About Saree (Sari or साड़ी )

A sari or saree is a women's garment from the Indian subcontinent that consists of an unstitched drape varying from 4.5 to 9 meters in length. There are various styles of sari manufacture and draping, the most common being the Nivi style, which originated in the Deccan region. The sari is worn with a fitted bodice commonly called a choli (ravike in southern India, and cholo in Nepal) and a petticoat called ghagra, parkar or ul-pavadai. In the modern Indian subcontinent, the sari is considered a cultural icon. The saree is one of the world’s oldest and perhaps the only surviving unstitched garment from the past Traditionally, the sari or saree has been defined as a single piece of unstitched fabric, often with heavier sections to allow it to drape correctly. Its border would be woven with a heavier density, as would its ‘pallu'. The sari or saree is most commonly thought to be 9 yards in length. But given the various draping styles, saris often require different lengths for different drapes. The sari was worn without a blouse and petticoat before the British Raj. The real significance of the saree lies in the management of such a huge piece of cloth in an aristocrat way. Sarees are usually linked with the managing abilities of a woman, just like how she manages so many important or trivial chores in a perfect fashion while being at it. Women look most refined, polished, charming, and lovely while performing their chores while at the same time, creating a harmony wherever they are. Indian Saree is an unstitched long piece of cloth usually five to six yards some time long as nine yards. Saree is wrapped around the body with one end tied around the waist and the other end called "pallu" neatly drapped over the shoulder. Saree can be drapped in a variety of style, with each style having its own uniqueness. Pallu means show and thus is decorated beautifully with various kind of decorative designs. .

Types Of Saree or sari

There are more than 16 types of sarees available in India they are Banarasi Silk Sarees, Patola Sarees, Khun Saree, Kasuti Sarees, Chanderi Sarees, Bhagalpuri Silk Sarees, Kanjeevaram Sarees, Assam Silk Sarees, Batik Print Sarees, Tussar silk Sarees, assam muga silk sarees, Dhakai Jamdani Sarees, Panchampalli Sarees, Mysore Silk Saree, Cotton Sarees.

1. Banarasi Saree

Banarasi Saree made in Varanasi. he sarees are made of finely woven silk and among the finest sarees in India. There are four main varieties of Banarasi saree, which includes pure silk (Katan), Organza (Kora) with Zari and silk; Georgette, and Shattir. Banarasi saree have 11 type. 1. Pure silk (Katan) Banarasi Saree 2. Shattir Banarasi Saree 3. Organza (Kora) designed with zari and silk Banarasi Saree 4. Georgette Banarasi Sarees 5. Jangla Banarasi Sarees 6. Tanchoi Banarasi Sarees 7. Cutwork Banarasi Sarees 8. Tissue Banarasi Saree 9. Butidar Banarasi Sarees 10. Shikargarh Banarasi Saree 11.Jamdani Banarasi Saree

2. Patola Saree

Patola is a double ikat woven saree, usually made from silk made in Patan, Gujarat, India. The word patola is the plural form; the singular is patolu. They are very expensive, once worn only by those belonging to royal and aristocratic families. These saris are popular among those who can afford the high prices. Velvet patola styles are also made in Surat. Patola-weaving is a closely guarded family tradition. Patola was woven in Surat, Ahmedabad and Patan.Highly valued in Indonesia, became part of the local weaving tradition there. To complete the saree look, high heel sandals are essential. This really helps a fabric as graceful as Patola silk fall in just the right way and also creates an aura of glamour. For the handbag, the classic favorite with sarees is a clutch or a potli. With Patola silk sarees, brocade clutches and silk potlis will add the right amount of ethnic beauty.

3. pattu Saree

When literally translated mean Silk Sarees. However, the usage Pattu Saris are actually used to indicate the pure, heavy silk saris made and used extensively in Southern India, specifically in the state of Tamil Nadu.

