India, the land of art, culture, and heritage carries a lot of irreplaceable talents and obviously, I just can’t get enough of what more and more this amazing land holds.
Yoga, chess, Ayurveda, and major of all is the art. So, if you’re as curious as me, then come on!! Scroll down to enjoy this exquisite read of three minutes.
Art of Handloom- A Fabrication of Love
As I have mentioned above India holds many of the adorable things and the most unique aspect we have is the attire. Our Indian wardrobe consists of so many things such as, love, care, devotion and lots of rarity in it.
And so is the reason that handloom is so much unique and graceful in its own way. Connected to the roots of Indus Valley Civilization handloom are mostly the pride of almost every state in India. So, let’s begin with this journey of weaving.
1. Maharashtra- Paithani
The town in Aurangabad known as Paithan is where this beauty comes from, worn by royal women in Maratha empire. This graceful work of art has a distinct border and a special design of peacock on its pallu. This Paithani saree is majorly worn on wedding ceremonies.
2. Gujarat- Bandhani, Patola
Personally, connected to Gujarat. I am always in love with Bandhani the fabric that includes several hours of labor work and is dyed by the potential hands of the weaver.
And of course, Patola the dream of every Gujarati girl to at least once wear in her lifetime. Patan the beautiful city in Gujarat is the core of Patola saree, these sarees are weaved in silk with passion and our much needed love.
A duration of 6 months or 1 year can be taken to make one saree because of the long process of dying each strand of thread separately and then weaving them into this stunning piece of saree.
3. Goa- Kunbi
A saree that depicts that even in simplicity you can be graceful. Kunbi in shade of red with some checkered patterns is sturdy because the women has worn this saree while doing agricultural work. Good to know that this fabric existed even before Portuguese arrived.
4. Madhya Pradesh- Chanderi
A lightweight fabric that holds ancient beliefs, carries royal touch and has won almost every women’s heart this saree called Chanderi is a mix of golden zari and silk.
Coming from the town that also gains a name of Chanderi, this fabric is said to be discovered by Lord Krishna’s brother Shishupaal. Wow!! This surely is worth saying a fabric with royal touch.
5. Karnataka- Mysore Silk
A silk that is worth every penny, Mysore silk is subtly amazing with having over a fans worldwide this saree is made up of pure silk and the zari it weaves is almost 65% pure silver and 0.65% gold. No wonder why is this so magnificent.
And by the thread of passion, here I am weaving my fabric of dreams, that is decorated in the body of art.– Aashvi Solanki.