From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, what is a common love for desis; besides cricket, a love for spicy food and cinema; are sarees!!

 

 

It is a cultural heritage passed down from generation to generation. And for a lucky few, with accompanying accessories.

 For a country as culturally rich and as vast as India, of course, the saree variety has to be diverse. Some are popular, some not so much. This is why today, we bring to you some of the relatively unknown sarees from the country:

  • Kosa Silk Sarees from Chattisgarh

 Made from the silk of the Indian silkworm, Antheraea mylitta, Kosa silk sarees are a specialty of Chattisgarh. The silk is made in huge quantities in the cities of Korba and Champa and gets exported worldwide!

 What makes these sarees stand out is the silk, of course! It is pure, soft, and durable.

 Highly popular among Indian women, the silk comes with a unique golden-brown texture, which is considered a special trait. Being made of silk means that fabric care and maintenance are a must for the saree. But it might be worth your time considering how elegant it makes one look with minimum effort. 

  • Patan Patola Sarees

 Here’s another gem from the state of Gujrat. Living under the shadows of its popular sister, Bandhani, is the Patan Patola saree.

 The saree originates from the Patan region of Gujrat, made by the Salvi community who migrated from Jalna, Maharashtra, at the request of Raja Kumarpal.

 Over time, Patola saris have acquired a status symbol among Gujarati women and girls alike; being getting regarded as stridhan. And we can see why because the sarees come in exquisitely designed woven patterns with intricate motifs of parrots, flowers, elephants, dancing figures, and more! Any woman would indeed be adding to her wardrobe with a saree like this. 

  • Phulkari Saree From Punjab

 Punjab’s folk embroidery, Phulkari, gets translated into beautiful sarees in intricate patterns. These come in florals, motifs, and geometrical shapes.

 The vibrant spirit of the state shines through in the extensive detailing of the Phulkari saree, crafted through darn stitches on the coarse side of the cotton, and made available in saturated colors. Balle Balle vibes indeed! 

  • Muga Sarees from Assam

 Produced in Assam, the Muga silk sarees are lovely garb with a

glossy sheen and durable silk. With a natural golden-ish tint, the saree is a treat for the eyes.

 It is naturally a go-to attire for weddings and other auspicious occasions. Muga’s shine is said to improve with every wash, one of the costliest silks, making it a timeless piece of clothing. The best way to know though is by making a purchase and seeing for yourself :P 

  • Madhubani from Madhya Pradesh

 Derived from Madhubani Art, Madhubani sarees come from Madhya Pradesh, depicting the folk art of tribal artists. 

Long popular for painting, we now find the art in the form of sarees designed in the motifs of the moon, sun, peacocks, trees, parrots, turtles, etc,  portrayed through miniature paintings.  

  • Pochampally Saree from Telangana

 Originating from Telangana, Pochampally Sarees are crafted with nuanced motifs and geometric patterns.

These sarees are made in the special Ikat dyeing style to get the effect of distinct “Chowra” patterns which look like waves of diffused squares and diamonds. These sarees look highly artsy, regardless of the fabric they are weaved in, whether in cotton or silk. 

With multicolored patterns and interesting motifs, the saree will have you looking like the perfect amount of desi that, that can be offset with modernity with the help of your accessories and hairdos! Mix and match as you please— Pochampally is all about variety! 

That’s all! If we have set you off yearning for a beautiful saree, don’t worry we also have the solution for you. Check out Zeresouq’s online store for the latest and trendiest sarees in UAE.

October 27, 2022 — Karthik Baggam

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