"Exploring Elegance: A Guide to Different Types of  Sarees

"Exploring Elegance: A Guide to Different Types of Sarees

Raw Silk & Tussar Silk Sarees
The beauty of the fabric is its coarse texture due to its short fibers. This makes the fabric more delicate and therefore requires better care. It has a dull golden sheen, which is why it is popular. Produced in Bhagalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Tussar Silk is a popular choice for raw sarees.

Kantha Sarees
A type of saree from West Bengal is named because of the embroidery technique used. Kantha is a plain embroidery used in saris to cover the entire fabric from silk to cotton on a daily basis with beautiful floral, animal, bird and geometric shapes or nature elements. The tie of the fabric gives it a slightly wrinkled and wavy effect.

Banarasi Silk Sarees
Produced in Varanasi, India, Banarasi Silk Sari is considered to be one of the best saris known for its gold and silver brocade work. Due to the use of beautiful embroidery and beautiful designs inspired by beautiful Mughal designs, these sarees are heavy and suitable for special occasions

Paithani Silk Sarees
Originally from Patan, Maharashtra, this elegant silk saree features a square design border and peacock motif pallu. Monochrome and multi-colored designs, which are often seen in designs, are very popular.
Patola Silk Sarees
This silk saree from Patan, Gujarat is popular for its special weave (double batik dyeing process). Patola sarees are also popular for their colorful variety and geometric patterns.

Kanchipuram Silk Sarees
Kanchipuram saris are traditionally made by weavers in Tamil Naduand are considered the best saree and traditionally woven. Featuring a wide border of contrasting colors, this saree is woven from heavy silk or gold thread and is worn for special occasions and celebrations.

Brass weave has prints and designs embroidered into the base fabric to create fascinating patterns. Usually Velvet Brasso can be found on a chiffon, georgette or mesh base and can be produced in many colors. The effect is often rich in texture and very attractive;hence the Brasso saree is a favorite for evening wear.

Georgette is a sheer, crepe fabric originally made from silk using twisted yarns to create its characteristic curvy surface. Georgette sarees are heavy and available in different types of printing anddyeing.

Chiffon is a very simple and lightweight silk crepe. The twist in the crepe causes the fabric to crease slightly in both directions after weaving, which gives the fabric some elasticity and some roughness.

Art silk
Rayon, or art silk, is a synthetic material that is similar to silk but less expensive to manufacture. It is a common staple and saris made from this pattern are popular because of its affordable price and beautiful appearance.

Knit fabrics are characterized by a weaving pattern that creates intersecting loops, allowing wide open spaces between the yarns of the fabric. This weave makes the net saree look full and light. In addition to beautiful embroidery and appliqués, net saris are often an option for evening wear.

Crepe is mostly a beautiful material with a curled surface. While silk fibers are a popular choice, crepe fabrics are woven from natural or artificial fibers. Surface textures range from smooth, flat crepe to gravel and moss effects. Crepe sarees are made using various printing and dyeing techniques. Popular crepes include crepe de chine and georgette.

Cotton is natural, breathable and very durable which makes cotton saris a popular choice for daily wear. Because cotton accepts many colors, it can be dyed in many ways. Due to the strength and variety of cotton yarn, there are many weaving options; this ensures that Cotton saris all over India are beautifully textured. Mostly using silk or an alternative to silk, almost every state in India has its own style of cotton sarees. Here are some popular cotton saree brands.

Chanderi Saree
Traditional sarees are made from a blend of silk and cotton and Chanderi originated from Madhya Pradesh. Chanderi sarees are known for their texture, lightness and shine.

Jamdani Saree
Jamdani Saree is of Bengali origin and is a fine muslin fabric woven in beautiful patterns on hand looms. Usually a combination of cotton and gold thread is used on a white or gray base to add elegance and beauty to the saree.

Tissue, or tinsel, is fabric woven with wires or thin strips, usually gold or silver. It has an eye-catching quality and smooth texture. The sarees are light and shiny and are mostly used for evening saris rather than daily wear.
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