From Maharashtra's Paithani To Assam's Muga Silk; 9 Exquisite Indian Handloom Sarees Every Woman Should Own

By: FPJ Web Desk | August 06, 2023

The National Handloom Day is observed August 7 every year since 2015, to honour the handloom weavers and also highlight the handloom industry of India

Paithani from Maharashtra is characterised by borders of an oblique square design, and a pallu with a Peacock design

Chanderi Silk from Madhya Pradesh is known for its lightweight and sheer texture. It is produced by weaving in silk and golden Zari in the traditional cotton yarn that results in the shimmering texture

Muga Silk from Assam is known for its durability and a natural glossy texture. This silk is used in products like saris, mekhalas and chadors

Banarasi Saree from Uttar Pradesh are decorated with intricate designs using zari that makes the sarees heavy and a popular choice for Bridal wear

Dhakai Jamdani sarees from West Bengal are famous for its with geometric patterns

Kanjeevaram saree rom Tamil Nadu is made with pure mulberry silk using the Korvai technique

Ikat saree from Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is another saree that are made from resist dyeing on the yarns before dyeing and weaving the fabric

Bandhani Sarees from Gujarat and Rajasthan involves dyeing a fabric which is tied tightly with a thread at several points

Chettinad cotton sarees from Tamil Nadu are known for its characterised earthen colours and contrast borders

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