India has always been fashionable. Since ages our culture has seen exclusive jewelry, elaborate hair do’s and of course wide variety of fabrics – Silk, cotton, khadi!!!
The Indian weaves and motifs have always fascinated people around the world. We have rich variety of colors, textures, and amazingly beautiful hand weaving and embroidery skill.
The Indian fashion has come up as an industry working in sync with everyone’s life. Gone are the days when Fashion and designers were aloof terms and were restricted to celebrities and movie industry only.
The Indian artisans have created lovely variety of clothes and amazing cuts and designs but none could replace or even fade away the magic of nine yards!!
The variety is huge and some or other is definitely going to make woman weak in their knees.
Taant the eternal Bengal beauty with thick border and exclusive cotton makes it oh! So wearable!!
Another Wow saree is the traditional Kasavu from kerala. It was traditionally only a dhoti,blouse and stole but now changed with time. It is white in color with golden thread border. Although its slowly changing itself to suit the ever changing nature of gen X. Nowadays it’s coming in many other colors too!!
Another southern beauty is evergreen Kanjivaram Silk. Every woman wardrobe either has one or aspires to have one. Soft and smooth as butter with amazing subtle sheen, it’s a classic beauty.
The western part of country has varieties as rich as the culture. Odisha boasts of Sambhalpuri silk. It has delicate weave where threads are dyed before weaving.
The Gamcha variety is quite popular among youngsters accompanied by quirky draping styles!!
The northern part has a beautiful rich heritage of banarasi sarees. A traditional weave by artisans of Banaras. Woven in silk with gold and silver threads, it was initially meant for royalty only. It had such intricate designs that those days it used to take one year, for one banarasi saree to complete.
Banarasi has also evolved with age. Nowadays it also comes with mix of cotton. One thread of cotton mixed with cross thread of silk it creates lovely modern days light weight zari sarees.
Bandhani is a tie n dye from Gujrat . It is as colorful and vibrant as the state itself. Available both is cotton and silk this variety can be adorned any time, be it daily wear or the festive occasions, it never lets you down!!
Lehriya is another tie n dye from land of Rajasthan. Due to the difference of tying technique its result is amazingly beautiful with bright lovely colors!!!
The north India boast of heavy zari border Banarasi on one hand and on the other hand it presents light weighted intricate embroidery of Chikan kari from the city of nawabs Lucknow. You can never be wrong with pastel chikan saree in Indian hot summer!
The saree soiree can go on with beautiful shibori , pochampalli, Kantha work, kalamkari and many others !
But right now I will leave you with these beautiful colours , zari ,sheen and rustle of fabrics ,and of course your next shopping plan too!!
Pictures Credit-Sadee Saree fb Page! A page dedicated to nine yards and its love!!!