The saree is the oldest known traditional wear. The term saree comes from the Sanskrit word Sati, which signifies a piece of cloth. It represents both tradition and femininity. Every woman in the country, from a farm worker to a politician, wears a saree.
Sarees have changed in terms of color, design, and draping style over the last few years. Originally, saris were made of plain cotton cloth, but as time progressed, people began to use various dyes and embellishments to make the sari more beautiful. The sari is also the most commonly worn outfit at weddings. Traditionally, women wore saris with a full coated sleeve blouse with no design, but this has changed. India is a diverse country with various places, and each location has its style of wearing a sari.
Banarasi sarees are quite heavy, as they are made of beautifully woven silk and with an intricate design inspired by the Mughals. Banarasi sarees are commonly worn by Indian brides.
Chikankari saree is a traditional Lucknow embroidery and one of India’s best saris. It exudes charm with its light colors and intricate needlework.
Kalamkari sarees are made in different locations throughout southern India. It’s a kind of block print on cotton fabric. The Srikalahasti style and the Machilipatnam style are the two forms of kalamkari art.
4. Pathani Saree
Pathani sarees get their name from the Paithan town in Aurangabad. Paithani saris were first manufactured in Paithan. It is one of India’s most well-known and luxurious saris. It’s crafted of the finest silk and dyed with traditional vegetable colors.
It is a style of needlework that originated in Rajasthan and involves embroidering the fabric’s edges with very few pieces of zari ribbons in intricate designs. Weddings are where Gota saris are most commonly seen.