Indian sarees, we can never have enough of this nine yards wonder. It is a fashion statement in itself. Drape it any way you want it represents different states of the country and is the epitome of beauty, grace, and timelessness. You can express your chic classy side of it or you may express different sides of your personality with an unmatched effortlessness.
India is a gorgeous country and each state has a wondrous quality of it depicting culture and tradition offering an eclectic amalgamation of style and trends. Each state offers something unique in the form of sarees, be it the fabric, color or work giving it a rich vibrant quality. When an Indian bride chooses her trousseau, she picks traditional sarees from each state. You can order Indian sarees online or buy from classy traditional shops, either way, you will be spoilt for choice.
You will find stunning sarees from West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and it goes on. The saree is a prized possession for every woman out there. Pick and choose from a variety of sarees here, and you will marvel at its resplendent beauty.
- Banarasi Silk saree – Banarasi sarees are beautiful and it has a hard-to-miss inherent sheen. The whole saree is beautified by intricate motifs enhancing its ethereal aura. The motifs are either floral or Sometimes these sarees are enhanced further with dainty embroidery and beautiful zari work.
- Chanderi Silk Sarees – Chanderi sarees are pristine and have a beautiful texture sometimes highlighted with zari. They are available in mesmerizing colors and intricate embroideries. They look rich and vibrant. It hails from Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh and a blend of silk and cotton. Chanderi sarees have a regal air about them and women wearing them feel nothing short of a queen.
- Bandhani Saree – Hailing from Gujarat and Rajasthan Bandhani represents the finest craftsmanship of the people of Rajasthan. It is also called the Leheriya or the ‘tie and dye’ art using a resist-dyeing technique, using impermeable threads to tie the sarees. When you untie it will form an intricate circular pattern on the fabric. This traditional saree is a hot favorite amongst women.
- Bhagalpuri Saree – Bhagalpuri silk is a tussar silk coming from Bhagalpur, Bihar in India. It is actually a century old and the tussar silk weaving industry in Bhagalpur boasts of about 30,000 handloom weavers working on a mammoth 25,000 handlooms. The dying technique of a Bhagalpuri silk saree is different from your regular art silk sarees available in India. The popularity of Bhagalpuri is not only popular in India but all across the world.
- Dhakai Sarees – The name Dhakai hails from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. These type of sarees are usually made up of cotton and mulmuls. It has a soft feel and is beautified with intrinsic patterns and is a popular saree choice amongst South Asian woman. Most dhakai sarees are either figured or flowered and are a woven fabric in cotton. The artisans create fine, sheer fabric and use supplementary weft with thicker threads intertwining the intricate patterns to it.
- Kanchipuram silk Saree – Kanchipuram sarees hail from Kanchipuram region in Tamil Nadu, India and derives its name from the same. The sarees are interwoven with Mulberry silk threads. Its unique features are its wide contrast borders. These sarees are worn by brides and are a much-favored silk saree for women in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.
- Kota Saree – Kota Doria Saree is one of the many types of sari garments made at places such as Kota, Rajasthan and Muhammadabad Gohna, Mau in Uttar Pradesh and the nearby areas. Sarees are a blend of pure cotton and silk and the what sets it apart from the other type of sarees as it has khats or squares on them. The chequered weave is very popular and women love its texture and pattern.
- Paithani Saree– Paithani sarees hails from Aurangabad, Maharashtra. These sarees have a beauty of its own as it is hand woven. It is made up of fine silk and the borders have an oblique square design and the pallu is enhanced with a peacock design. The sarees are made of very fine silk. It is, in fact, one of the richest saris in India. Paithanis sarees look regal and are a popular pick among women.
- Patola Saree – Patola is a double ikat woven sari, it is made up of the finest silk and hails from Patan, Gujarat, India. Patola is actually a plural form the singular form is patolu. They are beautifully, richly interwoven and very expensive, no wonder they are a popular pick among royal and aristocratic families. It is undoubtedly expensive but it is that kind of saree which can go down in generations, such is the appeal and the richness of the saree.
- Pochampally Saree – Pochampally Saree, more popularly known as the Pochampalli Ikat is a saree that hails from Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, Telangana State, India. This traditional saree is characterized by traditional geometric patterns or the Ikat style of dyeing.
We have discussed just 10 varieties of sarees whereas there are so many different types of sarees which we haven’t covered yet they are unique, beautiful and has a weaving story to convey. The texture, prints, the colors the Indian sarees are just breathtakingly beautiful and timeless. A traditional saree can be kept for posterity and it braves the onslaught of the new modern sarees with aplomb.
A saree is forever, so ensure you pack your wardrobe with beautiful sarees from different parts of the country and take pride over the fact that you have a gorgeous collection of traditional sarees which will stand the test of time. I believe in this quote truly, “In a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic. ” Yes, I want to remain a classic with a cupboard full of traditional sarees.