Sari - Unlimited Choices
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 -
It is a natural silk with elaborate gold thread work. All of them are handloomed.
Pattern is created by thrusting the thread between the warp so that you get an intricate design.
This saree givs a traditional look to the wearer. Tant saree, Bengal cotton saree, Jamadanies and Baluchari are four different kinds of Bangal sarees.
They come in five varities - Ikat sari, Orissa bomkari, Pasapalli and Orissa cotton. Local women generally prefer light colors.
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 sarees are shiny and smooth. They come in zari work, with butis, handpainted, screenprinted etc.
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 sarees are lightweight and have a good fall. They are also made of silk or crepe. You get numerous colors and designs in it.
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 sarees come both in elaborate and simple designs. There can be stones, zari, patchwork, piping etc. in Tissue sarees.
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.
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 are good for winters. They look sophisticated and stylish. They have a good fall.
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 come from Narayanpet, Karnataka. These sarees come in cotton and silk.
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 saree comes from Madhya Pradesh. It comes in soft colors. They are mostly used for formal ocassions.
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.
It is a lightweight saree. You can get it with resham embroidery, self linning, piping etc. This cloth is now in trend.
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.