Thetraditional garment worn by Indian woven is called the saris or sari. While theexact origin of saris is not known, yet researches have shown existence ofsaris way back in 3000 BC in the Indus Valley civilization. The central Indianstate of Madhya Pradesh is Renowned for its Chanderi saris.

MadhyaPradesh has not only rich deposits of monumental heritage, green woods andabundant wildlife but it also has created a niche for itself though the art andcrafts of the region. This is because of the people and their age oldtraditions that have been besieged upon them by their ancestors. The contrastvariety of handicrafts that add charisma and uniqueness to Madhya Pradeshprevails amongst the ebullient festivity.

Chanderiis one of the best-known handloom clusters in India. It is particularly famousfor its saris and is made with mix of silk and cotton. But if we look history,Chanderi has been adapting itself as per needs. Sari is the product of secondhalf of twentieth century only.

Inthe heart of India beyond forests and valleys, is famous weavers town of Chanderi in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh. Dacca muslins were comparable to Chandericotton long back. The weavers of Chanderi created the present form of Chanderisaris when the British introduced mill-made fabrics to compete with Indianhandlooms. They used a silk warp with a fine cotton weft without compromisingon the intricate gold borders and jewel like butties. Ever since then the weavecontinued to remain as delicate and exquisite as it was.

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