4. Kasuti Saree

Kasuti (Kannada) is a traditional form of folk embroidery practised in the state of Karnataka, India. Kasuti work which is very intricate sometimes involves putting up to 5,000 stitches by hand and is traditionally made on dresswear like Ilkal sarees. Kasuti is a delicate embroidery form with geometric design that is done by counting warp and weft threads. It is comprised of four types of stiches, using the counted thread method. 1. Gavanti 2. Muragi 3. Negi 4. Menthe Kasuti is such a unique art form because of the symmetry. Both sides of the fabric look identical in design.

5. Chanderi Saree

Chanderi Saree is a traditional Saree made in Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh, India. Chanderi sarees are produced from three kinds of fabric: pure silk, Chanderi cotton and silk cotton. The lustrous and shimmering beauty of Chanderi silk sarees is best matched with gold necklaces, bangles and earrings, while the cotton sarees can be matched up with silver jewelry and Meenakari necklaces. Pure Chanderi Sarees come with a nice metallic shine attained due to the presence of silver and gold threads Types Of Chanderi Saree:- 1. Chanderi Pattu Saree 2.  Indigo Chanderi Saree 3. Chanderi Banarasi Saree 4. Chanderi Kalamkari Saree

6. Bhagalpuri Silk Saree

Bhagalpuri silk or Tussar silk is a dying style of silk sarees and other clothes from Bhagalpur, Bihar in India. This material is used for making sarees named as Bhagalpuri Saree. Bhagalpur is also known as “silk city” of India. Bhagalpur has numerous mulberry orchards to produce tussar silk. Nathnagar is a place where Bhagalpuri silk is mainly processed. Not only saree kurta suit is also made from Bhagalpuri silk. If you are planning to attend a wedding, go for antique golden jewellery, with a bun and a Gajra. For a work wear look, just wear a string of pearls and opt for a semi-braid or a French plait Types Of Bhagalpuri Saree:- 1. Bhagalpuri Cotton Saree 2. Bhagalpuri Pattu Saree 3. Plain Bhagalpuri Saree 4. Printed Bhagalpuri Saree 5. Bhagalpuri Silk Saree With Artistic Designs

7. Kanchipuram silk saree or Kanjivaram Silk Saree

The Kanchipuram silk saree is a type of silk sareemade in the Kanchipuram region in Tamil Nadu, India. These sarees are worn as bridal & special occasion saris by most women in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh. Kanchipuram saris woven with heavy silk and gold cloth are considered to be special and are worn on occasions and festivities. Types Of Kanchipuram silk saree or Kanjivaram Silk Saree :- 1. Pure silk and pure zari Kanchipuram Silk Saree 2. Pure silk and textile/half-fine/tested zari Kanchipuram Silk Saree 3. Polyester/silk mix and pure zari Kanchipuram Silk Saree 4. Plain Kanchipuram Silk Saree with Gold Border 5. Modern Kanchipuram Silk Sarees 6. Traditional Kanchipuram Silk Saree 7. Floral Weave Kanjivaram Silk Sarees 8. Temple Border Kanchipuram Silk Saree

8. Kantha Saree

Kantha type of embroidery and sarees are produced in the states of West Bengal and Odisha. Stitching  of Kantha commonly known as Nakshi Kantha and traditionally worn by women in Bengal. Types Of Kantha Work:- 1. Lep Kantha 2. Sujani Kantha 3. Baiton Kantha  4. Oaar Kantha 5. Archilata Kantha 6. Durjani/Thalia Kantha 7. Rumal Kantha

9. Bandhani Sarees

Bandhani is a tie dye textile process and the technique,variety and colour used in Bandhana are highly decorated. Bandhani Sarees are being sold all over India, especially during the festive and wedding seasons. Bandhej saree which is also known as "Bandhani saree" is specially found in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The name bandhani means tying up, as it is taken by Hindi pronoun ‘bandhan’. As per the region of manufacturing the patterns of Bandhej Saree may vary. If the saree is plain and the pallu has bandhani work, try draping it in the north Indian style of front side pallu, to highlight the beauty. Bandhani sarees usually come with all over prints and hence it is recommended to keep your blouse simple. You can try high collars, boat necks and even halter necks to match the beauty of your saree. Types Of Bandhani Saree:- 1. Jodhpuri Bandhej Saree 2. Gujarati Bandhani Sarees 3. Bandhej Sarees With Gota Work 4. Bandhani Embroidery Sarees

