Saturday, December 28, 2013

Beautiful Sarees of Western India


Sarees are a popular dress for women India and their unique designs, patterns and varieties can be found in different parts of the country. Sarees of West India have huge image and value all across the world. They are available in distinct style and quality.


West India comprises a big popular with different cultures, religions and traditions. The customary textiles also vary in this region of India. The weavers in West India give more importance to dyeing clothing instead of weaving. The main types of Indian dyeing have emerged in this area. These dyeing are ikat, tie-dye and block-printing. The dyeing techniques have complex multicolored patola. The wide embroidery culture of this region highlights colors and mixing of several bright hues with metallic thread. Weavers add dazzling embellishments like mirror, sequins and tinsel in saris to make a great look.  

An array of sarees can be found in West India from simple styles ones to fashionable. One of the most popular saris in western India is Chanderi Sari, known for its fine cotton and exclusive silk. High-quality of materials are used to design Chanderi Sarees. Chanderi temples are the inspiration of the design of Chanderi Sarees. This type of sari is known for the usage of rich gold threads. Additionally, other materials are used to give them unique quality and charm like gold checks with beautiful and exceptional lotus roundels that are called as butis.

Tussar silk is another prominent sari extensively worn by women in Madhya Pradesh. The sari is also called as kosa sari. Weavers of Devangan tribe design the Tussar silk sarees. Their natural shine with fiber threads are most attractive aspects about them. Paithani sarees are very famous in West India that comprise mango motifs, peacock and lotus. Intricate pallu, border and designs are distinct features of Paithani sarees.

Furthermore, Block Printed Saris of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are worn by many ethnic and rural groups. Such apparels are designed in particular colors and patterns. The hubs of this type of sari are in Allahabad, Fatehpur, Farukabad (Uttar Pradesh) and Jaipur, Bagru, Sanganer (Rajasthan) and similar kinds of industries can be found in New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Srinagar, Gujarat and Haryana. Tribal and rural groups like tribal Bhils, Bhilalas and agricultural community of Bhamiyo consider wearing indigo dyed black or blue saris. They also wear odhnis.

As the western India is known for rich embroidery, its reflection is visible in saris too. Tribes like Sodha and Rabari Rajputs wear sarees with embroider metallic thread. There are 3 kinds of metallic threads in West India. Two of them have gold wrapped threads known as zari or kalabattun. The third one is known as kamdani.