Karnataka – Royal silk fabrics that have always fascinated

A state known for its royal lineages and princely families, Karnataka became part of the Indian Union of states in 1950 under the accession of States policy of the Indian government. Once known as Mysore State, the name Karnataka came to be from 1973 onwards. Famous for its environment favouring the growth and progress of literary, fine arts, music and cultural activities since historical times, the state has a rich heritage when it comes to handloom silks. The world-famed Mysore silk saree is the State’s pride, known for the purity of materials and excellent workmanship. Subsequently places like the capital city, Bangalore known for its special brand of silk, that has found favour with the working woman for the smooth, soft and all-day comfort sarees, Bijapur for its Ilkal sarees with kasuti embroidery, the excellent quality handlooms of Belgaum and the unique genetically grown coloured cotton sarees of Dharwad are the other traditional hubs that have given a steadying hand to handloom fabrics.

The speciality of Mysore Silks

Karnataka, home of the Mysore Silk Sarees; elegant showpieces of grandeur worthy of their creation, has traditionally been the hub for regal silk fabrics, a natural outcome of the Royal family’s need and encouragement. Despite a long innings in the Indian market these silk saris have neither lost appeal nor has the demand ceased. The distinguishing feature is the usage of pure silk and 100% pure gold zari (a golden coloured thread containing 65% of silver and 0.65% of gold).

The Mysore silk saree is famous for the purity of its silk and very painstaking process in its making, which ensures that every aspect of the sari is perfect. It has place of pride for its sheen, the purity of the zari used, its softness and its non-crushable quality. The sari rarely fades owing to the purity of the gold and silver used. Despite being a costly and delicate fabric, it does not require excessive care for its maintenance. Once exclusively created for the Royal Wodeyar family of Mysore, the Mysore Silks are today under the direct control of the Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation (KSIC) in all aspects of their creation. Geographical Indication Certification was received in 2009, making Mysore Silk a geographical indication, which provides legal status and rights as a place-named product.b Mysore silk sarees are further enhanced with the use of exquisite Kasuti embroidery, elaborate thickly woven pallus, and lovely colour experiments.

Buy online Karnataka sarees at Unnati Silks

The line-up of Karnataka sarees at Unnati Silks deserves your attention. Pure Mysore Silk pattu sarees with sensational zari linings, wide-coloured borders are a feast for the eyes. There are the rich-looking plain Mysore Silks that showcase the exceptionally wide and attractive zari borders. Then you have the Bangalore silks, boon for the working woman for their light, airy feeling and all-day comfort in dark shades, lush fields, with captivating motifs, sensational tribal art depicting epic scenes on the pallu. You have Dharwad cottons in a variety of shades and carrying the exquisite Kasuti embroidery.

Shop Karnataka Handloom sarees online and get the Unnati Silks advantage

Unnati silks, largest Indian ethnic online shop offers exclusive, traditional, designer, fancy handloom silk and cotton Karnataka sarees online with matching blouse for sale. Online shopping store with the widest range of Saris online and Salwar Kameez online, you can buy Mysore silks and Mysore cotton sarees, Bangalore silk sarees, Kasuti embroidered, Dharwad cotton sarees online from the exclusive handloom range of saris - a unique collection of saris and shalwar kamiz for traditional wear, weddings, bridal attire, party, social functions, trendy fashion, formal wear, corporate office, daily casual in pure silk sarees, pure cotton sarees, sico, art silk georgette sarees, chiffon, dupion, wedding tussar silk sarees, organza, crepe, gicha, jute and other fabric varieties at attractive prices wholesale and retail. You can purchase Karnataka handloom sarees 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, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Indore, Lucknow, Jaipur, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Dispur, Itanagar, Kohima, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jullundur, Ernakulam and many other Indian cities and towns. We also do worldwide fast shipping or 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.