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  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 08 Mar 2022, 17:06 IST

Types Of Regional Sarees That Are Famous Throughout India

Did you know that weavers create the body and border of a Kanchipuram saree separately? Read the article!
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 08 Mar 2022, 17:06 IST
Ethnos, Bengal Looms India, Myntraragional sarees in india

Saree is a six-yard of grace that you can never have enough of. Since it is a part of our cultural outfits, Indian women have infinite options to choose from. You can pick for casual occasions, office, family functions and everyday wear. In this article, we will explore different types of regional sarees that are famous in India.

Why Pick A Saree?

A saree never goes out of fashion. You can style sarees in several ways and change your look instantly. They are available in an array of ranges to suit everyone’s requirements. With each regional saree, you can add a distinct fabric to your collection and hand it over to your daughter or sister after a few years. 

Famous Regional Sarees Of India

Kanchipuram Silk Sarees

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In the Kanchipuram region of Tamil Nadu, you can find beautiful Kanchipuram sarees. Brides and other women wear them during wedding festivities in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. 

Weavers use pure mulberry silk thread for preparing a Kanchipuram saree. They use three shuttles to create this gorgeous piece of clothing. In most cases, one will find borders and bodies of the sarees with different designs and colours. They are crafted separately and then interlocked together to finish the work.

Lehariya Sarees

Boasting wavy design, Lehariya sarees are famous in Rajasthan. Tie and dye is the technique used to create kaleidoscopic patterns to make the fabric look breathtakingly beautiful. 

They are mostly available in vibrant shades. Most of the sarees offer a mix of multiple hues that make you look glorious when you wear them. The lightweight pattern makes them ideal for wearing to the office, casual events and at home. They do not require much care and can be stored in the wardrobe without hassle. 

Assam Silk Saree

Assam silk has three categories - white pat, golden muga and warm eri silks. From the labour-intensive industry, you get such beautiful sarees that you can drape on any occasion. This silk is not only famous in India but also abroad.

Sualkuchi is a town famous for producing these unique sarees. The village has many weaving and silk-rearing communities that co-exist with goldsmiths and potters. The weavers of the town use digital platforms to promote their work and craft. 

Kalamkari Sarees

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Dating back to medieval times, Kalamkari sarees have a rich heritage. In Andhra Pradesh, the artisans use block printing on cotton textiles to prepare this six-yard of elegance. You can complete the look using oxidised jewellery.

In India, Kalamkari art has two forms - Machilipatnam and Srikalahasti styles. In today’s era, artisans have replaced traditional techniques with digital methods. Mumul, cotton, silk and synthetic sarees are now available in Kalamkari print. The dyes are made by extracting colours from leaves, roots and minerals like copper, iron and tin.

Dhakai Jamdani Saree

Although originated in Dhaka, Bangladesh, this type of saree requires handwoven work. Today artisans in West Bengal create this artistic piece using blends of cotton and silk. 

Its flowy look and grace are perfect for a day event. You can wear such a saree to the office as well. It offers an exquisite look. You can see Priyanka Chopra Jonas wearing a collection of Dhaka Jamdani sarees in Gunday film.

Paithani Sarees

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Yeola town in Nashik, Maharashtra, is renowned for manufacturing Paithani sarees in the largest number. Kaleidoscope and single-coloured prints are the most famous designs apart from oblique square patterns and peacock designs. Such a saree uses either zari or silk. You can pair them with ethnic jewellery.

Paithani saree evolved from cotton to silk fabric. Initially, silk was used on the border and cotton was used in the body. In the current times, Paithini sarees are only available in silk fabric that weavers buy from Bengaluru. Marathi brides wear such sarees on their wedding day. They are perfect for a high-class gathering or wedding festivities. 

Banarasi Sarees

Heavily engraved Banarasi sarees are popular among brides. They are created using kora silk and pure silk. In contemporary India, Banarasi handloom sarees are also made with a blend of georgette. Banarasi lehenga and suits are also popular among women in North India. 

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Chanderi Silk Sarees

Madhya Pradesh is famous for producing Chanderi sarees. They are made with a blend of silk and cotton. It is a popular fabric for creating lehengas, suits and sarees. You can wear a Chanderi silk saree to a wedding or casual event. Most women prefer to wear gold jewellery to complete the look. 

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Kantha Sarees

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Tripura, Orissa and West Bengal are the states where you can get your hands on Kantha sarees. Traditionally, women in West Bengal wore this type of saree. They are perfect to wear during the daytime, and you can pair them with oxidised or gold jewellery.

Rural women practice the embroidery of the Kantha style. The running stitch is the most common. The same fabric is also used to create dupattas, shirts, quilts, covers for mirrors, shawls, pillowcases, bedsheets, etc. 

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