STUNNING SAREES OF NORTH INDIA
Every state, city, town or village in India reflects the deepest cultural and traditional values. Sarees form the fabric of India that binds and weaves this cultural beauty from generations to generations. Specific styles of saree are used and draped by the women depending on their region of origin in the country. Let’s take a sneak-peek into the most popular sarees across North India:
Kashmiri Silk Sarees
Kashmiri Silk Sarees are famous all over the world. What makes them even special is the intricate Ari embroidery work (delicate and detailed thread work of different and colourful patterns be it floral or prints) which is typical to the Kashmiri craftsmanship. These sarees are priced depending on the art, be it hand embroidery or machine embroidery, the more intricate the design, the higher the price. Just like the saffron spice of Kashmir with its rich appeal, Kashmiri sarees make a royal collection in your wardrobe. So start adorning your wardrobe with these exclusive sarees.
By far one of the most popular and opulent of North Indian sarees is the Benarasi silk sarees. These are made of different types of silks such as satin silk, tusser silk, kora and muga silk to name a few. What makes them stand apart is the intricate weaves and designs. The thread works, the styles used (bootidar & jungla) in showcasing the rich heritage of India in a pictographic format or the gold or silver zari (resham work) make them the most desirable sarees. The various meticulous handloom techniques such as kadhwa, kariyal, cut-work and others also make it a rare art in weaving sarees. This is why owning a Benarasi saree is a matter of great pride. These sarees are used for grand occasions such as weddings and engagements.
Chikankari is the art of weaving saree using fine thread weaves in artistic renditions. This 400-year old Lucknowi art is still in demand with the modern fashionistas. These sarees are famous all over the country and even abroad.
Here are some other popular sarees across North India: Tissue Sarees, Jamavar Sarees, Kota Doria Sarees, Brasso Sarees, Phulkari work Sarees, Tanchoi Sarees and so on.