The 9-yard long drape, known as saree is the most elegant clothing a woman can wear.
Not far back, Indian women had only one option of clothes, which was saree.
Sarees are considered to be the most elegant wear for Indian women.
Based on materials and styles, sarees has a whole world of variety to it.
• Why Women Love Sarees
• Types of Sarees
• Materials of Saree
• Khadi History
• Malmal Sarees
• SAREE CATALOGUE.
Why Do Indian Women Love to Wear Sarees?
Why Do Indian Women Love to Wear Saree?
Saree brings out feminine features like no other clothes, making a woman look more feminine.
Saree enhances body language and feminal personality. Saree is a unique blend of conservative and appealing outlook. The one-piece long cloth can be draped in different ways to create new looks.
Sarees Are Made of Different Materials Like:
Did you know Khadi clothes keep you warm in winter and cold during summer?
Here are a few more interesting things about the famous Khadi:
Khadi is a signature fabric of India.
Khadi is made of organic cotton.
Khadi is related to the Swadeshi Movement, as Gandhi Ji boycotting English products.
To make a Khadi Saree, clean cotton is hand-spun in chakra (hand-operated spinning wheel) to make cotton threads. The threads are then loosely coiled. The coiled thread then goes into bobbins to assort the threads. Thread loads are now loaded on a Loom. Every strand of thread is made to pass through eyelets and combs.
The bobbins are installed for cross weaving. A person sits on the Loom and weaves a khadi piece using pedals.
After the weaving is done, the cloth is passed on for coloring.
Organic colours extracted from fruits, vegetables and minerals are used for colouring purposes. The piece is tamed using hot water and colours.
After this process, weavers design on the cloth to make to the final product. Woodblock technique is often used while designing sarees. It is a traditional way of printing.
In this process:
The blocks are made of teak wood and hand-carved. They are soaked in oil for 10-15 days to soften the timber.
Intricate and sharp detailing for complicated designs can be etched out in the blocks which are possible only in wooden blocks.
Accessories like hair brushes are used for filling in the blank areas between outlines of the design.
A point on the block serves as a guide for the repeat impression so that the whole effect is continuous and not disjointed.
The block is then dipped in the outline colour. The block is pressed down hard on the fabric, to make a clear impression. Once the fabric is printed, it is dried in the sun.
• The fabric is then steamed.
• Thereafter, it is washed in water and dried in the sun.
• Ironing is done at the last stage.
The heritage of Khadi production is still alive. It is mainly done in the western part of India in the Following States:
• Andhra Pradesh
• Madhya Pradesh
• Tamil Nadu.
Malmal or Muslin is a high-quality khadi fabric. It is known for its soft and smooth texture.
Indian emperor Aurangzeb was astonished to see her daughter in transparent cloth, which was actually seven layers of Muslin.
Muslin sarees are also known to get fit inside a matchbox!
HERE ARE KHADI SAREES TO LOOK ATTRACTIVE
Solid Pista colour is making the saree look very lively.
The Green & Maroon coloured woodblock print in the border is giving rise to very geometric shapes and patterns
The full-body design in the blouse balances out the plainness of the saree.
The temple border is symbolic to Indian culture and heritage.
The woodblock floral print is adding a feminine touch to the saree.
Gray is the colour of elegance.
The black and lime green colour combined with the simple border is giving a very sophisticated look to the saree.
Pallu is the main point of attraction in this saree.
Variety of Geometric Block Prints on the pallu and border is adding character to the saree
The Turquoise Blue, Green, Dark Grey colour combination is making the saree much elegant.
Women of any age can flaunt this saree.
Intricate Blue, Green & Red colours Warli Block Prints on Pallu making the white saree look vibrant and fresh.
The colourful square-patterned blouse, colourful border and the pallu bringing symmetric attention to the whole saree.
The peach colour goes really well with Indian skin tone.
The soft colour with minimal white block print giving a very subtle look to the saree.
This saree is symbolic of the soft nature of a woman.
Making a Khadi Saree takes a lot of effort and time.
70% of people involved in the industry are rural women.
Let’s celebrate womanhood together by wearing the sarees made by women.
Every inch of the saree depicts the hard work and autism of the village weavers.
Take pride to wear the khadi saree which was woven with so much precision and care.
Khadi has Swadeshi annotation to it.
Gandhi Ji boycotted English products in 1905. Now in 2020, we are boycotting Chinese product.
Did you know Every year 4B worth textile gets imported from China?
($ 460 million worth synthetic yarn and $ 360 million worth synthetic fabric from China every year)
Let’s be vocal for local again.
Come forward to support our local artists and help our country grow and heritage stay intact.
Come forward to support the local while looking elegant in our very Indian Khadi sarees.