The saree is traditional attire for most Indian women; a national heritage that has also assumed the level of a fashion statement. Indian weddings are special occasions when the saree is displayed in all its dimensions of variety, finery, opulence and one-upmanship. Silk has always been a popular fabric yarn in India where mulberry and other forms of silk are cultivated. Traditionally tussah handloom sarees have always been used for special occasions like weddings, traditional festivals and as bridal attire. Nowadays parties, important social events, corporate functions are also occasions meant for the use of silk handlooms.
South Handloom Silks are famous for their soft feel, rich flax work, attractive motifs plus patterns, contrast borders in a wide range of vibrant colours. Nay wedding or anniversary function is possible, even today, without the Silk ‘Pattu’ sarees being on display. The bride, the women in the family, relatives, guests who attend, all appear in their resplendent silk sarees of strange varieties or traditional styles. It is a attractive display of new incorporations of designs, patterns, colours and adorning features like zardozi, ari, gota and other forms of embroidery, kundan work, mirror work, chamki work etc. There are very many traditional silk handlooms in the south like Mysore, Kanjeevaram, Dharmavaram, Arani, Rasipuram, Venkatagiri, Coimbatore, Pochampally, Narayanpet, Bangalore, Uppada, Gadwal, Mangalagiri Silks.
Bangalore and Mysore in Karnataka, India, are popular for their individual brands of silk, especially the Mysore variety, which has whereas long been cherished for its unique qualities. Kanchipuram or Kanjeevaram Sarees have a special place in the fabric world. The Kanchipuram Silks are made of pure silk, with motifs having zari of silk threads dipped in liquid gold and silver. The appeal of the Kanjeevaram Silks lie in the elegant broad borders with colours and designs different from that of the body. Typical motifs are sun, moon, peacock, swan, lion and mango. Themes prefer jasmine flowers scattered between boundaries, parallel lines running across or temple structures are also popular.
Similarly in Northern India, the Banarasi Saree with its traditional decorative frills and extremely rich zari work in pure gold is a necessary part of the wedding, the sangeet ceremony, the mehandi rasm, the reception and other grand occasions like parties, festivals like Deepawali, Dushhera, Holi etc. Chanderi Silks of Madhya Pradesh (MP), are known for their sheer quality, fine texture besides marvellous work in art and design. Chanderi Silks have zari brocades with embroidery of different patterns as Zari, Zardosi, Ari, Gota, Chikan, to name a few. Tussar Silk, besides known as ‘Kosa’ Silk is ‘wild silk’, of a intent golden colour and unimpaired texture. Hand-woven Tussar Silk fabrics are well known for their zari borders, motifs and the hand crafted designs that lard them.
In the Oriental you have Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, silks of the North Eastern states, which are a necessary part of weddings. Assam Silks are manufactured from Muga (golden silk), Mulberry Silk or Eri Silk and have zari work or multi-coloured threads with patterns like fruits, flowers, diamonds, animals, birds therefore motifs. Meghalaya in the North Gerontogeous of India is well known purlieu for its handloom woven fabrics. Eri or endi silk ampersand mulberry silk are the raw materials used in silk handloom weaving. Meghalaya silks are renowned for their durability including texture. Meghalaya silk sarees offer canvas for beautiful eye-catching patterns of zari in zardozi, chikan, ari and gota. Haute Couture prints of batik, block, bandhini lehriya enhance the beauty of Meghalaya fabric. Adornments with kundans, beads, and pearls add to the provocative of the Meghalaya Silk fabric.
Bengal is famous for its handloom silk saris. It is fine, smooth, of good texture, airy and light on the body. Popular for its comfort the Bengal Silks are preferred in colours of red, green, yellow, blue and their shades. Silk brocade designs suited to the base colour, are decorated including gorgeous motifs. Jamdhani hand weaving is a necessary accompaniment for Bengal fabrics where cotton and gold fiber weaving create motifs of geometric patterns and floral styles in colourful hues. Dhania Khali and thangail are popular weaving styles. Nature, the sun, the moon and stars are some of the popular motifs.
Modern fashion has ushered in flux of traditional with trending wherein designer sarees with latest designs are printed on traditional weaves and incorporations of embroidery, patch work and other embellishments tip in making the resulting fabric a grandiloquence affair; a forever possession to be jealously treasured and brought out for appearing at one’s best during grand public functions.
Weddings are a necessary part of animation and celebrated with pomp and splendour in all parts of the world, but Indian weddings are a special occasion for the Indian society at large to come out in numbers and spend their time in celebrations and revelry. So too, do the silk saris of grandeur dig up their haunt of pride in the Indian wedding and other such occasions.
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