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The Beauty of Indian Fabrics: Wonder of a Modern Saree

The wonder of the beauty of the dresses in a fashionable Indian’s repertoire is only exceeded by the sheer range of colours. This is because one can see a whole range of materials used including cotton, chiffon, georgette, silk, rayon, chanderi, cotton-silk, dupion silk, satin, crepe, silk-cotton, velvet, brocade, and rayon. Each material handles differently and is suited for a specific type of garment.


Light wear for the summer


For instance, rayon is best suited for jackets, blouses, and sportswear. This is a cheaper alternative to silk and so dresses with rayon will be cheaper than those made of silk. During summer, it is more comfortable to wear a dress with rayon than one with silk. You get new model sarees online shopping sites that give you sarees with rayon that are absolutely delightful to wear. If you want traditional evening wear, check the ones made of crepe.


The origin of the sari

The saree has a modern allure but it belongs to the ancient world, the Indus Valley civilisation. There are drawings of the saree from that period 2800-1800 BC. Cotton was cultivated and woven to make all types of garments including the sari. The range of Indian sarees is extensive beginning from the Benarasi silk saree from Uttar Pradesh to the Kanjeevaram silk sari from Tamil Nadu, the Kasavu sari from Kerala to the Paithani saree from Maharashtra. You also can make use of the many discount sarees online shopping offers.


The common and expensive sarees


Among the lightweight sarees, chiffon sarees and georgette sarees take the top place. Patola sarees are made in Gujarat and are a type of double Ikat sarees. Because of their high costs, they are worn only by the royal families who can afford them. Kasavu sarees originally were called mundunereyatham. These are simple cotton sarees in off-white colour and iconic of the people of Kerala.


The top pick among sarees


To understand the beauty of the embroidery saree, one must take a look at the Kanjeevaram sarees. Made from pure mulberry, they incorporate intricate temple patterns and are available in vibrant colours. People wear them during weddings and puja functions. What sets them apart is the golden embroidery that gives the wearer an aura. And, of course, every Indian woman must have a Banarasi saree that are handwoven in a striking range of colours and have a golden embroidery on the pallu. Women wear them at wedding receptions with a few golden jewels to stand out in a crowd.


The Kalamkari sarees


Kalamkari sarees are of two varieties that reflect the kalamkari art of India. One is the Machilipatnam style while the other is the Srikalahasti style. Srikalahasti style involves dyed hand painting of the fabric. The pen is used for hand drawing and painting and that explains the ‘kalam’ in the name. It uses only natural dyes that are got from vegetables and flowers. The Machilipatnam style involves block printing of sarees using vegetable dyes.


Every sari in India is unique in its own fashion and women like them for it. The fascination really is in the huge variety there is so that every woman has one unique saree.

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