A saree is more than just a piece of clothing for an Indian woman. It is a reflection of her personality. From borders to patterns and colours to craftsmanship, the saree is a canvas for masterpieces steeped in the rich legacy of our traditions. India is home to over 30 types of sarees and each weave is unique and a wonderful amalgamation of art and science. In this blog, we will walk you through the 5 must-have Silk Sarees in your wardrobe.
Kanchipuram Silk Sarees
Rich borders with profound designs and captivating colours are why this saree still holds a special place in the hearts of women. Initially, Kanchipuram Sarees were woven only in bright colours with gold zari. With the passage of time, a variety of silver zari sarees, Threadwork Sarees and other variations have emerged, making this drape even more appealing.
Banarasi Silk Sarees
Precision, perfection and passion are the hallmarks of this drape. From royal brocades to resplendent motifs, Banarasi Sarees are woven with exquisite artistry and tales. Artisans and weavers draw inspiration from the landscape surrounding them and bring to life motifs synonymous with the region, be it the Paan and Khanjari motifs or the Shikargara and Jaal motifs.
Raw Silk Sarees
Raw silk sarees are the epitome of casual elegance. The Tussar fabric is quite textured and its natural colour palette includes beige, honey, tawny and pale gold. Its unique thermal properties help keep the wearer warm during winter and cool in summers. You can accentuate the sheen of your Tussar drape by opting for blouses with handiwork in the back like embroidery, sequins, beads, lace and zari.
The shimmering Mysore Silk Saree with its soft texture and ornate opulence is definitely a must in your closet if you want a simple yet gorgeous look. This weave has enjoyed the fortunes of royal patronage for its vibrant colours and regal demeanour in every thread and tassel. The beauty of this weave lies in the fact that it is dyed in a single colour without any motifs on the body to accentuate the detailed zari work at the border. Pair your Mysore silk sarees with a puff-sleeved blouse and gold jewellery.
Pochampally or Patola Silk
From the treasure trove of Telangana and Gujarat, comes the Pochampally and Patola Weave. An interesting and intriguing weaving pattern, Ikat forms the base for these drapes and they hold within their folds tales as old as time. A rich amalgamation of culture and craftsmanship, these sarees are decked with majestic motifs and will take you on a quest to seek the beauty within.
We think these 5 silk sarees are a must-have in every saree lover’s wardrobe. At Sundari Silks, we have a wide range of silk sarees from various parts of India in beautiful palettes and designs. If you have any of these above-mentioned silk sarees from Sundari Silks, tag us on Instagram and we would love to feature you on our social media page. After all, it is in you, our valued family, that we find a true reflection of who we are and our journey over decades!