Top Designers for Traditional Style Sarees

Sarees are by far one of the most popular and well known Indian ethnic garments for women. Worn by women in countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the saree is recognized all over the world as an outfit preferred by Indian women. The saree comes in many forms however it is the traditional saree with traditional yarns, weaving and embroidery and ornamentation methods that are the most valued and sought out. A traditional style saree strictly refers to saree made from traditional natural fabrics or those that have hand embellished and embroidered. Let’s take a look at some of the top Indian designers for traditional sarees.

Sabyasachi Sarees

Sabyasachi Sarees

Sabyasachi Mukherjee is one of the most well known Indian designers for traditional ethnic wear. Traditional sarees by Sabyasachi are known for its exquisite embroidery and embellishments. A Sabyasachi creation is a must have in your closet for special occasions like weddings and festivals.  A Sabyasachi Mukherjee creation is often treasured for its classic qualities, each creation has a timeless vibe that makes this designer one of the most sought after in India.

Ritu Kumar Saree

Ritu Kumar Saree

Ritu Kumar sarees are known for their purely ethnic qualities like indigenous fabrics and exquisite embroidery and embellishments. In the picture above, Bollywood beauty Madhuri Dixit is wearing a traditional Benarasi saree by Ritu Kumar which is just one example of this brilliant veteran designers design sensibilities.

JJ Valaya Saree

JJ Valaya Saree

A JJ Valaya traditional style saree is a larger than life creation in more ways than one. A JJ Valaya creation is perfect for special occasions like weddings and festivals and each saree comes with a guarantee to put you in the spotlight at social gatherings.

Tarun Tahiliani Saree

Tarun Tahiliani Saree

A Tarun Tahiliani saree is the highlight of any festive occasions. Tarun Tahiliani sarees are preferred by women all over India for their ethnic and traditional designs, embellishments and embroidery.

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Different Variations of Traditional Sarees

The traditional silk saree is popular all over India. While silk first came to India from China via the silk route, Indians have adopted silk in a big way and made it their own in the form of exquisite silk ethnic garments and the silk saree is a primary example of that. The silk saree in its most beautiful form is a traditional garment worn by women in many parts of the country as the favored apparel for bridal wear, festivities and celebrations and religious rituals. Bearing in mind the widespread popularity of sarees weaved from silk fabrics, it’s important to note that there are varied types of silk traditional sarees that that have their origins in different regions of the country. Read further to know more.

Kancheepuram Silk Sarees

Kancheepuram Silk Sarees

The Kancheepuram saree which is also known as the Kanjeevaram saree comes from the southern region of India or Tamil Nadu to be specific. This astounding traditional creation is characterized aesthetically appealing color contrasts and exquisite woven in designs in the form of temple borders, checks, stripes and floral motifs. All authentic Kancheepuram sarees have their border and body woven separate and then joint together. This joint is woven to last and the border and body of the saree never come apart.

Mysore Silk Sarees

Mysore Silk Sarees

Mysore is the go to destination for high quality yet competitively priced silk fabric which is why Mysore is the go to destination for beautiful silk traditional and contemporary design sarees.

Konrad Silk Sarees

Konrad Silk Sarees

Konrad silk sarees is a temple saree that is indigenous to Tamil Nadu however these sarees are so popular that they have found favor as bridal wear all over India. These sarees were originally woven with the sole purpose of clothing the deities in temples in Tamil Nadu however their beauty has insured that they are now widely accepted by both women and goddesses. The Konrad saree is often beautified with fertility motifs like the elephant and the peacock and is traditional gesture wishing the bride and fulfilling marriage.

Thanchoi Sarees

Thanchoi Sarees

The Thanchoi saree is similar to the Benarasi saree in the sense that the ensemble is woven in such a way that the fabric is raised, quite like brocade. These sarees do not have a physical border as they are seamlessly woven till the end however the pallav or border is is quite different from the body.

 

Ikkat and Patola Saree

Ikkat and Patola Saree

The Ikkat saree from Orissa employs a unique ties and dye method to accentuate and beautify silk fabric sarees. The yarn is generally dyed in tie and dye fashion before the saree is woven. This creation of this saree is a complex and highly skilled form of ethnic crafts.

Other Popular Variations

While these are the most well recognized variations of the silk fabric saree there are other popular variations such as the Bandhini saree, Benarasi saree, the Paithani saree, the tusshar silk and Chanderi and Maheshwari saree.

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Perfect Cotton Garments for Indian Women This Summer

Summers in countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are quite harsh, the mercury soars and the humidity rises. For women in these countries comfortable summer wear is imperative in more ways than one. In countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh where summers are harsh, certain fabrics work best to beat the heat. Examples of these fabrics are linen, Khadi and cotton however the most favored of these fabrics is the cotton fabric. Cotton fabric known to be the most comfortable fabric for summer wear as this lightweight fabric absorbs sweat, is not easily stained, is mostly lightweight and its porous characteristic allows for easy breathability allowing the wearer to remain cool in harsh extremely hot conditions. All these varied factors make up for the popularity of cotton fabric garments for women. Read further to know more about some of the most popular cotton fabric garments like cotton salwar kameez, kurtis and sarees worn by women in countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh that experience tropical summers that are generally hot and humid.

Cotton Kurtis

Cotton Kurtis

Cotton kurtis are widely favored by Indian women during the summer months. Apart from the comfort that cotton offers, these cotton kurtis are popular for a wide range of reasons. One factor which contributes to the high sales of these short tunics is the fact that these garments are both aesthetically appealing and extremely versatile. Cotton kurtis are available in a wide range of vibrant colors and often accentuated with beautiful floral and ethnic prints, embroidery and embellishments. These kurtis are extremely versatile as they can be easily worn with a wide range of bottoms. The cotton kurti can be paired up with denims, churidar bottoms, palazzo pants, peasant skirts and even Patiala salwars.

Cotton Salwar Kameez

Cotton Salwar Kameez

In countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh the Salwar kameez is one of the most popular garments for women and during the summer months the cotton salwar kameez reigns supreme. As a bonus to the comfort this garment provides during the hot summer months, the cotton salwar kameez ensemble is also extremely aesthetic and versatile. The salwar kameez comes in many different silhouettes. Some of the popular variations of the salwar are the Patiala Salwar Kameez ensemble, the straight salwar kameez and the Kalidar suit. All these different variations of the salwar kameez are easily available stitched in cotton fabric. The cotton salwar kameez is also extremely versatile as it can be worn for different occasions and different purposes. Depending on the embroidery and ornamentation work on this garment, the cotton salwar kameez can be worn every day to work and casual outings or even for special occasions like weddings and festivals.

Cotton Sarees

Cotton Sarees

Cotton sarees are also popular garments for summer wear in countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as they provide comfort and are the traditional garments for most women in these regions. The contemporary cotton saree is printed, embroidered and embellished for aesthetic appeal however there are regional variations of the cotton saree like the taant or the Dhakai saree that are recognized by their traditional weaves and embroidery.

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