Hand printed and handloom sarees for the woman in you!
Our country boasts of a rich heritage and tradition when it comes to ancient arts, especially with textiles. Hand printing and handloom is one of the richest treasures that our artistically gifted forefathers have passed on to us in legacy, and though nowadays, it is perhaps not as popular as silks, net sarees and the other new fabrics, but hand printed and handloom sarees still have an earthy, ethnic appeal about them that carries the fragrance of incredible India. Our handloom weaving is renowned all over the world, and when the skilled artisans transmit the richness of their art onto sarees, the exquisite designs they produce is of unmatched grace and beauty. They use exclusive varieties of cotton, jute, silk and synthetic fabrics which provides our needs from regular wear to weddings. Each handloom cluster of India is known for their unique weaving, which attracts more of women patrons.
The hand printed and handloom sarees hailing from the different parts of India each boast of their unique style. The south has it venkatagiri cotton and zari, Madurai block printed sarees, mangalagiri zari saree, kanchi cotton and so on, which are all products of handprinting and handloom. These cater to the sartorial needs of busy mothers, home makers, lady doctors, teachers and professors, who look for sarees which ensure comfort along with an easy style. Pochampally ikkat, kalamkari cotton saree, Bengal jamdani cotton saree, Kerala cotton saree, kota doria saree, Assam cotton printed, Meghalaya cottons and silks, Nagaland cotton sarees are all such specimens of Indian handloom that have in them the quintessential attributes of each state. These are not only highly preferred for traditional festivals, but even corporate conferences and family gatherings owing to their soft fabrics, attractive prints and skin-friendliness.
Similarly, the ‘bandhni’ printed silk sarees of Rajasthan and the hand printed tussar sarees of Bhagalpur stir up stunning look for college parties and other such semi-formal occasions, which is why young women in their twenties and early thirties prefer them a lot. The hand printed and handloom sarees are usually made from high quality cotton and the aesthetic richness bequeathed on to them lend them an impeccable look. Colour-retaining, soft feel and resistance to wear and tear make them instantly popular amongst regular saree-wearers. Considering most of India’s tropical weather conditions, these are won throughout the year in every part of the country. The seasoned artisans with their years of hand printing and handloom use such technique and skill that the sarees acquire an extraordinary edge altogether. Even machine looms cannot bring the same effect which block printing, Bandhani printing, tie-and-dye etc. can bring.
The focus of hand printed sarees is the beautiful motifs and patterns. A variety of colour options are used on them to enhance the glamour quotient. These are also comparatively lighter in weight as compared to embroidered sarees which thus make sure that it’s comfortable to wear and convenient to pull off throughout a day, at home or at workplace. For a more dressy and fancy look, the hand printing is teamed with zari work or sequins, to glamorize them, which are well-suited for evening wear. Buy them online or from showrooms, hand printed and handloom sarees will go a long way in delighting the woman in you.