By craftsmanship – Handlooms

The soul of Indian ethnic fabrics - Handlooms

India is famous for its traditional handlooms, especially sarees and other fabrics. Handlooms are the soul of Indian ethnic, the means of livelihood for millions with a glorious past and a promising future.

Handloom sarees of India

Handloom sarees are woven across the length and breadth of India at different locations, each location having its own tradition of weaving. No wonder there are innumerable varieties of sarees with names based on the locations where they traditionally belong. Each variety has its peculiarities, forms of adornment, its special characteristics and the making process. Some varieties are even attached to royal times based on the encouragement received from their respective benefactor rulers, some others a background of how they have evolved over time. Weaving is roughly the same process all over, it is manner in which additions are made during the weave, after it, the coloring, the other processes typical to each variety that create the shades of difference.

What is a handloom?

A loom is a device used to make cloth. The loom holds the warp threads under tension longitudinally, to facilitate the interweaving of the weft threads laterally. There are very many looms and though shapes and the mechanics vary, the basic purpose is to weave cloth. Cloth from looms, mostly operated by hand, other than the power loom are defined or known as handlooms.

Cotton – well-suited for handlooms

Cotton is a fine natural fibre whose fabric is soft, light, airy and very comfortable, especially during the summer season. It is durable, has good affinity to colours and is skin-friendly. Handloom cottons are woven on hand operated looms as against mass produced cotton fabrics woven on power looms. Cotton handlooms offer good canvas for designs, patterns and motifs. 


With good blending qualities, cotton handlooms of traditional styles such as Gadwal cotton sarees, Uppada cotton sarees, Pochampalli cotton sarees, Kanchi cotton sarees, Mangalagiri cotton sarees, Venkatagiri cotton sarees, Narayanpet cotton sarees, Rasipuram handloom cotton sarees, Kerala cotton sarees, Chettinad handloom sarees, Banaras sarees, Kota cotton sarees, Orissa, Bengal have been used with silk to get blended Sico and Cotton silk fabrics of very good quality and durablity. Since they offer good canvas for prints, beautiful designer saree versions are available using traditional block bagru and dabu prints in a wide range of extremely vibrant and pleasing colours.

Other fibres in handlooms

Silk, jute, linen, and other natural fibre threads are also used to create wonderful handloom fabrics. While silk and cotton have tensile strength to be stretched in the weaving process, some of the other natural fibres achieve their strength in the making of fabrics only through blending with silk or cotton. Artificial or man-made fibres like chiffon, georgette are also used to make fabrics like sarees on hand operated looms.

Buy Online Handloom cotton sarees from Unnati Silks

Unnati Silks with its three decade long association with traditional varieties of sarees and salwar kameez and direct interaction with master weavers across India has provided delightful fabric fare in Handloom cotton and silks of enchanting prints, exotic designs and eye-catching colourful combinations. You have pure handloom cotton sarees with extraordinarily bewitching batik prints. There are screen printed online sarees with lovely hand woven patch borders with block printed floral art and fancy patterns. You also have pigment printed sarees online with catchy motifs and complemented by shiny zari thread borders. Weaves of quality, patterns and designs that are most trending, embroidery that is exclusive and intricate, colours that are fast and vibrant, the spread on display to buy online, is at prices most attractive, be it wholesale or retail.


Buy Handloom sarees online and get the Unnati advantage

Unnati Silks, largest ethnic online Indian shop offers for you to buy online handloom saris with matching blouse for sale. Online shopping store with the widest range of ethnic Indian Saris online and Salwar Kameez online. At Unnati Silks, you can buy handloom cotton and pure silk sarees online from the exclusive range of saris - a 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 handloom cotton, silk 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.