When it comes to traditions and culture, our country stands out amongst all. Our festivals are all filled with a splash of colour and grandiose regardless of whatever celebrations take place. Every state offers with something spectacular in their own way- exotic cuisines, traditional clothes, cultural rituals and everything attractive to the eyes. Be it from the north to the south or the east to the west, there is something exotic or a rich tradition even from one region to another. Apart from everything which defines India’s grand traditions, there lies one connection which binds the elegance through threads is the love for silk sarees extending across 9 yards of sheer elegance which is dear to any woman’s wardrobe. Sarees gives us a nostalgic essence of the past due to our mothers and grandmothers.
Range of Sarees from Different Regions
Sarees and their traditional way to wear them change from region to region, so does the art and designs on different materials of the cloth. Let us go through the must haves to satisfy our wardrobes with the best from every region.
- Taant from West Bengal
Taant is a traditional light weighted saree made of cotton which can be worn for an everyday outfit in Bengal. It is an easy to wear outfit designed with thick borders and beautiful and creative prints all over the saree’s body. This saree is simplicity at its best and a must have!
- Kasavu from Kerala
The Kasavu saree is also known as the Settu saree which was traditionally used as a mundu(dhoti), a stole and a blouse where the stole would go across the blouse. The Kasavu saree characteristically is designed with a thick golden border woven with threads of real gold on a white base. In order to keep up with the modern art and style, the sarees have started to be designed all across the body of the saree.
- Kanjeevaram from Tamil Nadu
The Kanjivaram saree is categorically presented with a classy and elegant drape which is made of bright colours and textures. Woven carefully with silk, the traditional saree comes from the region of Kanjieevaram.
- Bomkai from Orissa
Bomkai saree is also known as Sonepuri silk which is an art meticulously designed with ikat, threadwork which has been intricately designed and an elegant embroidery which has been immaculately woven into the 9 yards of sheer elegance. These sarees are available in cotton and silk.
- Sambalpuri from Orissa
Orissa is known for its traditional designs which are known all over the world. The Sambalpuri saree is a traditionally woven sarees, delicately woven by different techniques. These threads with which they are woven are dyed before they are made into a colourful saree.
- Paithani from Maharashtra
A Paithani saree is an elegant wear which is designed by a zari border and elegant motifs which represent the peacock’s beauty which sets them apart with a silk woven drape.
- Bandhani from Gujarat
The saree comes from the word derived from “bandhan” which refers to relations and bonds. The word is justified by its process of tying and dying while making the sarees. Gujarat and its neighbouring state Rajasthan is well known for its Bandhani print sarees. The pioneers of the print hail from the Khatri community which is still practiced till date.
- Muga from Assam
The traditional way of developing silk from the silkworm is developed when it devours two leaves. This type of silk which comes from the larvae is considered to be the best quality silk which is durable and glossy too. The golden threads used for designing sarees come from the Muga district of Assam.
- Banarasi from Varanasi
The designs and motifs of the golden and silver zaris can be found on the Banarasi sarees. Originally woven for royalty, this saree is now a must for every woman. This saree used to be woven with threads of silver and gold and was done so intricately that it would take the craftsman to make one saree for over a years’ time. These days, the sarees come in various designs and colours.
- Chanderi by Madhya Pradesh
When zari, cotton and silk are woven together, we get a magnificent material called Chanderi, which is a fabric with a sheen so royal and lighter than leather. It has gorgeous looks which are made with the best fabrics to satisfy your saree woes and fill your wardrobe with royalty.
- Phulkari from Punjab
The word Phulkari has been derived from the work “flower work” which offers with flower shapes in bright hues. The designs are usually woven over cotton or khadi fabrics which can also be worn in the form of dupattas.
- Chinkankari from Lucknow
The Chikankari works from Lucknow are the traditional designs which are done on muslin cloth and presently available on almost all types of fabrics.
As casual shoes for men are dearest to their wardrobe, women also have their taste and preferences. When it comes to a saree collection it’s the dearest to a woman’s wardrobe. As we have now gone through an overview of the best and elegant sarees and have made it an easy list to cover, the hope to collect them all is a must!