Passed on over generations, these pieces of magnificent fabrics have a special place in the celebration of coming together of two souls and their families. From every curve to corner in the map of the India, the fabric, weaving, style and drape of a saree varies. Below we lay out the perfect options for you to choose the best saree for you for your big day!
Bandhani from Gujarat
The name of the saree is derived from the word, ‘bandhan’, which means ties. This refers to the process of tie and dye which makes this saree.
Both Gujarat and Rajasthan are known for the Bandhani saree. The bright and vibrant colors are perfect for a day function of haldi!
Leheriya from Rajasthan
Leheriya is just another form of Bandhani, but follows a different technique of tie and dye. Multicoloured beautifully dyed patters only increase the ethnicity of a bride to be’s look.
Banarasi from Varanasi
Banarasi sarees are known for their gold and silver zari designs and motifs. It was originally woven for royalty only, as each saree, made with real gold and silver threads. The detailing, so intricate that it feels lavish to have something so royal draped around your body.
Konrad from Tamil Nadu
Popularly known as the temple saree, Konrad sarees were originally woven for the temple deities. The saree fabric usually has either stripes or checks and a wide border. With motifs of animals and natural elements, the border is what make this saree so special. A yellow Konrad would stand out on a haldi or mehndi evening.
Kanjivaram from Tamil Nadu
The queen of sarees, Kanjivaram sarees are made from a traditionally woven silk from the region of Kanjivaram. The sarees are rich in color and texture. They are elegant, refined and graceful, all in one drape. A good choice for a grand reception.
Bomkai from Odissa
Also known as the Sonepuri silk, Bomkai saree is a piece of art with ikat, embroidery and intricate thread work, all woven into one beautiful nine-yard wonder. They are available in silk and cotton, and make for a good festive wear.
Paithani from Maharashtra
The Paithani saree is a specialty of Aurangabad. The handwoven silk saree is grand and elegant. Its zari border, fine motifs, and the recurrent peacock design are what sets this saree apart.
Muga from Assam
The Muga silk sarees from Assam are made by a special kind of silk produced by a larvae that feeds on mainly two special leaves. The resulting silk from this larvae is known to be the best. It is glossy and very durable. As a matter of fact, you can find the golden threads of the Muga only in Assam.
Chanderi from Madhya Pradesh
Silk, zari and cotton are woven together to make a fabric that is lighter than a feather, has a royal sheen and is gorgeous looking. It’s one of the best fabrics there is and it’s very easy to wear. If you’re a fussy saree person, then this will keep your woes away.
Phulkari from Punjab
Phulkari literally translates to ‘flower work’ and that is exactly what it is. Threadwork in bright hues in the shape of flowers. The Phulkari made its first appearance in the legendary Heer-Ranjha story and has been there ever since. The Phulkari embroidery is usually done on either cotton blends or khadi fabrics and is more popular in the form of dupattas.
Chikankari from Lucknow
If you ever set foot on the soil of Lucknow, you’ll know that Chikankari is something that is exclusive to this town. Traditionally done on a muslin cloth, it is now available on almost all kinds of fabrics.
Make sure to get your hands on this one!