POPULAR SAREES OF WEST INDIA
Our West Indian States of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have some of the most stunning range of sarees, the making of which is steeped in deepest customary traditions. Let’s have a kaleidoscopic overview of some of the most popular sarees of Western region of India.
Bandhani Sarees of Gujarat
Bandhani Sarees are as pretty to look as much as they are interesting to make. These colourful sarees are made using the traditional tie and die technique to create a juxtaposition of colourful patterns on cotton, silk, chiffon and other fabrics. The prints are stunning and accentuate the beauty of the wearer.
Patola Sarees (Gujarat)
Once considered to be the favourites of the royals, the Patola sarees have the distinction of being considered as one of the most expensive sarees owing to its intricate weaves and the painstaking effort that goes into it making each saree, which takes almost a year to make. The most distinctive patterns used in weaving these sarees is the geometrical patterns. These sarees are also renowned for the double ikat weave.
Paithani Sarees (Maharashtra)
The pride of Maharashtra, Paithani Silk Sarees are also considered as one of the most expensive sarees owing to the gold and silver threaded intricate weaves. These sarees are used for special occasions such as weddings.
Here are some other famous sarees of West India: Dhaniakali Cotton Sarees, Tussar Silk Sarees, Murshidabad Silk Sarees, Kantha Silk Sarees, Korial Silk Sarees, Begumpur Cotton Sarees, Phulia Cotton Sarees of West Bengal, Chanderi Silk, Maheshwari Sarees of Madhya Pradesh, Gharchola Sarees of Gujarat and Rajasthan and Gujarati Brocade Sarees to name a few.