Saree – The Garment That Upholds Indian Tradition

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” Nothing makes a woman beautiful, like the saree does”

The tradition of wearing saree has been originated  in India dated back to centuries. Saree is considered much more than a garment. There was significant meaning and symbolism attached to the garment in the form of different colors or designs.  The various patterns and colors of the saree depicted beliefs, virtues, and the region of the person.  A traditional saree had numerous designs and symbols used on it.  Saree adorns every festive occasion.

Throughout these centuries the sarees has changed considerably. Now-a-day, the designer saree are getting popular. Even the way of wearing a saree has undergone many drastic changes. In this article, we the Queenz Institute of Fashion wants to showcase the greatness of saree by providing insight of the famous saree weaving centres in India which are famous globally.

Banarasi:

The first name that comes to our mind in synonym with the silk saree is ” Banarasi Silk Saree”. These are weaved at Varnasi. The sarees are known for their gold and silver zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery. The sarees are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate design. The saree are comparatively heavier due to the work engraved on them. Depending on the intricacy of the design, it may take upto 6 months for completing the saree.

Kanchipuram:

Kanchipuram Silk Saree” is the most famous after the Banarasi silk. This is also known as “Banarasi silk of the South”. The main attraction of this saree is its heavy silk and contrast gold borders. Saris are distinguished by their wide contrast borders. Temple borders, checks, stripes and floral (buttas) are traditional designs found on a Kanchipuram sarees. The patterns and designs in the kanchipuram sarees were inspired with images and scriptures in South Indian temples or natural features like leaves, birds and animals. We can find the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma as the pallu designs.

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