Chanderi Silk Sarees
In a small town called Chanderi located in the Vindhyachal range of Madhya Pradesh, there is huge weaving hub that makes one the finest fabrics of the Indian handloom industry. This fabric is made from cotton, silk or cotton-silk blended yarns and is called as Chanderi cotton or silk. It is believed to have founded by Lord Krishna’s cousin, Shishupala and has a long history of being patronized by the Mughals and other rulers of India.
What makes Chanderi so special?
The fabric is hand-spun using Pit, Dobby and Jacquard looms. The yarns are procured from different parts of India as well as China, Japan and Korea. Chanderi fabric is lightweight and has a sheer texture. Spun from cotton and silk, the weaving process also involves use of golden and silver zari to make brocade-like intricate patterns of flowers, gold coins, swans, fruits and other nature inspired forms.
The fabric is typically woven from single Flature quality of yarn, which means that the glue from the raw yarn is not separated from it. This gives a distinguished shine and transparency to Chanderi which form the unique characteristics of the material.
Traditional Chanderi Saris:
One of the finest fabrics in India, Chanderi has for centuries been extensively used in weaving intricately patterned saris. Such saris have zari stripes on the pallu and heavy motifs or buttis to give them a rich appeal. They are apt for Indian weddings, religious ceremonies and social events. Previously available in soft pastel hues, Chanderi sarees are now also available in bright and vibrant colours and contemporary zari designs like geometrical shapes to cater to the changing needs of the fashion industry. Saree.com has the latest trending collection of Chanderi sarees woven by skilled craftsmen of Madhya Pradesh.
Maintenance and Care:
To increase the life span of your zari work drapes, always get them dry cleaned and avoid drying them in direct sunlight.