Different types of Sarees in India

Saree is one of the most traditional Indian wear we have. A simple 5-6m long clothing wrapped gracefully around your body in some strategic pattern will bring out the ethnic in you.

Major attraction of saree is the design and pattern and the clothing material used in it and here in India we have been evolving with different types of sarees since ages.

Be it Draupadi of Mahabharata, or sati of south; saree has elegance in itself.

Today I will show you some of the commonly used saree fabrics in India-

  1. Cotton
  • One of the most elegant and abundantly found in India.
  • Famous for its airiness and lightness and is being wore in almost all the parts of the country.
  • Few top cotton sarees are – Mangalagiri, Khadi, Sambalpuri, Chettinad, Kanjeevaram, Tant, Kotki and Chikan.
  1. Silk
  • India is rich in the production of silk and we Indians are the largest consumer of silk in the world.
  • Our occasions are always incomplete without silk sarees
  • Different types of silk are- Kanjeevaram, Benarasi, Tussar, Mysore, Bhagalpuri, Art silk.
  • It is being worn in almost all the parts of the country.
  1. Fancy
  • This includes Georgette, Rayon, Chiffon and are extremely being used in the designer styles.
  1. Bandhani/ Bandhej
  • Made up of traditional tie and dye art with their characteristics dot pattern.
  • Fine cotton, georgette, cotton-silk blend, crepe, chiffon and resilient silk are being used
  • Specially wore in Rajasthan and Gujarat
  • Fit for summer, flowy and fluid sarees
  1. Chanderi
  • Variety of tissue silk used here to make it one of the gorgeous item.
  • Designed on silk and cotton material
  • Famous mostly in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh region
  • Known for its elegance and masterful art.

Shikha Aakash

Shikha is an decorated Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience in the tech industry. She is also a part-time IAS aspirant trying fighting to fulfill her dreams. Her preparation efforts make her a keen observer and a clear thinker. She uses her columns usually to express her opinions about her observations of the world and raises important questions.

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