Fabrics & Sarees
Indian Sarees for Weddings, Bridal Wear, Festivals & Daily
India is a
large and diverse country that produces many different varieties
of textiles and fabrics across its numerous states and cities.
Perhaps the most popular traditional Indian garment is the
saree which is made using many distinctive textiles, fabrics,
colours, patterns, motifs, designs and precious zari, bead
& stone work, etc.
No matter what
your individual style maybe, you are sure to find a beautiful
sari that will match your taste, given the large collection
of stunning Indian sarees available in India. And the best
part, saris can be worn at almost all occasions be it weddings,
formal parties, family get togethers and more!
a look at some different varieties of fabrics used to make
saris in India -
Cotton Saris - Cotton saris
are evergreen sarees which never go out of style, especially
in those parts of India where the heat becomes unbearable
in the summer months. Light, airy and comfortable, cotton
saris are woven in almost all parts of the country such as
West Bengal, Bihar, etc. The
most preferred design on cotton saris include block-prints,
floral motifs and animal prints. Fab India has an interesting
range of cotton saris.
Silk Saris - Heavy silk sarees
are very popular in India and are especially worn by women
while attending special occasions such as weddings, etc. There
are many different kinds of silk sarees available. Here are
some of them
Baluchari silks originate in (Paschim Banga) West Bengal
and are known for their beautiful, larger than life floral
motifs, butis & silk brocade designs. These saris are
usually available in rich, deep colours like red.
Silk Saris - These banarasi silk saris are manufactured
in Varanasi and are very well known all across the
country. The most eye catching feature of these banarasi
silks is the popular Jaal work, heavy zari work (gold or
silver) as well as interesting figures depicting the Mughal
empire. Never to go out of style, these beautiful, rich
and elegant saris are definitely worth the investment.
Silks - The southern states of India such as Tamil
Nadu which is home to the Kanchipuram silks is considered
to be the hub for beautiful, rich & pure, high quality silk
saris. Kanchipuram silks are known for their rich, silk woven
zari borders which carry motifs of flowers, etc. Kanchipuram brocade
silks are so regal and rich in their look and feel that they make
ideal wedding attire.
- Paithani Silk Saris -
Paithani silks are manufactured in a small town in Aurangabad,
Maharashtra. The most distinguishing design on these saris
include beautiful nature-based motifs of trees, plants and birds.
These saris have a very pleasing, rich look with beautiful gold
base & elegant silk patterns.
- Mysore Silk
is another famous Silk sari.
3. Bandhani Saris
- Bandhani saris are made
using the tie and dye technique which creates beautiful and eye
catching patterns onto the cotton fabrics. Vibrant, colourful and
attractive, Bandhani saris are manufactured in the states of Gujarat
and Rajasthan. Besides sarees, Bandhani material is also used
for creating dupattas, turbans, etc. Besides these, the Gharchola
saris from Jamnagar and Rajkot are also quite popular.
These usually adorn small motifs of peacocks etc and have a gold
These handmade handloom saris originate in the town of Patan,
in Gujarat and are made using the resist-dyeing techniqe. Some
of the most popular designs on these patola saris include figures,
flowers, birds, etc. The Patola Silk saris are also very beautiful
and created by weavers who are masters in their craft. Usually,
several months are taken to create a Patola sari masterpiece due
to its intricate design. Colours used include red, green, black,
and yellow, etc.
5. Gadwal Saris
woven Gadwal saris from Andhra Pradesh may be manufactured
using cotton, silk or zari. The borders generally contain motifs
of peacocks, etc and may come in light colors such as sea green,
browns, off-whites, etc.
6. Zardozi Saris
embroidery technique used to create the rich and always-in-style
zardozi saris is well known. If there is one sari which should always
be a part of a girl's wedding trousseau, it is the zardosi sari,
thanks to its sheer good looks.
7. Kota Saris -
from Kota in Rajasthan is another variety of cotton saris,
ideal for the summer months. Also known as 'kota doria', these saris
may be made of cotton or cotton/silk weave. Since Kota saris have
fine weave, they are extremely lightweight and airy saris.
Saris - The
famous Jamawar silk sari comes from the state of Uttar Pradesh.
These saris are woven and embellished using silk gold zari threadwork.
The most defining trait of a jamawar sari is the back portion of
the sari which shows a beautiful array of threads which are used
to weave the silk sari.
Saris - The
Chanderi saree originates from the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Usually made using fine cotton or silk, these saris consist of patterns
from Chanderi temples.
Cotton and silk Maheshwari sarees come with a beautiful gold, zari
Besides these, there
are other types of saris which display intricate hand-work, embroidery
such as the chikan embroidery saris, ikat saris, kantha saris, kalamkari