The love story between a woman and her saris is magical. The six-yard garment can completely transform the look of a woman and give her a distinct identity. This woven and texture-with-pattern garment appealed more for its beauty and simplicity. Even in saris, woven Indian handloom saris are a class apart, with the stunning designs and weaves that showcase skill and hard work that weavers put into them.
A sari showcase the history and culture of the place of their origin. This not only makes them a delight to wear but a sort of cultural symbol.August 15 has always been celebrated as our Independence day since 1947 and this year we want to pay homage to the elegant handloom saris of India. Here are 10 different types of Indian handloom Saris that will inspire you to drape one and perhaps better, even buy a couple.
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1. Kanjeevaram Silks
Kanjeevaram or Kancheepuram Silk, made in the Kanchipuram region of Tamil Nadu. Kancheepuram silk is often hailed as the South Indian version of the Banarasi saris. This is one of the most famous and popular type of Indian Handloom Saris. These saris are not only breathtaking but also make a perfect choice to wear at a wedding or similar occasions.
2. Banarasi Saris
The beauty and charm of Banarasi saris from Varanasi need little introduction. Its intricate designs and gold and silver zari designs make it one of the most sought-after varieties of saris and are often worn by brides on their wedding day.
3. Tussar Silk
Known by various names like Tushar, Tassar, Tasar, Tussur, Tussar silk is considered a more textured Saree than mulberry silk and has shorter fibers. It has a gold sheen and lends an extremely dignified look to the wearer.
4. Baluchuri Saris
Originated in Bengal, Baluchuri saris are known for their mythological designs. It was mainly produced in Murshidabad but at present other surrounding places of West Bengal also produce Baluchari saris.
5. Chanderi Silk
This traditional sari made in Madhya Pradesh is light, comfortable and gorgeous. However, it is not dull one bit. It has a sheen and will make even the fussiest sari-wearer happy. They are often used as they are one of the most comfortable amongst the various types of Indian handloom saris.
6. Bandhani Saris
Bandhani saris are known for their tie and dye designs and both Gujarat and Rajasthan are famous for their fantastic collection.
7. Muga Silk
Muga silk is a variety of the Assam silk and is a product of the silkworm Antheraea Assam-Ensis found in Assam. Muga silk is not only beautiful but also extremely durable.
8. Kantha Stitch
Kantha is a type of embroidery famous in states like West Bengal and Odisha. Kantha saris are characterized by simple running stitches used to create extensive designs.
9. Sambalpuri Silk
Produced in different districts in Odisha, Sambalpuri silk is a traditional hand woven ikat that incorporates different motifs in its designs. It is extremely comfortable and can be easily draped.
10. Maheshwari Silk
A cotton and pure silk fabric woven with brocade, Maheshwari silk saris originated in the town of Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh. Maheshwari silk saris have a long history and look exquisite.