The Endless Glory of Handwoven Silk Sarees

The Endless Glory of Handwoven Silk Sarees

Handwoven Silk Sarees are the auspicious rulers when it comes to grand festivities and celebrations. It is one of the most elegant and rich looking fabrics in the Indian textile industry. It is produced from the Tasar silkworm, Mulberry silkworm and Muga silkworm. Silk is produced on a large scale in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chattisgarh, West Bengal and Assam. Majority of Indian women prefer silk sarees when it comes to grand festivities.

Silk sarees are at the heart of every Indian celebration, be it a big fat wedding or a major festival, most Indian women prefer to wear a silk saree for every auspicious occasion. Enveloping yourself in a rich and traditional saree makes one feel like royalty.

Throughout the generations, we can see many variations in the designs and draping styles of silk sarees. Being a work of brocade, gotta or aari embellishments and zari motifs, you come across silk sarees with a variety of patterns and designs. Block-printed silk sarees are widely popular and loved by many women. Almost every Indian state has its own version of handwoven silk sarees. We have compiled the varieties of some of the most well-known silk sarees from across India below.

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1. Chanderi Silk Sarees:This buttery soft fabric owes its popularity to its fine texture, lightweight and luxurious feel. This beautiful fabric is created by intricately interweaving silk with fine threads of golden zari. Chanderi silks are available in a plethora of colours with intricate designs and a variety of textures. Madhya Pradesh is famous for handwoven Chanderi silk sarees.

2. Paithani Silk Sarees: Named after the town of Paithan in Maharashtra, this variety of handwoven silk sarees are available in various vivid and mesmerising shades and are adorned with lovely natural motifs of depictions of birds, animals and trees.

3. Kanjeevaram Silk Sarees: Hailing from the Kanchipuram region of South India, the Kanjeevaram handwoven Silk sarees are intricately crafted by skilled craftsmen with an unparalleled essence of artistic brilliance. The most interesting thing about these sarees is that colour of the pallu and the border is different from the rest of the saree and they are sometimes embellished with elegant zardosi motifs.

4. Banarasi Silk Sarees: Festooned with elaborate gold and silver zari detailing and intricate embroidery on the highest quality silk fabric, this type of handwoven silk sarees is the first choice of any Indian woman when it comes to royal gatherings. Even younger generations of women prefer these sarees.

5. Patola Silk Sarees: These handwoven silk sarees owe their name to the town of Patan in Gujarat. These sarees are available in unique colour combinations and are adorned with intricate geometrical prints., these machines are not well suited for traditional Indian weaving patterns which use a great deal of detailed work with coarse yarns. So despite the mechanization of some aspects of saree production, much of the hand labor.


Chidiyaa Handwoven Silk Sarees

Chidiyaa uses a number of intricate methods to enhance the beauty of a silk saree in multiple ways. With the use of traditional motifs, we create unique designs that provide an indie twist to our culture. Our block prints are majorly inspired by the natural beauty of flora and fauna.

We bring you an eclectic and rich collection of silk sarees accentuated by rich weaves, bold colours, traditional pattens, unique motifs and golden borders. These glorious traditional silk sarees are the perfect ensemble for festivals, weddings, religious and cultural gatherings.

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