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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Various Saree Materials in the Indian Heritage

Sophia Loren has rightly said, “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.”

India has inherited its own culture from primordial. It has its own unique traditions and customs that have its roots from time without beginning. Amongst many, women are bestowed with one, the tradition of wearing saree. The 5 or 6 yard length fabric carries enormous grace. The word originated from Sanskrit language and refers to a piece of strip. We all adore women in saree, certainly because they transmit grace, elegance, and agileness. To understand it better, we have brought the genres of saree for you. Let’s together understand the various kinds of sarees subsist in India.



1.      Tant Saree: Distinguishing themselves from other, Bengalis wear tant saree. It looks all the way different and appealing. The fabric of this saree is light and airy. Certainly because of this, tant saree is the foremost reason for Bengali women to wear this saree. These sarees are of many in variety, namely, fulia and shantipur, dhaniakhali, begampur, kalna, and atpur. These sarees have a design on border and on the body of the saree. To enhance the beauty of the saree, it is now being made with Banarasi silk.  

2.      Sambalpuri Saree: The pride of Orissa is posed amongst the top Indian saree. Another name for it is Ikkat and they are the combination of some amazing fabrics- Silk, Taussor and Soft Cotton. Woven in handlooms, this saree’s uniqueness lies in the fabric. Once the fibers have been dyed, it can never be bleached into another color, in fact the cloth may deteriorate with time, but its color never fades. The weave is popular for its Kathan border and midriff and is made in the same way till date as it was in the ancient days.

3.      Kosa Saree: To the silk lover, if Kosa saree has not grabbed a place in your wardrobe, then get it is asap. Kosa saree has the silk all over the world. Donor of this fabric is none other than cocoon on some special tress. These are Arjun, Saja and Sal Trees. One article of kosa saree takes seven to ten days to come in its entirety. To check if the kosa silk is pure, the best way is to burn some threads of the fabric. If the burnt thread leaves a residue quite unlike ash, which is black in color and has an unpleasant odor, then the piece with you is authentic. 

4.      Maheshwari Saree: It glorifies Madhya Pradesh. All thanks to queen Ahilya Bai, who designed and wore this beautiful saree for the first time. This saree is weaved with cotton and fine silk and is usually plain. The enchanting beauty of this saree is in the floral and geometric patterns on it. Once worn by royals, the Maheshwari is now widely considered and is an epitome of elegance and class.

5.      Nauvari Saree: I wonder how great can be the history of any saree. Yes, this saree share that greatness. This Maharastrian saree came into existence due to Maratha women. In order to accomplish their mission in war time by assisting their fellow male warriors, these women came across this saree. They draped it in a trouser-dress manner while tucking the saree at the back.

6.      Mooga Saree: We adorn Assam for many reasons. One more added when we get to know that they have the heritage of Mooga silk saree. These sarees are widely appreciated for its unparalleled golden hue. This silk is produced only in Assam and the source is silkworm. This is the finest and rarest silk and highly expensive. The sheen of this fabric increases with every wash and last for generations after generations.   

So these were some of the rarest saree that have unsurpassed beauty and need to acquire a place in your wardrobe now. Trust me when you will step out of your house wearing any of these sarees, you will amaze everyone around you with your presence and dignity.    


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Rajasthani Rajputi Poshak

The gratification of the Rajput Women of Rajasthan is beyond measure. Their attire makes it all, none other than; we are talking about the Rajputi Poshak with exuberant Rajasthani Jewelry. The Mughal’s stimulated the Rajput women to have chosen Poshak as their chic of covering. This stunning and lively dress code generally consists of a bunch of garments including Kanchli (inner-wear with sleeves), Waist-length Kurta (a sleeveless blouse), Ghagra (Pleated Skirt) and Odhni (long flowing veil).  Rajupti Poshak looks astonishingly beautiful with its wide range of colors, texture and shades: turquoise and rose-pink, lime-green and orange, satin and net, and tie and dye and gold-lurex embroidery. When you move around with the Rajputi Poshak hanging over you, you appear like sartorial swans, gracefully separated from the rest. Unlike the other Indian apparels, which have their own splendor and varies with each culture in each part of the country, the Poshka is distinct and indigenous to Rajasthan. Wearing it would make you feel not as much exotic as exotically anonymous, as the various layers will bring out your distinct identity magnificently. The Poshak would wear you and you would wear it!!

Most of the Rajput women wear poshak in their everyday life, which is generally a simple poshak having some Gotta Patti over it. The heavy range of Poshak is worn on the festives- Teej, Gangor, and like. The beautiful Poshaks makes the beautiful women feel incredible.
When the Poshak is made, the effort made by its makers is enormous. They think, create and bring out the best. That is why the Poshak itself have its range. Let’s have a look:



·         Poshak in Zardosi: To bring newness in the piece of clothing, Zardosi is used. Zardosi, as by its nature, have the beauty of tiny and thin metal wiring. When embroider on the poshak, it enhances its exquisiteness. Zardosi embroidery involves making elaborated designs, using gold and silver threads. Further adding to the magnificence of the work are the studded pearls and precious stones. Also used is the combination of copper wire, with a golden or silver polish, and a silk thread.    

·         Poshak in Gota Patti: Gota patti, originated and copy righted by Rajasthan, is just startling. Originally real gold and silver metals were used. But now small pieces of Zari ribbon are applied on the fabric and sophisticated designs are created. It is used along with Kinari work. Generally the dresses with Gota Patti are worn on special occasions and festivals. To add to it, other embroidery stuff like sequences and kundan is used. The combo comes out nicely and makes poshak beautiful. 
  
·         Poshak in Zari: Zari being a thread is usually used on brocade. But it is also a good stuff to use on Poshak. Formerly from Banaras, the thread is now used in various parts of India and even overseas. Zari is basically a brocade of tinsel thread meant for weaving and embroidery. The poshaks with zari are highly appreciated and gives a feel-good feeling to the being.

·         Poshak in Kundan: The kundan as it looks so divergent from all other stones, when put on the poshak, makes you look relish. The word kundan means highly refined gold and is one of the oldest forms of stone made and used in India.  As also known as Jaipuri or Bikaneri jewelry, it has a strong variation. Clothing just looks spectacular when kundan is added to it. The poshaks with these small stones have an absolute gorgeous appearance.   


The Rajasthani Rajputi Poshak is a special item of outfit for women. With 4 of its garments namely Kanchli, Waist-length Kurta, Ghagra, and Odhni, it gives you a relish look. Our offered range poshaks, when worn by you, will surely make people flatter at you. 
 
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