Sari - Unlimited Choices

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Nowadays markets are overflowing with different types of sarees. When you enter a saree shop, the first question the salesman asks you is what kind of saree you want. It is better to brush up your knowledge of different kinds of saree materials before you start shopping.

Types of saree materials available in the Indian market are -

Kanchipuram silk
It is a natural silk with elaborate gold thread work. All of them are handloomed.

Benaras Brocade
Pattern is created by thrusting the thread between the warp so that you get an intricate design.

Bengal handlooms
This saree givs a traditional look to the wearer. Tant saree, Bengal cotton saree, Jamadanies and Baluchari are four different kinds of Bangal sarees.

Orissa handlooms
They come in five varities - Ikat sari, Orissa bomkari, Pasapalli and Orissa cotton. Local women generally prefer light colors.

Crepe
Sarees in crepe come in various textures and colors. You can get heavy crepe and light crepe. Crepe silk, crepe with crystal work, printed crepe sarees, embroidered etc.

Satin
Satin sarees are shiny and smooth. They come in zari work, with butis, handpainted, screenprinted etc.

Kota doria
These sarees are made from cotton, which is light weight and transparent. Due to the difference in thickness of fibres, small khats (squares) are formed, which almost look like printed squares.

Georgette
Georgette sarees are lightweight and have a good fall. They are also made of silk or crepe. You get numerous colors and designs in it.

Batiks
Origniated in Rajasthan, Batik sarees are made by dyeing the whole saree. They have intricate pattern all over the saree. The cloth is generally lightweight and easy to carry.

Tissue
Tissue sarees come both in elaborate and simple designs. There can be stones, zari, patchwork, piping etc. in Tissue sarees.

Silks
South India is famous for their silk sarees. In silks, you get Murshidabad silk, Tussar silk, Bangalore silk, Sungudi silk and of course, Kanchipuram. They come with various intricate patterns. They have a shiny surface and are mostly worn on formal ocassions.

Chiffon
continues to be in fashion, thanks to our Bollywood movies. Designer chiffon sarees are a best bet when you want to wear something special for an evening. They are lightweight and have a good fall.

Jute sarees
Jute sarees are good for winters. They look sophisticated and stylish. They have a good fall.

Faux georgette
Faux georgette sarees are made from lightweight material. They come in cotton, silk and various other materials. They make a beautiful designer wear.

Narayanpet sarees
Narayanpet sarees come from Narayanpet, Karnataka. These sarees come in cotton and silk.

Cotton
Cotton sarees are best for summers. They come in numerous designs and colors. The cloth is a little stiff. A starched cotton saree is known as charak.

Chanderi sarees
Chanderi saree comes from Madhya Pradesh. It comes in soft colors. They are mostly used for formal ocassions.

Jamawar saree
Jamawar sarees are a mark of royalty. It takes a minimum of 4 months to create one Jamawar sari. Now, many of these sarees come with a matching silk shawls.

Soft crush
It is a lightweight saree. You can get it with resham embroidery, self linning, piping etc. This cloth is now in trend.

Viscose saree
Viscose silk and Viscose georgette are the two basic types of sarees which you will find in the market. It can have moti, cutwork, handwoven embroidery, buti work, zari work etc.

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