Must-haves in your wardrobe!


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Must-haves in your wardrobe!

India is one of the most diverse lands found anywhere in the world with 29 states each with its unique language, traditions and religions. For a country that is so ethnically diverse with some of the most deeply rooted cultures, one can only imagine the traditional garments that they have been wearing, seeing and talking about for generations. Be it Kanjivarams from Tamil Nadu, Bandhani from Gujrat or Banaras from Varanasi, each of them has its significant origin and beauty that they bring to life and add as a beautiful heritage to your collection.

Paithani from Maharashtra:

Paithani sarees are also called the “Queen of Silks” because at one point during the royal’s reign only they and the noblewomen wore them. Paithani sarees hold a significantly treasured place in a Maharashtrian bride’s trousseau as it symbolizes the true Maharashtrian culture. The complete process: from dyeing of the yarn to weaving it is done by hand. The saree has a significantly rich zari pallu and border.

Kancheepuram from Tamil Nadu:

It comes from the land which is also rightfully known as “The land of Silks” because of its expert weavers and the handwrought/handcrafted silk sarees. A traditional Kanchipuram silk saree is made from pure mulberry silk and is woven using the concept of warp and weft in a loom by using the 'jala' technique. Their designs are inspired by images, scriptures of ancient temples or the natural habitat such as leaves, birds and animals.

Chanderi from Madhya Pradesh:

It originated in a town called Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh and hence, the name. Chanderi saree is made of 'tana' and 'Bana'. The saree, initially, only had white and off-white cloth woven with its ends edged with zari or golden thread. Chanderi sarees are known for their cotton fabric which is popular for being extremely lightweight.

Bandhani from Gujrat:

Started by the Khatri community of Gujrat, it is an age-old tie-dye technique, producing extremely beautiful and complex patterns by plucking and binding the cloth and dyeing them in bright colours. The name Bandhani comes from the word Bandhan which means tying up. Wearing a Bandhani saree is most often associated with auspiciousness.

Banaras from Varanasi:

One of the most popular and the finest forms of sarees has to be Banaras sarees. They are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and luxurious embroidery while having interesting designs inspired by the nature around them consisting of animals, birds, fruits, human figures, geometric patterns and floral designs. All these features make it a must-have in your wardrobe.