Chennai has had a connection with silk since time immemorial. While Kanchipuram Silk Sarees are a representation of the rich culture and weaving heritage of silk sarees from Tamil Nadu, our country is rich with unique weaves in their classic hues and unique motifs. From the rustic charm of raw silks to the grandeur of Banarasi silk, every saree enthusiast has a few favourites in their collection.
Kanchipuram Silk Sarees
From heavy zari rich borders to elegant motifs, the Kanchipuram Silk saree has reinvented itself over the years. Here’s a saree with a peacock blue body with a high contrast double pallu of bright yellow and light grey. The body is adorned with elegant peacock motifs that lend a magnificent appeal to this spotlight worthy saree.
Popular fusion of embroidery, hand painted kalamkari, thread worked borders are some variations that find patronage among the kanchipuram saree lovers across the globe.
Raw Silk Sarees
The quintessential rustic charm of raw silk lends its appeal across generations. The coarse texture is a universal favourite and also keeps the wearer warm during winters yet breathable in warm weather. This beautiful raw silk saree with cutwork embroidery designs all over the pallu is a classic example of how contemporary techniques paired with simple weaves can result in unique weaves. This stunning saree can be paired with a black halter blouse, long earrings and voila! A party ready look!
Tussar Silk Sarees
Famous for their rich coarse texture and natural colours, Tussar Silk Sarees make for interesting drapes and lend varied styling opportunities based on occasion.
This magnificent drape with beautiful floral prints and hand embroidery all over and a contrast zari border make up an interesting combination with the elegant cutwork pallu. An ideal saree for elegant evening occasion.
A classic epitome of grandeur is the Banarasi Saree that is often an essential in a bridal trousseau. This weave has intricate zari work, distinctive motifs and is often the cynosure of all eyes. Spelling brightness is this magenta Banarasi katan silk saree with a light rose Paithani antique zari border. A matching blouse with puff sleeves and some pearl jewellery can finish this look of class with aplomb.
Gadwal silk sarees
With its origins in Andhra Pradesh, Gadwal pattu saree is famous for its alluring contrast combinations and traditional designs. The unique kuttu weaving technique used to weave the traditional Gadwal silk sarees in a handloom makes it a soft silk weave which are known for their ability to fold into the size of a matchbox.
Ikkat silk sarees
Be it the traditional pochampally ikkat, the intricate sambalpuri ikkat or the more exquisite patan patola double ikkat from Gujarat, the ikat silk sarees have stood the test of time as the most creative handwoven work. Rich with myriad designs and exclusive colours, ikat silk sarees have an artistic touch owing to the fact that the complete design is based on the beautiful tie and dye work of the yarn and the creative weaving process involved. Ikat sarees are a saree connoisseur’s delight to own one in their silk saree collection.
Soft silk sarees
When it comes to convenience and ease of wear, soft silks hold an uncontested spot of favour especially for those who are new to draping a saree. Most women’s first saree is a soft silk and many new designs with unique patterns are available in this preferred silk saree category.
Whether it is for a bridal occasion, gifting or celebration, picking unique sarees that will go on to become heirloom pieces is every saree enthusiast’s ultimate dream.
Expand your collection of silk sarees with S Studio
Head over to The S Studio for a unique collection of Silk Sarees. Combining unique combinations in handloom, embroidery work or hand painted works of art, every saree has a story, an origin and a charm of its own. What are you waiting for? Pick up that perfect gift for a woman you care about, and while you’re at it, splurge on yourself too!
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