Sarees are popular because of its tradition. It will infuse a satisfying mood as well as aesthetic feel to the individual who wears it. Sarees are manufactured with various styles and thus makes the wearer much comfortable and fashionable. According to different seasons and functions sarees are selected and then draped. The various types of Indian sarees are silk, georgette, chiffon, cotton, etc. Among these, silk sarees are preferred by most women as it will intensify their beauty and grace. Silk sarees with Pallu and gold embroidered Zari border are dominant in many Indian weddings. During festive seasons, Indian women dress up in vibrant and intricate silk sarees. These sarees are available in various designs, patterns, weaves and colors. Nowadays, the designs and styles of silk sarees are going through a revolution and are produced in many colors. Many designs and blends are presented in the market as designer sarees.
Variety of Silk Sarees
There are varieties of silk sarees that are available all over India. These silk sarees belong to specific states and are enhanced with that culture, color and different embellishment that belongs to those particular states. Some of the varieties are mentioned below:
Banarasi Sarees: These sarees come from Varanasi. One of the finest Indian silk sarees that are famous for their zari, fine silk as well as luxurious embroidery. Banarasi sarees are woven from fine silk as well as decorated with delicate designs. These engravings make these silk sarees relatively heavy. Banarasi sarees are mostly included by Indian brides in their wedding trousseau.
Kanchipuram Sarees: It is a type of silk saree that belongs to the region named Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. Pure mulberry silk thread is used to weave these sarees. The mulberry silk that is used to make Kanchipuram sarees are imported from South India and the zari from Gujarat. The colors as well as design of the border are different from the body of the saree. The body as well as border of an authentic Kanchipuram saree are separately woven and after that interlocked together.
Mysore Silk Sarees: As the name suggests this saree is weaved out of the purest quality of Mysore silk. It is well known for its quality, buttery feel and luster permanence. The detailed zari work that is done on the border as well as pallu of these sarees makes them look beautiful. Mysore crepe silk sarees are one of the most sought after Mysore silks.
Muga Sarees: This variety of wild silk saree originates from the state named Assam. These silk sarees are pride of Assam. The silk used in this saree is of high durability. Muga silk is used in some products like sarees, mekhalas as well as chadors. It comes with a natural yellowish-golden hue along with a glowing and lustrous texture. You can hand-wash this silk saree and its luster will increase after each wash.
Baluchari Sarees: Locally known as Baluchuri sarees. These silk sarees come with depictions from various scenes of Ramayana as well as Mahabharata. It usually takes two craftsmen who need to work for at least one week to manufacture one saree. Silk is the main fabric used in Baluchari sarees. After weaving the saree is well polished. Bengali women who belong to rich families are seen to drape this sarees during weddings as well as several festive occasions.
Latest Trend in Silk Sarees
Color: Colored and multi colored silk sarees are in trend nowadays.
Jute motif: Jute motif is used instead of zari threads in silk sarees. Zari threads will add an elegant look but jute motifs will provide the wearer with a classy look.
Zari work: Zari work on the silk sarees adds natural effects of various designs such as flower, temple and leaf. Embossing pattern mostly includes the zari instead of the preferring colors. As a result the design is emphasized in the saree.
Cost Efficient Silk Sarees
There are some fabrics that can be used to manufacture cost efficient silk sarees.
Modal: Extra softness along with greater wet strength is its unique property.
Nylon: Toughest fiber that comes with great tensile strength, lustre as well as elasticity.
Lyocell: This fiber absorbs perspiration and odor. It is the best alternative for the most expensive products that are made out of silk.
In the recent years a huge revolution will be seen in Indian silk sarees.