Today’s post is all about celebrating the first anniversary of National Handloom Day. It’s about supporting and promoting India’s handloom and textile sector which is as old as our civilization itself and it exemplifies the diversity and richness of our country and the artistry of our weavers.
For those who don’t know, fabrics woven using hand operated looms are known as handloom fabrics and similarly, sarees woven using this technique are know as handloom sarees and the process of creating is a tedious and time consuming task.
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I love handloom sarees. They are like work of art and each handloom saree has a certain uniqueness about it. Today I am going to share 6 sarees from my handloom collection and 1 one these is a stole and I have categorized them in cotton and silk. Each of these pieces are very special to me and very close to my heart.
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Let’s start with Cotton Handloom Sarees
1-Traditional handloom cotton Saree
So this traditional handloom cotton saree was actually gifted by my sister and the fabric is soft, light, airy and very comfortable. the saree features a dark brown weave with red green and golden border detailing and a broad red pallu. It’s a very simple and elegant saree and a perfect daily wear option especially during the hot summer days and it can also be worn as a formal wear too . That’s the versatility of cotton handloom sarees.
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2-Kerala Kasavu Handloom Saree
The second one is this beautiful Kerala kasavu Handloom saree. It’s a popular kerala cotton saree that’s woven from unbleached cotton and features golden zari border and a broad and detailed pallu with motifs of butterflies, flowers, fruits and leaves. This traditional kerala saree is worn during festivals and special occasions. I brought this one from Nalli Silks in Bangalore and the fabric is very light, comfortable and is skin-friendly.
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3-Tant Handloom Saree
The third one is this traditional red and white Tant Handloom saree I got from Kolkatta.
The iconic white with red border sarees are very common among Bengali women.The Tant handloom saree popular across the nation is known for its transparency and lightness. The borders of the fabric are thicker than normal since the fineness of the weave make the ends prone to tearing. The saree I have got also features a golden thread embroidery as well and I totally adore this beauty.
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Now moving on to Silk Handloom Sarees
4-Kanjivaram Silk Saree
Here is the first one – The gorgeous maroon and yellow Kanjivaram silk saree i purchased from Nalli Silks in Bangalore.
This Kanchipuram / or jkanjivaram Silk Saree is made of pure silk. The body is orangish yellow in color and features a thick maroon border and a wide pallu with motifs having zari of silk threads dipped in liquid gold and silver. The zari of a kanjivaram silk saree must have at least 57% silver and 0.6% gold in it and The Typical motifs are deer, lion, mango , peacock, sun and moon. This saree has deer motifs and jasmine flowers scattered between boundaries and parallel lines running across.Very fine and detail work. I love this festive number.
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5-Banarasi Silk Saree
The second one is a very classy number from Banaras. This Banarasi Silk saree is a gift from my aunt and it is around 25 years old.You can just tell by looking at it that this classy piece is one of it’s kind.
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The rich colors in combination with the zari and silver coloured thread work is mind-blowing. The saree features a very fine and detailed broad border and a pallu. The silk fabric is absolutely gorgeous and this one is a totally unique piece.These days, its difficult to get a saree featuring similar work and i am so glad to have it in my closet. Thanks bua , i m gonna treasure it forever.
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6-Silk Brocade Stole
The third and the last piece is this beautiful silk brocade stole I purchased from Nalli Silks once again.
This orange silk stole features fine golden zari work across and it’s very light weight and skin-friendly. It gives festive vibes and can jazz up any outfit. I like wearing it with my anarkalis and as an additional dupatta with lehengas. There are like so many ways to wear this stole.
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So that’s it. I hope you liked my handloom sarees collection. Leave me a comment down below telling your favorite handloom sarees. Wishing everyone a very Happy National Handloom Day. May our textile and handloom sector bloom and flourish. A big thanks to all the weavers for their hard-word and dedication and for keeping our tradition alive. Jai Hind!
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