The purest traditions of India are represented by handloom sarees. Weavers and craftsmen from all over the India use raw material of their origin to design these sarees. These sarees represent the hard work and art of Indian weavers. Most of handloom sarees are named according to the region in which they are manufactured. And there are some other sarees that are named according to region of their designers. We can easily divide handloom sarees in various categories.
The most popular saree among the women of north India is banarsi saree. And it is important type of handloom sarees. This saree is considered the traditional dress for Indian bride. These sarees are usually made in Banaras. That is why these sarees are names as banarsi sarees. Finely woven silk is used in manufacturing of banarsi saree. And an intricate designing is done on banarsi saree in order to make it more beautiful and suitable for bride. These sarees are heavier as compared to other handloom sarees.
The sarees that are woven by hand in chanderi are called chanderi sarees. Chander is a famous and historical town in the state of Uttar Pradesh. These sarees are mostly worn in summer time. It is made up of cotton fabric and has a transparent look. And these sarees are also lighter in weight.
Paithani sarees are woven in paithan town of Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra. These sarees have pallu with peacock style. And border is of square design. Very fine quality silk is used in the manufacturing of these sarees. These sarees are also woven by hand. Single color and multi color techniques are also used in designing the paithani sarees.
The sarees that are made in patan district from state of Gujarat are called patola sarees. It is another important type of handloom sarees. These sarees so much difficult to design that even designers take six months to design a single saree. Beauty of this saree lies in the intricate design present on saree.
The most important and popular saree of south India is kanjeevaram saree. Origin of this saree is a famous town kanchipuram from the state of Tamil Nadu. Silk town is another name of kanchipuram because this town is famous for its handloom sarees. These sarees have golden work on the pallu and light color work in the interior. The blouse of this saree is woven according to the design present on the saree. This makes worth looking.
Gadwal is a city of Andhra Pradesh. Sarees that are woven there are called gadwal sarees. These sarees have heavy silk border and pallu. These sarees are the mixture of cotton and silk. These handloom sarees are famous around the globe just because of attractive and elegant design on them.
The sarees that are famous in north east India are muga sarees. Three types of silk are used in manufacturing of muga sarees. Silk-muga, pat silk and eri are names of silk that are used. When these three silk types are collected together they are called as Assam silk. These sarees are one of most beautiful type of hand woven sarees.
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