10. Tussar Silk Saree

Tussar silk (alternatively spelled as tussah, tushar, tassar, tussore, tasar, tussur, tusser and also known as (Sanskrit) kosa silk) is produced from larvae of several species of silkworms. Matte gold and Alloy based jewellery elevate the beauty of the saree. Metallic bangles can add the right jingle and shine to your look. Types Of Tussar Silk Saree:- 1. Raw Tussar Silk Saree 2. Banarasi Tussar Silk Saree 3. Ghicha Tussar Silk Saree 4. Bhagalpuri Tussar Silk Saree 5. Kanchipuram Tussar Silk Saree 6. Embroidered Tussar Silk Saree

11. Assam Muga Silk Saree

Muga Sarees are produced in Assam from wild Muga silks,Pat and warm Eri silk. Muga silk was recognized as a protected geographical indication and used in products like saris, mekhalas and chadors. A trendy low cut blouse worn with traditional Assam silk saree provides the best combination of tradition and style. The additional accessories comprising of high heel stilettos, a platinum wrist band and exquisite leather hand bag in elegant colors can complete the look.

12. Net Saree

Net Sarees are made with a fabric with open spaces and come in different varieties. Different weaving patterns can be used for different kinds of netting.  It is best to avoid heavy jewelry. Instead, pick classy and elegant jewelry that matches the delicacy of the net material, such as pearl jewelry, dangling earrings, gold nose-rings, simple gold pendants etc. Types Of Net Saree:- 1. Party Wear Net Saree 2. Fancy Net Saree 3. Net Cotton Sarees 4. Printed Net Saree 5. Silk Net Saree

Pochampally Saree is a saree made in Bhoodan Pochampally, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, Telangana State, India. They have traditional geometric patterns in Ikat style of dyeing. The intricate geometric designs find their way into sarees and dress materials. The Indian government's official airplane company, Air India, has its cabin crew wear specially designed Pochampally silk sarees. Bridal jewelry which consists of gold plated designs, studded with precious stones and pearls complements the Pochampally Silk attires the best. Pochampalli silk saris are light-weight & comfortable. Hence it is a great fabric to be worn in summers. Types Of Pochampally Saree :- 1. Pochampally Ikkat Saree 2. Uppada Pochampally Saree 3. Pochampally Pattu Saree 4. Pochampally Plain Saree

13. Pochampally Sarees

14. Mysore Silk Saree

 The mysore silk saree is made in karnataka. this saree is made from mysore silk fabric. Always wear a nice cotton based petticoat to keep the saree in place. Golden jewellery works the best for Mysore Silk sarees. They can make you look no less than a queen herself. Types Of Mysore Silk Saree:- 1. Printed Mysore Silk Sarees 2. Mysore Silk Georgette Sarees 3. Mysore Silk Pattu Sarees 4. The Bridal Mysore Silk Saree 5. The Traditional Mysore Silk Saree 6. The Light Fawn Mysore Silk Saree

15. Gota Saree

Gota Patti Sarees originated in Rajasthan,This type of Indian embroidery used extensively in wedding and formal clothes. The metal embroidery of Rajasthan is known as Gota work. Vibrant looking salwar suits in hues of pink, yellow, white, green, purple and red look great with gota work. Kurtis and dupattas with gota work are also very popular, especially with bandhini style of fabric. Types Of Gota Saree :- 1. Jaipuri Gota Patti Sarees 2. Leheriya Saree With Gota Patti Saree 3. Zari Gota Saree 4. Rajasthani Gota Work In Saree 5. Half Net/Georgette Gota Saree 6. Embroidery Border Cream Gota Patti Saree 7. Bandhani Gota Patti Saree

