In our country, every state has its own unique culture and craft techniques which have their own designs, colours, patterns and materials which are use. Over the years, various craft techniques have been preserved and revitalised by introducing them in contemporary designs.
And if one is in desperate need of some fashion inspiration, then India is the palette they should be looking at. With its wide range of motifs, handwoven fabrics, different kinds of embroidery, mirror work and jewellery, there's nothing that isn't available in the country.
Let’s have a look at 7 best crafted sarees which has its own richness and will always be cherished for years to come.
Rajasthan: Bandhani Saree
Bandhani,derived from the Sanskrit word banda ("to tie") is a type of tie-dye textile decorated by plucking the cloth with the fingernails into many tiny bindings that form a figurative design.
Style Tip: Bandhani saree is best suited on women having slim or hourglass body shape type.
Maharashtra : Paithani Saree
Made from very fine silk, it is considered as one of the richest saris in India. Paithani is characterised by borders of an oblique square design, and a pallu with a peacock design.
Style Tip: Paithani saree teamed with thushi; which is a choker style neckpiece woven with the gold beads gives it a royal look.
Uttar Pradesh : Banarasi Silk Saree
Banarasi sarees are among the finest sarees in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery.
Style Tip: Banarasi brocade clutches taken along will give it a modest feel of Banarasi heritage.
Bihar : Bhagalpuri Silk Saree
Bhagalpuri silk or Tussar silk is a dying style of silk sarees and other clothes in India. This material is used for making sarees named as Bhagalpuri Saree.
Style Tip: Bichhiya; toe ring made out of metals and nonmetals worn on any of the toes is well suited with the Bhagalpuri Saree.
Tamil Nadu : Kanjeevaram Saree
Temple borders, checks, stripes and floral (buttas) are traditional designs found on a Kanchipuram sarees. Kanchipuram sarees are woven by pure mulberry silk. In a genuine Kanchipuram Silk Sari, body and border are woven separately and then interlocked together.
Style Tip: Traditional Kanjivaram Saree is worn with ottiyanam(hip chain) made of pure gold or silver as preferred by the bride.
Gujarat : Patola Saree
Patola is a double ikat woven saree, usually made from silk. It can take six months to one year to make one saree due to the long process of dying each strand separately before weaving them together.
Style Tip: With Patola silk sarees, silver clutches and silk potlis will add the right amount of ethnic beauty.
Madhya Pradesh : Chanderi Saree
Chanderi fabric is produced by weaving in silk and golden Zari in the traditional cotton yarn that results in the creation of the shimmering texture. Chanderi silk is considered the fabric of choice for saris produced for royalty, due to its light-weight quality and intricate designs.
Style Tip: In Bollywood, actresses like Mini Mathur, Vidya Balan and Kareena Kapoor are often sported draped in this handloom fabric. In the movie English Vinglish, Sridevi’s look in Chanderi cotton sarees was well appreciated.
Let us know if you have nay one of these? If not buy them right away and treasure them in your closet for any ocassion.