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5 Famous Sarees In India

5 Famous Sarees In India

For those who love sarees but don’t know where to start from, we have created a listed of  5 Famous Sarees In India. Article highlights some important information such as Place of Origin, Fabric, Price Range (As of 2016), Distinct Feature & Maintenance.

  1. Benarasi Saree

Place of Origin: Benaras 

Fabric: Silk

Price Rage: ₹ 2,000 – ₹ 2L

Distinct Feature: Fine quality silk & sheer beuty.

Maintenance: Special

A product of Varanasi, also known as Benaras, is one of the most popular sarees in India. Key characteristics of this saree are gold and silver brocades, fine silk and lavish embroidery, Banarasi sarees are influenced by Mughal designs. This is a must have for all the brides in India. Historically, Banarasi sarees were originally crafted for royalty with real gold and silk threads.

  1. Kota Doria (Kota Masuria)

Place of Origin: Kota

Fabric: Blend of silk & cotton

Price Range: ₹ 2,000 – ₹ 20,000

Distinct Feature: Square patterns & light material.

Maintenance: Normal

A product of Kota in Rajasthan but historically from Myor, these sarees are woven on a traditional pit loom to create square check pattern (Khats) on the fabric. Weaves are extremely fine and lightweight. Fabric itself is a combination of silk and cotton, silk provides shine while cotton give strength to saree. Favourite of Rajasthani royals for its grace and style.

  1. Chanderi

Place of Origin Malwa & Bundelkhand Region.

Fabric: Silk, cotton, & silk cotton

Price Range: ₹ 2,000 – ₹ 15,000

Distinct Feature: Golden strips or borders.

Maintenance: Normal

A produce of Malwa and Bundelkhand combined, The artform that has thrived from eons, Chanderi is as old as the vedas. Three kinds of fabrics are used in Chanderi sarees, that is silk, cotton and silk cotton. Chanderi has been a favourite of royalty in India because of intricate art form, consisting of floral, bird life and geometry. Distinct feature to identify Chanderi is through the gold coloured artwork in the form of strips.

  1. Chikankari

Place of Origin: Lucknow

Fabric: Various including silk & cotton

Price Range: ₹ 5,000 – ₹ 50,000

Distinct Feature: Raised embroidery with organic patterns,

Maintenance: Depends on the fabric

Also known as Lucknow Chikan, the work Chikan itself means embroidery, the artform is a combination of up to 36 different stitching techniques. These days one can also see pearls and mirrors embedded into the mix. It known to have been originated during the time of Chandragupta Morya, however this origin period is speculative. Originally technique was only used on Muslin cloth, however modern days it is used in all kinds of material. Not only sarees but this technique is also used on salwar suits as well.  

  1. Paithani

Place of Origin: Paithan, Marathwada

Fabric: Various including silk & cotton

Price Range: ₹ 1,000 – ₹ 30,000

Distinct Feature: Distinct borders with oblique and square designs with a peacock.

Maintenance: Dry Clean

A product of Maharashtra, Paithani sarees are strongly identified with Maratha culture. A small town by the name of, you guessed it, Paithan near Aurangabad is created of this traditional saree. These are made from premium quality silk, the elegance of these sarees one of a kind, so much so Paithani sarees are known to have poems woven in precious metals (of course gold & silk). Check out our Handmade Paithani Handbags and Clutch.

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