16. Silk Saree

Silk Sarees itself evokes feelings of grandiose and richness in our minds instantly. India silk saree is known for its rich heritage and its traditional culture. Among all of the fabrics, Silk has always been favorite by women of India.  These sarees are known to be the traditional bridal wear for most of the Indian brides. No wedding is complete without the luxurious and expensive sarees made of pure silk. The elegantly glistening, smooth, luxurious fabric of silk has a special place in the hearts and minds of most people across the world, especially Indians. Silk is a cherished fabric, and a multitude of weaving techniques and styles have been employed since ages - to craft amazing sarees from the silk yarn. Silks also have deep connections with the Mughal and Persian influences on the Indian culture. Types Of Silk Saree:- 1. Assam Silk Sarees 2. Art Silk Sarees 3. Banarasi Silk Saree 4. Baluchari Silk Sarees 5. Bomkai Silk Sarees 6. Bhagalpuri / Tussar  Silk Saree 7. Banglori Silk Sarees 8. Chanderi Silk Saree 9. Dharmavaram Silk Sarees 10. Gadwal Silk Sarees 11. Kanjivaram Silk Saree / Kanchipuram Silk Saree 12. Konard Silk Sarees 13. Kota Silk Saree 14. Korial Silk Saree 15. Mysore Silk Sarees 16. Matka Silk Saree 17. Narayanpet Silk Sarees 18. Organza Silk Saree 19. Patola Silk Saree 20 Paithani Silk Saree 21. Pochampally Silk Saree 22. Raw Silk Saree 23. Sambalpuri Silk Saree 24. Sournachuri Silk Saree 25. Tanchoi Silk Saree 26. Uppada Silk Saree

17. Georgette Saree

Georgette is a light-weight, crinkled and sheer fabric, displaying an overall bouncy look. A strong absorbent, Georgette is easy to dye and has dull-rough texture. The making of these fabrics involves a special twist of the thread to render supreme strength. This is why Georgette’s have high wear and tear life compared to the other fabrics. They are low on maintenance and wrinkle free fabrics. Georgette material sarees are semi-transparent drapes that offer a neat fit on the body. Georgette saris also support heavy embroidery, making them ideal for party and occasional wear. Types Of Georgette Saree:- 1. Jacquard Georgette Saree 2. Nylon Georgette Saree 3. Viscose Georgette Saree 4. Silk Georgette Saree 5. Polyester Georgette Saree 6. Satin Georgette Saree 7. Banarasi Georgette Saree 8. Georgette Silk Saree 9. Fancy Georgette Saree 10. Chiffon Georgette Saree 11. Light Weight Georgette Saree 12. Faux Georgette Sarees

18. Printed Saree

Printed sarees come in all possible color combinations to match the ideas of a designer. Digital, machine prints last long and don’t run colors unlike the hand-printed versions. Hand prints involve creating wooden stencils and dipping them in dyes to create a print on the fabrics. There are many types of printing sarees like – Kalamkari Prints, Bandhani prints, Batik, Dabu, Patola, Foil Prints and the easily available computer printed sarees. Common patterns used in the Printed sarees are Flowers, nature, geometric patterns, abstract prints, sceneries and even photographs. Types Of Printed Saree:- 1. Printed Silk Saree 2. Cotton Printed Saree 3. Block Print Saree 4. Digital Print Saree 5. Bagru Print Cotton Sarees 6. Bandhani Print Saree 7. Batik Print Sarees 8. Dabu Print Sarees 9. kalamkari Cotton Sarees 10. Sanganeri Print Sarees 11. Floral print sarees 12. Polka dot sarees 13. Complementary print sarees 14. Abstract print sarees 15. Zigzag print sarees 16. Bhandhej print sarees 17. Calligraphic print sarees 18. Nature print sarees

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