6 South Indian Sarees You Must Know

Introduction

South India is the birthplace of one of the most beautiful weaves in India. Every Indian woman across the world can’t skip this saree. South Indians carry rich culture and discipline with them. In maximum cases, these sarees are draped either in a wedding ceremony or a festival or the most important occasion. So take a look at those 6 south Indian sarees.

Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram is a region located in Tamilnadu, India. So the silk which is woven here is called Kanchipuram silk. It is also known as Conjeevaram/ Kanjeevaram/ Kanjiwaram/ Kanjivaram. The saree is draped as a bridal and special occasion by the maximum of south Indian women. The shine and the work of art make it so famous that it suppresses the other sarees. It is durable and has a rich quality of the fabric. It has been recognized as a Geographical Indication by the Government of India in the year 2005.

 

Gadwal

Gadwal sarees originated from the small town of Gadwal in Telangana. Originally, it used to be woven only in silk with intricate zari borders and anchal. Now sico ( i.e. silk and cotton mix) gadwals are also available. Of late gadwals are also being made without zari borders.

 

Pochampally

The weaving tradition, which is now known as Pochampally or Pochampally Ikkat, started sometime in the 18th century in the then small village of Pochampally and gradually spread to the nearby villages. Initially, sarees were made only of silk. Now cotton is also used for the weaving of sarees, dress materials, etc. The weaving technique of the saree is based primarily on the Ikkat style with a unique way of imprinting motifs and designs into the fabric.

 

Chettinad

Chettinad cotton saree is also known as “kandaangi”. It is the traditional sari of the Chettinad region in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. It is characterized by its silk-like texture, contrasting border and body colors with intricate designs along the border.

 

Mysore Silk

The saree has bright colors. It can be plain or embroidered. It’s an interesting play of color, richness, and traditional appeal. Currently, I do not have any collection of this saree. But I wish to have one. 

 

Konrad

The saree belongs to Tamil Nadu. It is distinguished by its wide borders and natural motifs like flowers, elephants, peacocks, parrots, etc. The body is woven in checks. It is also called temple saree.

 

 

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