Different forms of Saris in India
When talking about Indian fashion, how can you not talk about saris. The saris are so much part of our culture that there is one from each state. Nowadays women or fashionistas take sarees as a style statement. Some even endorse more than once kind.
Each Indian state has its own specialty. Let us browse through types of Indian sarees. It will widen your knowledge of different types of Saris and names and help you make a better selection.
Paithani from Maharashtra
Paithani Saree is a specialty of Aurangabad. These handwoven sarees have its own elegance and sheen. The border is made up of zari with fine motifs of a peacock.
Chanderi from Madhya Pradesh
This is a special kind of saree which have silk and zari work done on cotton fabric. Fine cotton gives the seer to this sari whereas silk and zarigives it the required shine.
Sambalpuri from Odisha
Sambalpuri is traditional hand-woven saree from Odisha. It is a delicate weave with threads specially dyed before they are woven to give the never fading rich color.
Taant from West Bengal
Taant is tradition saree from the state of West Bengal which is made of cotton suiting the humid climate of Calcutta. It's light, easy to wear, and the thick border and beautiful prints make it a must buy.
Kasavu from Kerala
Kasavu is a modern version of settu saree from the state of Kerala. The saree adorns a thick golden border which is woven with threads of real gold.
Chikankari from Lucknow
This is special kind of embroidery done only in the state of Lucknow, which gives a rich look and feels to the fabric. It is must have on your visit to Lucknow.
Banarasi from Varanasi
Banarasi sarees were originally woven for the royalties. They generally adorn real gold and silver thread work on them. Original banarasi sarees were made with hands and took almost around a year to complete.
Kanjeevaram from Tamil Nadu
Kanjeevaram sarees are now famous across the globe. These are traditionally woven in rich colors and textures. They are elegant, refined and graceful.
Bomkai from Odisha
Sonepuri silk or Bomkai saree is apiece of art which adorn ikat embroidery with intricate thread work woven over beautiful nine-yard wonder.
Pochampally from Telangana
These are another range of silk sarees where the geometric designs are crafted to give a royal look.
Bandhani from Gujarat
Bandhani sarees are created with special kind of tie and dye technique in Gujrat. The art is well kept with Khatri community of Gujrat and no one is ever able to do it as well as them.
Konrad from Tamil Nadu
This popular saree was originally used to adorn the deities in temples. The border is usually broad with animal motif carved on them.
Leheriya from Rajasthan
Leheriya, as the name denotes, is a process of tie-dye where you get the non-straight lines on your cloth of different colors.
Phulkari from Punjab
Phulkari is traditional embroidery work done in the state of Punjab. It had its origin way back in history, however, became famous for the film showcasing Heer and Ranjha love story on Indian cinemas.
Muga from Assam
Muga is made up of special kind of silk by larvae which fed on special leaves to give the required shine to thegolden thread to weave this saree.
There are such a large number of more sorts of sarees, outlines and work that it's difficult to catch everything in one go. That is the abundance of our nation!