Types of sarees in India
1)Tant saree- Traditional Bengali Saree
Made by the weavers from all over West Bengal and Bangladesh
Meant for daily use the lowest cost of this saree is ?350 (US$5.20)
most comfortable saree for the Indian hot and humid climate.
2)Patola Saree- made in Patan, Gujarat, India.
Velvet patola styles are also made in Surat
very expensive, once worn only by those belonging to royal and aristocratic families.
take six months to one year to make one sari due to the long process of dying each strand separately before weaving them together.
3) Paithani Saree- made in Aurangabad Maharashtra state.
Made from very fine silk, it is considered as one of the richest saris in India.
oriented towards export requirements,
Paithani is a sari made of silk and zari.
4) Kota doria- made at Kota, Rajasthan and Muhammadabad Gohna, Mau in Uttar Pradesh
Sarees are made of pure cotton and silk.
Originally, such sarees were called Masuria because they were woven in Mysore.
5) Kanchipuram Silk is a type of silk saree made in the Kanchipuram region in Tamil Nadu, India
The sarees are weaved from pure mulberry silk thread.
Kanchipuram saris comes from South India and the zari comes from Gujarat.
These are sarees with rich woven pallu showing paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. Kanchipuram sarees vary widely in cost depending upon the intricacy of work, colors, pattern, material used like zari (gold thread) etc. The silk is also known for its quality and craftsmanship, which has helped earn its name.
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