India is a country with varied cultures, traditions and climates. The same applies to the clothing worn all over India. In spite of the diverse cultural background, there is always some sort of similar thread connecting them. Take for example the Saree which is common throughout India. However, the way it is worn or draped is varied in different States. To cite an example, there is a difference in the way the tail end of the saree (commonly called as pallu) is worn by women of Gujarat when compared to the other parts of India where in the pallu is left hanging over the left shoulder. Same way in West Bengal the sari is draped differently when compared to the way it is worn by women in the state of Maharashtra. This shows that the saree has wide spread appeal to women all over India and the saree is an essential part of the Indian woman’s wardrobe. In order to make the shopping easier and desicion making simpler, here is a list of different saree types
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Alphabetically speaking, Benarasi silk sarees tops the list. As the name suggests, these sarees are woven in Varanasi or Benaras which is in Uttar Pradesh. These silk sarees are a bit on the expensive side and usually are perfect to be worn for weddings and other important functions as they have a lot of golden embroidery worked on them.
Next on the list is KANJIRAM SILK SAREES. These are woven in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. They come in very bright and vibrant colors. They are a must have saree for South Indian brides as well as other women who don them for religious occasions.
Another type of saree is the KASAVU SAREE from Kerala. They are entirely different from other sarees in that they are mostly woven in an off white color with a distinct golden border. Even though the Kasavu saree may look simple, it is much desired by the women of Kerala who prefer sticking to a traditional style.
Then comes the PAITHANI SILK SAREE from Maharashtra. These sarees are unique in the sense that they have a two color effect or glow on the saree. This is attained by weaving two different shades of silk thread together. Since they are silk sarees they are good to be worn for important functions.
One more type of saree which makes its place felt in this list is the BANDHINI SAREE from Gujarat. These sarees are made by tying small and big knots on the saree and then dipping them in colors. Usually these sarees are available in either in cotton, chiffon or georgette materials. They are very comfortable to be worn during summer and affordable too.
Another saree is the CHANDERI SAREE from Madhya Pradesh These are known for their simplicity yet have an elegant look around them. So they are preferred by women who prefer wearing it daily as office wear. There are also reasonably priced and come in a wide variety of designs.
This list will be incomplete without considering the POCHAMPALLY SAREE from Telangana. These sarees are believed to have originated from West Bengal. However they are made popular in Telangana. These sarees have intricate geometric patterns and also employ a special type of dyeing. This type of sarees are perfect for day time occasions.
This list of saris is not a conclusive list as there still different types of sarees such as the Kalamkaari Saree from Rajasthan, the Tant saree from West Bengal, the Phulkari saree from Punjab, the Muga Silk Saree from Assam etc. Hopefully they will be covered in the next article.
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