When talking of Indian wear, there is no other alternative that beats the option of a saree. In fact, saree is an Indian ethnic wear that is popular all over the world. Women from different parts of the country drape this ethnic specialty on various occasions. In some parts of the country, women wear saree for all occasions and for all types of purpose. Whether they are t home, or going out for simple chores or attending some gala festivity, you will always see them clad in this eleven yards of wonder.
In other parts of the country, saree is treated as more of attire that is worn to special events and occasions. This is one of the Indian women’s garments that help a woman to gear up in a lavish manner for a traditional event and give her best effort to look traditional, classy and supremely beautiful.
Saree is a type of Indian ethnic wear that offers a large number of varieties in terms of the fabrics and threads used to make them, the colors imbibed in their creation and the thread and other motif work to give them their particular look. Every region and section of the nation have its own specialty when talking about saree designs. The retail and the online market also have a number latest saree designs which are made keeping the choices and the preferences of the modern fashionable woman. Having said that if you are gearing up to revamp your saree wardrobe this year, the following are some of the Indian specialty sarees that you must collect and keep for different occasion.
Banarasi Saree – This is one of the most traditional forms of Indian saree. Banarasi saree is, in fact, a rare ‘Gharana” of saree making where some of the richest silk fabrics are used on which zari thread work is done. This is a heavyweight saree where the price of the saree is determined by the work pattern that is done on the saree. Traditionally zari work is done on the borders and the pallu. You can also have motifs all over the saree. However, these days you can also get patli pattu banarasi sarees and latest designer sarees that are even lightweight.
Kanjeevaram Saree – The Kanjeevaram sarees are one of the most popular silk creations that come from south Indian different colors are used for the making of the saree. You can get light color bases and also dark color bases. Traditionally, these kanjeevaram sarees came in broad borders and rich Pallu work. These sarees also have a rich zari work quotient. These are perfect choice for any festive traditional occasion. You must remember to accessorize the look with heavy jewelry.
Chanderi Saree – Chanderi saree is, in fact, a recent creation where different fabrics and threads are combined to finish the final saree. These are light weight sarees and have a good amount of cotton threads in them making them really comfortable to wear in the distinctly hot and humid climate of the Indian subcontinent. You can some of the latest designer saree collections in this category.
Dhakai Jamdani Saree – This is a traditional Bengal saree work. The origin of Dhakai jamdani rests in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, as suggested by the name of the saree. However,the making of this type of saree is also rather prevalent in Bengal. This is a saree which is done on good quality cotton fabric and is completed with intricate thread and zari work.
Zardozi Saree – Zardozi sarees are creations that sports really intricate and delicate thread work, which also combines elements like sequin and stones. These sarees come in different fabrics such as georgette and also silk. You can also get zardozi benarasi sarees in the current times which have become quite a fashion trend and a popular choice for brides in the post-2010 years. Zardozi sarees also sports a number of designer saree collections for the modern women.
Paithani Saree – Paithani silks are traditionally heavy sarees that come from the southern region of the nation. They come in brilliant and vivid colors and sports really intricate thread work. Most of these creations come with a running blouse piece, but you can also go for a contrasting blouse if you so desire. Remember to accessorize with heavy jewelry.
Maggam Saree –The Maggam saree is a heavenly display of metal thread work. These sarees often exhibit gold and silver threadwork that can be further enhanced with stone and beads work. These are more of designer sareesthat has a traditional look.
Ikkat Sambalpuri Saree – This is an indigenous creation of Orissa. Sambalpuri Ikkat is a saree that comes on real rich fabrics. Both Odissi silk and cotton are of very fine quality and has a heavy texture. These sarees are generally quite heavy. Ikkat is a saree pattern which sports prints on both sides. When a sambalpuri dash is added to this creation a heavy border is added to the saree that sports small coin like motifs on them.