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Bridal wear in India has had a moment of whooping and experimental Bridal Couture. Somehow the most beautiful Indian sarees still make the most ravishing Indian bridal wear. Let’s have a look at seven most vivacious traditional bridal sarees. Prepare to shine and fall in love with sarees all over again!
1) The kissable Kanjeevaram
Let’s begin with the most famous bridal saree of India, The Kanjeevaram, from Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. This saree is known for its vibrant colours and excellent temple pattern borders. Kanjeevarams are South India’s answer to the famous Benarasi Silk Sarees of the north.
Highlight- In a genuine Kanchipuram Silk Saree, body and border are woven separately and then interlocked together. The joint is woven so strongly that even if the sarees tears, the border will not detach.
2) The pretty Pattu
The typical Kerala Pattu sarees are hand-woven. These sarees are simple yet very stylish, and are known for their fineness in weaving. The traditional design of this Kerala saree has a 1-7 inch pallu with a pristine white body. This light pure cotton grace edged with golden threads is sometimes touched with contrasting bright colors like red and green.
Highlight- The borders and pallus of a fine Pattu and Kasavu are woven with pure gold.
3) The Picturesque Paithani
The beautiful Paithani sarees spell opulence in Maharashtra. These sarees come in impressive colour combinations, and their pallus are embellished with beautiful designs. So, whether it is animal, birds, or art from the Ajanta Ellora caves; they all find a place in the border and pallu of these beautiful sarees. These hand woven beauties are made to perfection, and suit all occasions as well as ages. Highlight- Recommended read: The Picturesque Paithani.
4) The prestigious Patola
Patolas are status symbols, and the definition of royalty in Gujarat. Patolas are weaved by a select few weaver families in Patan (Gujarat), and the silk quality is second to none. These sarees are now mostly made on order and minutely custom designed. The gorgeous geometric shapes and traditional colours of these sarees are sure heads-turners.
Highlight- Patolas are double Ikat woven silk sarees. Almost three people would take four to six months to weave a Patola, which makes it extremely expensive and time-consuming.
5) The bombshell Bandhej
Bandhej sarees are made using a tie-dye technique, called Bandhani. Bandhej sarees reflect the vibrancy of Gujarat and Rajasthan and come in many vibrant colours like yellow, red, blue and green. You will find Bandhej sarees in various patterns like Leheriya, Mothra, Gharchola, Ekdali and Shikari depending on the manner in which the cloth is tied.
Highlight- Differently coloured Bandhej/Bandhani suggest different phases in a woman’s life. Red represents a bride, and yellow suggests maternity.
6) The charming Chanderi
Chaderi Sarees are from Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh, famous for its hand-woven sarees. These sarees have unmatched sophistication, and are hand-woven by Koshti wearers. Chanderis are known for their sheer texture, light weight and a glossy transparency that sets them apart from textiles produced in factories.
Highlight- Since the inception of the Chanderi Sarees, the butti motif on the fabric is hand-woven on handloom. It is gold or silver coated.
7) The beaming Benarasi
The oldest living city of the world gives us one of the finest sarees of the country, the Benarasi Silk Saree. The making of a Banarasi saree can take anywhere between 15 days to 6 months. This art was brought to India by the Mughals, hence you might discover subtle nuances of Mughal motifs and designs in these elegantly elaborate sarees.
Highlight- A Benarasi Saree is a favorite among the brides owing to its royal aura. Moreover, these sarees have specific geometric pattern which suit perfectly with the joyous moments and celebrations.
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