One of the most tender form of creation by the humans is the art of weaving. The Indian weavers are famous all over the world for the creation of saree. The ethnic sarees are representation of unmatched style and timeless beauty. They are crafted in a wide range of vibrant colours, fabrics and ornamentations. Each province of India is famous for a particular weave of sarees. The south Indian state Tamil Nadu is famous for Kanjeevaram, Madhya Pradesh for Chanderi, Maharashtra for Paithani, West Bengal for Tant and Tassar, Assam for Muga Silk and the list goes on. Whether it is your child’s parent’s teacher meeting in school, or the annual day function of your office you can never go wrong with a saree. If you wish to shop for some exclusive ethnic sarees then and you can click here, or visit the portals of Myntra, Snapdeal, Craftsvilla, etc.
Here are the 5 ethnic sarees which are still in trend today.
The Chanderisarees originated in the 1890s in the Chanderi town of Madhya Pradesh. Since long the best handloom craftsmen used to weave the Chanderi yarn using handspun cotton warps and wefts. There are three types of Chanderi fabric; the silk Chanderi, the pure cotton Chanderi and the cotton-silk Chanderi. They are famous all over India for their unique ‘buttis’ and motifs. The motifs are in the form of traditional geometric patterns, coins, floral pattern or in the form of peacock. Nowadays the ‘tested Zari’, which resembles the richness of gold, silver and copper threads, are used to craft the Chanderisaree. The uniqueness of this fabric lies in the fact that they are still hand woven which imparts a rare sophisticated rich look. You can shop for some classic Chanderisarees from the fashion portal of Fynd, Myntra, Craftsvilla, Weavesmart, etc.
The Paithanisaree originated in the Paithan town of Aurangabad in Maharashtra. These sarees are famous all over the world for its uniquely crafted zari border. It truly resembles a poem in silk. They are the most preferred bridal wear in Gujrat and Maharashtra. The Paithanisarees were initially patronised by the queens and other members of the royal family. Originally the Paithanisarees were woven in pure silk thread, pure gold and silver zari were used in the intricate artwork on the saree. Since the original Paithanisarees are hand-woven, it takes an entire month to a year to craft a single saree. The common motifs used in the saree are lotus flower swan, peacock, geometric pattern, etc. They are mostly available in black, blue, green, purple colour. The Paithanisarees are a favourite among the modern Indian women.
- Printed Silk Saree
The printed silk sarees are mostly manufactured in the South Indian States and in West Bengal. The trendy modern Indian women like the lightweight printed silk sarees since they are very comfortable to wear and manage. There are some profession like the front office staff, teaching profession, etc which requires you to wear saree on a regular basis. The printed silk is the ideal solution in such a scenario. These sarees are available in a wide range of colours and designs. The common prints include floral motif, geometric patterns, temple motifs, etc. Sometimes the printed silk comes with a zari border. You can log in to the portals of the portals of Fynd, Myntra, Snapdeal, Craftsvilla, etc to check the latest collection of printed silk sarees.
- Tassar Silk
The tassar silk sarees are very popular in West Bengal. These sarees are renowned for their soft texture and natural motifs. They are crafted from tassar silkworms. These sarees are considered very auspicious and are worn by the women during a puja ceremony or social event. The tassar silks are available in wide range of colours. The rich texture and lustrous borders of tassar silk sarees make them perfect choice for the modern Indian women. Sometimes gold and silk threads are used to create the geometric patterns or floral designs of the higher-end varieties.
The tant saree is another traditional Bengali saree which originated in small town Shantipur of Nadia District of West Bengal. These sarees flourished under the Mughal rule and received extensive patronage from them. Originally they were produced in the handlooms but now modern machinery is used by the weavers for their production. The tant sarees are embellished with thread work or zari work in them to make them look more appealing.