The amazing 6 yards of gorgeousness — Saree — is available in endless variations and avatars. Saree.com proudly hosts Sarees from all over India and fashion eras,
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Saree Collection – A Selection of Sarees from All Over India
The word Saree is synonymous with feminine grace, charm and inherent sensuality. The gorgeous and unmatched Indian ensemble, Saree is an unstitched length of fabric, tied and pleated over an underskirt, worn with a short, dressy blouse. Here lies the uniqueness of this outfit – whenever it’s tied, it takes the form and shape of the wearer’s frame – hence the same saree tends to look entirely different on two individuals. This also is the reason for a saree’s timeless and ageless quality. In our saree collection, we have collated magnificent drapes from all over India – some traditional, some contemporary – a blend of modern and cultural tastes. The collection hosts many wedding saris that continue to be popular and an inherent part of Indian culture, despite a strong global/ western influence on everything Indian.
The Indian National Dress – Sari or Saree
Saree is India’s national dress for females – and its uniqueness is world famous – for obvious reasons. Made in umpteen, countless varieties – sarees are made in silk, cotton, blended fabrics, synthetic fabrics in amazing weaves, patterns – with or without external embellishments. Every part of India has a regional speciality or a different wedding saree – either woven in one of their weaving centres or worn popularly over there.
From richly antique fabrics like Kimkhab – woven and worn since Mughal eras – made with a keen Persian and other Islamic/ Middle Eastern influences and many rare handloom weaves like royal Patan Patolas to the new age varieties like Ruffle saris and Poncho saris – you will find the length and breadth of this amazing ensemble truly enchanting. We, at saree.com in association with our brand store Asopalav, attempt to house these gorgeous and much loved varieties – at affordable prices – keeping in view the ongoing trends and customer demands.
A Part of Indian History - Sari
Sari has been worn by women in India or other similar cultures like Sri Lanka, Fiji etc. since ages. The drape or style may vary but they have been used as a prominent form of clothing – defying age, shape or classes. From the Indian Rajput/ Maratha royals and Mughal empresses – often known to set precedents for commoners to follow – to the women in rich Zamindar (landlord) households in pre-independence era and the devout freedom fighters like Rani Jhansi or relatively modish Sarojini Naidu– to the masses and tribal-folk over centuries – sari is one female costume that can be found all over the Indian history.
In present day, Saree is generally worn in Nivi style – most commonly adopted version of the drape – where its worn over an underskirt – then pleated at the waist – with 5-8 pleats of a certain width – then draped over the shoulder with a loose end – called the Pallu. Women wear sarees with open, flowing, pinned or pleated pallu. Since the border, pallu and pleats of a saree are most prominently visible parts – these areas tend to have maximum ostentation or decoration. Worn with a choli – generally called the saree blouse – this entire ensemble forms the modern day sari. Blouses may be plain or made in many designs – in fact they also are quite important in stylizing the sari.
Apart from this drape style, there are countless other ways in which a saree can be tied – some styles are cultural like Gujarati styled Pallu, a Bengali sari drape, the Nav-vari – 9 yard saree from Maharashtra or a Bharatnatyam drape – while other are new-age, innovative ways like the sari worn over a pair of trousers or skirt, or a saree gown.
Types of Sarees
As afore-stated – saris are made in an amazing variety – and the designs, styles and decorations change with almost every season. However, the basic types and weaves are same – and innovations on those produce the new varieties. Sarees may be printed or woven – for starters.
Printed sarees are made from printed fabrics – mostly mill-produced and digital printed. However there are many indigenous printing and dyeing techniques, which continue to be popular and used in creating lovely sarees. One of those is block printing, while other include ajrakh printing from Gujarat, Bandhani and Shibori – and other screen printing techniques. These saris are stunning in their uniqueness – as the results are raw and special – unlike any mass printed fabrics. Among regular printed sarees, Bhagalpuri sarees with abstract and madhubani painting print sarees, floral printed sarees, printed silk sarees and georgette sarees with all types of prints are quite popular. At Saree.com, you can browse for all types of printed sarees at great prices and in latest designs.
From pure silk sarees to blended varieties and priceless hand-woven silks – these type of saris are practically endless in variety. Often woven from pure mulberry silk or other wild silk yarns like tussar silk and muga silk – pure varieties are high on classiness as well as pricing. They are most popular drapes for Indian weddings, bridal trousseaus as well as cultural symbolic gifts. As far as silk saree types go – well, it’s quite difficult to document all of them – though the popular ones continue to be Plain Silk, Mysore Silk, Banarasi Silk, Kashmiri Silk, Tussar, Bhagalpuri, Kancheepuram, Bridal Silks, South Silks, Pattu Sarees, Chanderi and Maheshwari Silk, Assam Silk, Paithani, Gaji Silk – and many more.
The silk saris classification is done basis the type of the yarn – whether pure, blended, art silk or synthetic – or from the source its drawn – mulberry, wild, jute, banana etc. – or the type of weave like Benarasi, Brocade, Kanjeevaram, Jamewar, Dhakai Jamdani, Paithani, Pochampally Ikat, Baluchari etc. – or the area where they are crafted like Mysore, Chanderi, Narayanpet, Bangalore, etc. – or as per the occasion when they are worn. Pure silk sarees are also called as Pattu Sarees in Southern India – and there they are also classified basis their borders and designs – like Samudrika Pattu.
Indian weddings are incomplete without these gorgeous sarees, many of which are also trademark Bridal Sarees like Gharchola Sarees, often made in Gaji Silk or a silk-cotton blend with Bandhani and hand embroidery or the quintessential Kanchipuram saree, worn by South Indian brides.
Saree Collection at Saree.com
You can buy almost every saree type, especially the ones in trend or the classy picks on saree.com. These sarees are available in all sorts of designs and price points to suit every preference and budget. Sarees at saree.com are sourced from all over India as well as from our brand store. These sarees are good work wear, corporate wear, party wear, kitty parties, wedding, per wedding functions, bridesmaids, bridal wear and gifting. These are delivered finished and ready to wear – and are shipped across the globe.