They are made in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh, since time immemorial. They are made with opulent zari work on a light yet durable fabric. They have a flat, smooth texture that drapes exquisitely. They are Kora Sarees.
These sarees are available in both silk and cotton. They are one of the four variants of Banarasi Silk Sarees, the others being the Katari, the Sattir, and the Georgette. Inspired and conceived by and in the Mughal empire, the Kora Sarees have incredibly beautiful motifs and designs such as kalqa and bel.
The fabric of the Kora Sarees is stiff and does not need the application of starch or any other stiffeners. Due to the fineness of this fabric, designers and weavers can create designs captured by computers using the digital weaving technique.
Kora Sarees soak as well as reflect very bright colours for a vibrant, catchy look. Kora Sarees can be printed using different printing techniques, such as block, batik, bagru, and bandhni. Kora Cotton Sarees are made from a lightweight and breathable material that is perfect for the Indian summer.
Kora Silk Sarees, also called Organza Silk Sarees, are very finely textured designer sarees with a dull finish and sheen. These sarees are made from highly twisted yarns, and so they give you a wiry feel, even as they are crisp and sheer looking.
Kora Cotton Sarees are perfect for daily wear. Kora Silk Sarees, on the other hand, are perfect for weddings, receptions, office parties and other special occasions. Despite the increasing popularity of power looms, the making of the Kora Saree remains a labour intensive and intricate process.
The process begins with the dyeing of silk yarns, followed by designing of motifs by skilled and traditional artisans and finished by the weaving of Zari and fibres. Each Kora Saree may take anywhere from a week to a fortnight to be made.
These sarees are lightweight yet durable and are popular with women of all ages and from all socioeconomic strata. Kora Sarees, whether silk or cotton are available in a wide range of both choices and prices.
Saree.com sells only authentic Kora Sarees and each saree is handcrafted for a beautiful look. You can be anywhere in the world, and Saree.com will ship your favourite Kora Saree to you with the minimum hassle.
You can also gift Kora Sarees to that special woman in your life, be it your mother, mother-in-law, or special friend. These Kora Sarees hail from a rich Banarasi tradition and marry the old with the new in a fusion look that is becoming increasingly popular.
So, do log onto Saree.com and indulge in online shopping for a trendy but beautiful Kora Saree of your choice. Here’s to a mammoth saree shopping session!