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.