Indian silk sarees are known for their lustrous beauty and incomparable variety
of designs and colors. These sarees are known to be the traditional bridal wear
for most of the Indian brides. No wedding is complete without the luxurious and
expensive sarees made of pure silk.
A variety of silk sarees are manufactured from different parts of the country.
The Indian women wear vibrant colored sarees made of silk during festive
seasons and occasions. The traditional south Indian sarees made of pure silk is
known worldwide for its aesthetic beauty and glamour.
The Various Types of Indian Silk Sarees
The silk sarees manufactured and woven from different states vary in designs
and styles. Some of the most popular sarees made of silk include the Banarasi
sarees, Kanchipuram sarees, Bandhni sarees, Thanchoi sarees, Patola sarees,
Paithani sarees and so forth.
The Banarasi Sarees
Banarasi silk sarees are among the most expensive and popular sarees woven in
Benaras. It is usually made of gold thread and therefore is very expensive.
These sarees are popular as bridal wear and includes four varieties mainly: the
kora, the katari, the sattir and the georgette. The designs on the Banarasi
sarees include designs of animals, floral designs, motifs and nature. Weavers
require a month to complete a single saree.
The Kanchipuram Sarees
contrasting and vibrant color of the Kanchipuram sarees makes it a unique
choice among other
sarees. The traditional designs found in these sarees include floral buttas,
checks, stripes, designs of temples and flowers. The pallu, the border and the
body of the saree is woven separately and then joined together in an authentic
Kanchipuram saree. These silk sarees are popular for its beauty, lustre and
The Bandhni Sarees
silk sarees are the popular sarees of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The saree is
designed by the traditional method of tie and dye which is known as Bandhej.
Different colors of designs and patterns are formed on the sarees by using this
The Thanchoi Sarees
sarees have a unique pallu and the designs include floral motifs. These sarees
have no borders and are exclusively woven from Benaras.