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Wearing, Buying, and Caring for Silk Cotton Sarees the Right Way

Today, sarees are now by many women around the world. The image of Indian women wearing this ornate piece of cloth that is beautifully draped on their bodies has proven to be a sight to behold. To those who did not grow up wearing beautiful silk cotton sarees; there is very little information that is known on how to properly wear, buy, and care for it.



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The Various Kinds of Silk Sarees

As silk sarees go global; there is already an increasing need for the manufacture of more choices for its growing customer base.  These days, the textile market is India is teeming with silk saris in a variety of styles, colors, and designs. This allows it to cater to a wider variety of clients from many parts of the world. To date, there are over ten variations of this traditional Indian garment.

Varanasi silk saris are among the most expensive that are produced. This popular variety features rich zaris (gold and silver threads) and brocades canvassed on a heavy gauge silk. With designs that are of Persian origin; its threadwork highlights flowers, animals, and other significant figures vital to Indian tradition.

With its roots coming from the small city of the same name, the hand-spun Kanchipuram silk sarees are among those that have retained the most of traditional Indian silk saris designs. Believed to last a lifetime, its main features are the zari and multi-colored threads that border it, including a striped loose end known as the pallus. Going along with the modern times, some of today’s Kanchi silk saris are already produced with a mix of contemporary design.

Vafta silk saris are a rich blend of cotton and silk. The best thing about this is its feeling of comfort and warmth (brought about by cotton) with just the right blaze (brought about by silk). With the use of block printing; they are given just the right amount of light colors to give it a blast of tint.

Produced with a combination of tussar silk and wool; the Pashmina silk saris are made with a combination of bagh printing and intricate threadwork. The thing that makes it distinct from all the other silk sarees is its golden haze brought about by the combination of materials that make it. It also has a light weight loft.

Orissa Ikat silk saris are dye patterns printed on heavy gauge silk. Embossed with a metallic finish; this shiny silk saree makes use of the beautiful silk fiber that is locally produced. With the use of ikat patterning, its pallus and borders are given a more unique and ornate look.

Exclusively made in a village located south of Orissa; the Orissa Tribal silk saris are made purely by hand. In this small village which is known as Kotpad, the fibers of these silk sarees are painstakingly dyed manually and can take about five weeks before one is produced and placed on sale.

The rich history of India shows just how each of these varieties of silk saris has come to where they are right now. Over the years, they have evolved into something that the whole world has taken notice and deem it suitable for use in events outside the realm of Indian traditions and occasions. Not only are silk sarees a form of clothing that gives identity to an Indian woman; it has also become a global trend that has taken the world’s fashion industry by storm.

The Various Draping Styles of Kanchipuram Sarees

Kanchipuram sarees originated from a city in India where weaving is a long time tradition. Famous for their Kanchi silk sari, their masterpieces feature colored threads and striped pallus. Just like all kinds of sarees, Kanchipuram saris are draped in a variety of ways on the female body.

The Nivi style of draping is the most popular in all of India. This style of draping Kanchipuram sarees is commonly worn in the west and is utilized with the use of a long sari, creating 7 to 9 pleats on the front waist. The pallu of the Kanchipuram saris are then draped over the shoulder and is made to hang at the level of the waist. Overtime, a number of variations have been made with this style of draping but there are still those who stick to the traditional.

Most fitting for lighter saris, the Kaccha pants style of draping Kanchipuram saris is a modification of the traditional style that was used in Maharasthra. This makes use of a sari that is at least nine years long since it aims to create numerous pleats. This kind of draping is worn without the need for a petticoat as this will already form a look that makes it look like pants. This is created by passing the pallu of the Kanchipuram sarees through the legs to the back.

Kerala mundu makes use of two pieces of Kanchipuram saris to achieve this look. Kerala is the place where this way or wearing saris originated, while the term “mundu” means towel in Malayalam. This draping style goes way back into the tribal times of old India and is worn in so many ways than one.

Commonly worn by the old and traditional village women of Calcutta, the Bengali style of draping Kanchipuram sarees features two large pleats on the front with a pallu that is wrapped twice. Traditionally, In the olden times, the pallu is weighed down with the use of a house key. Today, other trendy objects can be placed on the pallu of the Kanchipuram saris to keep it in place.

The Kappulu style of draping Kanchipuram saris shows off graceful pleats on the back. The pallu is arranged in such a way that it features pleated arcs and is passed twice around the woman’s body. this style will have to make use of long Kanchipuram sarees so that it can effectively be wrapped around the body properly.

Tamil Pinkosu is one beautiful draping style for Kanchipuram saris that features a rosette-like design on the back of the wearer. The term “pinkosu” means pleats on the back and is one of the most unique draping styles for Kanchipuram sarees. This can be worn without a petticoat, making it fit for warm weather months.

Today, Kanchipuram saris are draped in many more ways as more and more people create variations of the traditional draping styles. These traditional saris of India are now making waves in the various parts of the world. The rich materials and designs of Kanchipuram sarees never failed to emphasize the curves of a woman.

The Popularity of Online Saree Shopping

The use of internet as a mode of business is very popular nowadays. There are varieties of products as well as services that are available in the internet. It is very convenient for consumers because they need not to get out of the house for them to buy the things they needed. This is makes it convenient for people living in overpopulated places, like in India to buy things they needed in their own homes.



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The Designer Salwar Kameez: Personalize Splendor

Designer Salwar Kameez is liable for any custom-made and ready-to-wear salwar kameez. They offer and allow you to choose the most current custom made salwar kameez. Clients will be offered the benefit to fill-up a form via email with their own personal range of the needed neck design, Salwar (pants) clients may choose the traditional Salwar, Churidar, Bootcut Pant or Parallel Pant, and if there’s any specific pattern, design will also be amused. After that, they will contemplate all your features and would likely process the pattern for you.


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The Origins and Styles of Salwar Kameez Designs

Today, we are seeing so many salwar kameez designs that are being worn by many Indian women, as well as those in other places of the world. However, contrary to popular belief, the salwar kameez did not originate in India. This traditional outfit, along with all the other traditional shalwar kameez designs, was initially worn by men and women in central and south Asia. It is from there that it made its way to Pakistan and then to India.




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The Beauty of the Kanchipuram Silk Saree

Hundreds of years before, at that time of sovereign rule of Krishna-Deva Raya, the Kanchipuram artistry grew to be distinguished in your community. Two of its endemic negotiations – the Saligars and Devangas from Andhra Pradesh roamed and finally reached Kanchipuram.



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