven in Kanjeevaram itself. Plain sarees can be prepared in about 11-12 days whereas decorative sarees require min 20 days. These sarees are expensive and usually cost between Rs. 2000 to Rs. 50,000. The cost of the saree depends upon the amount of zari work done with the silk.
From the land of ‘God’s own country’, Kerala, Kasavu emerges as one of the finest traditional saris which define the essence of the beauty of every woman in Kerala. These sarees are also known as Settu saree. This beautiful saree is made of a thick golden border woven with threads of real gold.
This saree is named after the Paithani town of Aurangabad, Maharashtra. These hand-woven sarees are made with the finest silk and are characterised by oblique square design borders. Peacock design is very common in these sarees giving them a classy look.
Another common type of sarees in India designed to give you a royal and elegant look. The usp of these sarees is the gold and silver zari designs. One of the factors proving its ethnicity is that these sarees are usually made on finely woven silk. These sarees are a major part of Indian weddings. As the name suggests, these sarees owe their origin to Banaras/Varanasi.
Chanderi saree owes its origin to Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh. There are three types of Chanderi sarees- pure silk, Chanderi cotton and silk cotton. Apart of their beautiful gold and silver brocade or zari, these sarees are so easy to wear.
Originating from Rajasthan, these sarees follow the tie and dye pattern with variations in colours and patterns. Leheriya is just another form of Bandhani.
Owing its origin to Punjabi, Phulkari is an embroidery technique which is related to flower work, as the name suggests. The embroidery is done with floss silk thread on coarse hand woven cotton fabric. Phulkari is common in dupattas, sarees and suits.
Originating from Lucknow, Chikankari traditionally is a white on white embroidery but now various colour options are available to us. Chikan embroidery is mostly done on fabrics like cotton, semi-georgette, pure georgette, crepe, chiffon, silk and any other fabric which is light.
Emerging from Gujarat, Bandhani is a type of tie and dye design which is popular in Rajasthan as well. Bandhan means tying and that is from where the name of the saree is derived.
Coming from Assam, these elegant sarees are made with golden threads and a special kind of thread produced by larvae that feed on mainly two special leaves.
Ready to shop already? Get your hands on these beautiful masterpieces now. Life isn’t perfect but your outfit can be. Take out the charm and grace of a woman that you have hidden inside you. Pair your sarees with the best possible jewellery to give yourself the perfect look and there you go, you are ready to leave people spellbound. Happy Shopping! Stay tuned for more Style Center related updates.