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                                                  Social fabric of the nation – the Indian saree

The Indian saree is a garment from ancient times that has over the passage of time been much explored and experimented with, to transform from a traditional attire of need to a fashion fabric of appeal.

The delightful variety

Many types of saris are worn in India. From the plain, simple coloured and lightly adorned cotton and silk blends worn by many women in their daily routine, to the jazzy stylish heavily decorated silks with all sorts of finery and additive features known as fashion and special wear meant for exclusive occasions such as weddings, grand parties or social invites. Saree fabric material could be cotton, silk, jute, nylon, rayon, Georgette, chiffon, satin etc. or blends. There is no dearth of traditional varieties and modern art silks and current tastes have encouraged brilliant fusion experiments of the two to evolve a new range of splendid never-before-seen fabrics having trending designs and patterns incorporated in the conventional handloom weaves.

Indian heritage in the handloom varieties across the country

India has many handloom weaving, dyeing and printing locations of ethnic excellence in the four corners of the country. Side by side and also overwhelming it is the modern mass production device called the power loom which though quick serving and time saving cannot have the craftsmanship and finish of the traditional handloom. Silks have always been a favourite with women because of the rich look, airy comfort and the exclusiveness in price compared to other fabrics.

Especially costly pure silk sarees that range from 15000 rupees onwards to touch a lakh and above, are jealously guarded, worn with caution and care exercised at every step, to be worn for grand exclusive occasions only. Cottons are preferred for summer or hot weather conditions and for long continuous spells of wearing. Light in weight, very airy, comfortable, cottons come in light shades and medium coloured hues and very preferred for casual outings, office, daily wear since they are not as costly as silks. You have pure silk centres of Mysore, Dharmavaram, Kanjeevaram along with other notable places like Narayanpet, Pochampally, Uppada, Venkatagiri, Rasipuram, Arani, Coimbatore and some others with their own brands of silk fabrics in the Southern part of India. The Northern part has Banaras, Chanderi, Kota, Chattisgarh, Bhagalpur and others. Rajasthan and Gujarat in the West, with Eastern Orissa, West Bengal and the North Eastern belt. All these have traditionally evolved their individual styles and existed harmoniously for a long time. Inspiring breath-taking weaves of good texture, fine thread counts, beautiful patterns and motifs displayed in a myriad of colours have seamlessly included the modern saree-wearer’s likes and preferences in new colour shades, embellishments on the saree, abstract and fancy prints, without sacrificing the essence of the ethnic quality. There is a healthy mix even of different regions wherein the saree could have the attractive and appealing features of different traditional styles. Such as the modern designer prints being block printed on the body, the attach border having exquisite embroidery and the pallu portraying scenes from nature in eco-colours, hand painted in tribal art. IT has also helped in the design of extraordinary patterns sensational colour combinations.

Transfer of prints directly from the printer onto fabric has also become a reality for one or two fabric types.

Shopping online for the handloom saree and the Unnati advantage

Unnati silks, largest ethnic online Indian shop offers exquisite sarees with matching blouse for sale. The Online shopping store has the widest range of ethnic Indian Sarees and Salwar Kameez. At Unnati Silks, you can buy online unique, fancy, exclusive collection of Traditional, Wedding, bridal attire, stylish, party, trendy fashion, formal, corporate, office, daily casual saris in silk, cotton, sico, art silk georgette, chiffon, dupion, tussar, organza, crepe, gicha, jute and other fabric varieties at attractive prices. You can purchase online at Unnati silks and the products will be dispatched within 24 working hours of placing the order. We have free shipping and Cash on Delivery (COD) facility for Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Lucknow, Jaipur, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Dispur, Chandigarh, Ernakulam and many other Indian cities and towns. We also do Worldwide express shipping to countries like UK, Canada, USA, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Seychelles, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Myanmar, Mauritius, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and many more.