India is a country famous for its handlooms and handicrafts and Indian handloom sarees enjoy a status of huge demand and popularity on the global scene. Various parts of the country produce diverse varieties of handloom sarees, which have some special and distinctive features.
Here are 10 famous varieties of handloom sarees in India:
10. Munga Sarees
Munga handloom sarees are crafted in traditional silk fabric which comes from Assam. These sarees come in traditional motifs and present a unique three dimensional effect, which makes it stylish.
9. Chanderi Silk Sarees
Chanderi silk sarees are traditional handloom sarees hailing from the state of Madhya Pradesh. They are light weight sarees done in soft cotton or silk texture and look extremely graceful, with narrow border and booti designs.
8. Tant Sarees
Next among the most well known varieties of handloom sarees in India is the Tant Sarees, which come from the artistic state of West Bengal. The sarees carry a wide border with elegant silk thread work, while the pallu exhibits an elaborate design. It comes in a wide range of colors and designs.
7. Bandhini Sarees
Bandhini refers to the traditional art of tie and dye which is indigenous to the state of Gujarat and these handloom sarees are appreciated for their unique designs created with the liberal usage of wax. Bandhini saress are available in many varieties such as leheriya, panetar and gharchola.
6. Kantha Sarees
Another gift of the eastern state of West Bengal is the amazing Kantha work saree design, which exhibits stylish patterns in the form of simple stitching all over the saree surface. The designs may feature objects such as flowers, vines and fish and are a work of craftsmnanship.