Friday, May 25, 2012

Different Types Of Indian Silk Sarees continue

5.Pochhampalli silk saree::

Pochampally sarees are the famous sarees woven in Pochampally, a small town in Andhra Pradesh. Pochampally is the well known brand in south india because of its quality. These sarees are world famous because of its unique design and colour combination.The Pochampally Ikat sarees have a good market in India and abroad because the weavers use modern synthetic colours and create exclusive designs that are typical of the saree tradition.
                          Characteristic features of Pochampally Ikat sarees lie in the big, bold and bright patterning. The modernization of thought and choice has inspired the artisans to create modern motifs that are abstract, modernist and geometric, with plenty of brilliant colours. The most modern Pochampalli Ikat designs have origins in the rumal. The majority of Pochampally Ikat sarees are vibrantly coloured, however, and although there is a wide range of modern designs. Most of the designs still follow the rumal layout with wide plain borders, one or two plain bands marking the endpiece, and a field covered with Ikat-created designs. The famous Pochampally ikat tie-and-dye saree has won Intellectual Property Rights protection. It is the first traditional Indian craft to receive this status of geographical branding. The design won protection in the Geographical Indications category. This will protect the pochampally handloom saree from unfair competition and counterfeit.

6.Mysore silk saree::

    Mysore is the home of all famous feminine wear silk sari in india. Mysore Silk is a trademark for the silk sarees produced by KSIC(karnataka silk industries corporation). The distinguishing feature of this saree is the usage of pure silk and 100% pure gold zari (a golden coloured thread containing 65% of silver and 0.65% of gold).
  Lately many makeover steps have been attempted to make this coveted silk sari even more admired by infusing kasuti embroidery and bandhini designs, or adding on richness in the woven pallus. A wide palette of exciting vibrant colours like lilac, ecru, coffee-brown and elephant-grey have also been introduced.This saree will give you a buttery soft feeling with its rich crepe silk material.

7.Patola silk saree::

Patola silk is often termed as the queen of all silks. The Patola saree produced in Patan, North Gujarat, is another type of saree that is well known. These sarees are handwoven and involve traditional patterns such as leaves, flowers, parrots and dancing girls. Patolas are generally produced in the red color with white, dark green and yellow patterns. Patola sarees are also considered to be wedding sarees. Simple traditional looms are used for weaving and natural dyes made from vegetable extracts and other natural colors are made use of. These colors are fast and do not fade easily.
      There are two types of Patola sarees:  
                                                   Rajkot Patola: This is only vertically resist dyed (single ikat).
                                                    Patan Patola: This is horizontally-resist dyed (double ikat).The designs of this saree principally fall into three types that comprise purely geometric forms, reminiscent of Islamic architectural embellishments and ajrak (complex geometric print designs of the Sind), such as the navaratna bhat (nine jewels design).

Different Types Of Indian Silk Sarees

1.Banarasi silk saree::

The Banarasi silk sarees are among the most expensive and popular sarees woven in Benaras. It is usually made of gold thread and therefore is very expensive. These sarees are popular as bridal wear and includes four varieties mainly: the kora, the katari, the sattir and the georgette.

  The history of banarasi saree dates back to mughal era.The designs and motifs are so very much inspired by the mughal time.The banaras brocade motifs are densely patterened and look three dimensional,which is quite unlike,the two dimensional pattern of deccan and south india.The traditional banarasi sarees are found in light colours that is it might be pale in comparision to other south indian sarees.Most of the Brocade designs are influenced by intricate intertwining floral and foliate motifs, kalga and bel. The signature design of Banarasi Brocade is a narrow fringe like pattern, called Jhhalar, found along the inner and outer border.

2.Kanjeevaram silk saree:;

A Kanjeevaram saree is a must have in every Indian woman’s closet and what makes it so desirable is the colour of Indian heritage which is so well displayed in these sarees.The name Kanjeevaram saree is placed after the name of a small temple village in Tamilnadu.

                                                        The vibrant shades of these sarees not only reflect the traditional favourite hue but also the new choices.These sarees are also known for their durability. The silk base is thicker than any other silk saree and this thickness makes it the most expensive silk sarees in India. It is believed that “The heavier is the silk, the better is the quality”. The most common motifs found in Kanjeevaram sarees are Peacock and parrot.  traditional.In an authentic kanjeevaram saree the pallu, the border and the body of the saree is woven separately and then interlocked together.These sarees are characterized by gold dipped silver thread that is woven on the premium quality.

3.Baluchari saree::

Craftsmen of Bishanpur in Murshidabar dist. of West bengal produce this one of the most delicate and royal kind of saree.Unlike from any other silk saree in India baluchari saree is famous for its soft colour combination,we don't see a contrast combination in baluchari sarees.
      Baluchari saree is five yards saree and is 42” wide in bright colors like flame red, purple and occasionally in deep blue. These sarees are made of silk and woven on looms. These are about 200 year old. The sarees look similar to Banarasi sarees. There is only one difference between the two sarees, Baluchari sarees use only silk threads and Banarasi sarees do use zari threads. The borders of the sarees depict stories from Mahabharata and Ramayana. The field of the saree is covered with small butis and a beautiful floral design runs across the edges. 

Kornad saree::
Kornad sarees have a distinct place in south indian silk sarees.These sarees are mainly woven in eastern Tamilnadu.The charecteristic of this saree is 10 to 40 cm wide border woven in plain colour with two narrow band of supplimentary-wrap patterening.Many kornad sarees are named after the colour of their border.The body of these sarees are traditionally in woven pattern like stripes or checks
Kornad sarees are also called temple saree as it is mainly woven for temple dities in temple.The traditional temple wear saree is also called mubbhagam that has two different borders and field of equal width.More commonly these sarees are available in traditional colors like earth shades of browns, grays and off-whites buy now days brighter shades are also available for the North Indian buyers.