Fashion Investment 101: Seven Sarees
Posted on August 14 2019
Well, it’s a known fact that traditional Indian wear has the most stunning ensembles ever seen. It’s bold, vibrant and very eye-catching — thanks to their exquisite embroidery, details, and designs. It is only proper that we talk about seven different sarees that every traditional woman should own.
This is a double ikat woven saree that is known for their beautiful thread work and expensive price. The Patola sarees are said to be exclusively made by a few limited families in Patan, Gujarat which explains why these are more popular among those who can afford high priced sarees. Its geometric designs and rich traditional colors are very eye-catching and will surely make you the center attention.
The Banarasi Sarees are among the finest sarees in India which are made in Varanasi, a city also known as Benares or Banaras. It’s known for intricate embroidery and zari work, as well as their gold and silver brocade and fine silk.
This is considered as one of the richest and most famous sarees in India that come from Maharashtra. The Paithani is known for their intricate pallus and embellished designs, as well as picturesque scenes or any traditional motifs that are handwoven in vibrant colors.
For days of celebration, the Kanjeevaram Saree is usually worn as bridal wear or on special occasions. It’s a silk saree that is made and weaved in the Kanchipuram region in Tamil Nadu, India and is said to be recognized as a geographical indication by the government of India.
Made from the state of Rajasthan and Kutch, the Bandhani saree is known for their intricate bandhej work and loved for their colors & interesting designs. The Bandhani saree is made with the tie and dye technique. The term bandhani is derived from the Sanskrit verbal root which means, “to tie”.
The Chanderi is one of the most versatile sarees since it can be worn on any occasion. It’s weaved at a village called Chanderi in Madhaya Pradesh, and it’s available in both pure silk and pure cotton. The Chanderi saree is known for its handwoven fabric that is beautifully mixed with zari work.
Coming from West Bengal, the Kantha saree is known for its easy-to-wear fabric and rich thread work. It’s perhaps the oldest known embroidery with history dates that goes way back to the first and second A.D. Kantha Stitching is also used to make simple quilts commonly known as Nakshi.
Now, I guess it’s time to do some inventory in your closet and see if you have completed the seven saree collection! Do you have all of these or are you off to buy the missing sarees in your wardrobe? You could start by shopping here at Sattaj Kaur!