Sarees in India, 11 Types of Regional and Traditional Wears

Sarees in India

Sarees in India are worn by almost every female in every state. Saree is a traditional female garment that comes in various styles and has a length of five to nine yards.

Over the years there are more than 80 recorded ways to wear a saree in India. The most common style is the Nivi style. There are more than 30 types of regional and traditional sarees found across India.

The types of sarees available in India are Pattu Sarees, Banarasi Silk Sarees, Khun Sarees, Kasheeda Sarees, Kasuti Sarees, Bhagalpuri Sarees, Mundum Neriyathum, Maheshwari Sarees, Tussar Silk Sarees, Kanjeevaram Sarees, Chanderi Sarees, Tant Sarees, Assam Silk Sarees, Batik Print Sarees, Assam Muga Silk Sarees, Dhakai Jamdani Sarees, Cotton Sarees, Panchampalli Sarees and many more.

Various Types of Traditional and Regionals Sarees of India

There are several types of Indian traditional wedding sarees and here are some of the names which are popular. Paithani Saree, Zardosi saree, kanjeevaram wedding saree, sambalpuri wedding saree, banarasi wedding saree, Asaam silk saree, resham saree, gota saree and neriyathum saree.

There’s a term called saree draping. In which there are several styles. One of the most popular is Nivi style that was originated in Andhra Pradesh and this is the most common style in India along with Nauvari from Maharashtra. The drape can be different for five to nine yards sarees.

There are more than 82 recorded ways of different sarees styles based on region. Each one is beautiful in its own way.

Banarasi Saree

The most popular style of sarees is Banarasi Sarees, originally made and introduced in Varanasi. These sarees are widely known for their beautiful work of gold and silver zari.

Tant Saree

Tant sarees are the most comfortable sarees in all over sarees. These are commonly worn by Bengali women. Tant sarees are traditionally made by weavers of West Bengal and Bangladesh. The price range of Tant sarees starts from ₹1,000.

Kosa Saree

These Kosa sarees are available and come in various colors, designs, and patterns. Also because of its variety, these sarees have become one of the most popular ones. Kosa is a special type of silk that is produced from larvae of several species of silkworms.

Kosa sarees are mainly made in Chhattisgarh.

Sambalpuri Saree

This saree is mostly adorned casually and its cloth is tie-dyed before weaving. It’s made in five districts of the state of Odisha and their names are Sambalpur, Sonepur, Balangir, Boudh, and Bargarh.

Chiffon Saree

The lightest weight fabric sarees which are made purely from silk are called Chiffon sarees. These type of sarees are quite appealing and one of the most attractive sarees of all.

Kasta Saree | Sarees in India

This beautiful saree is also referred to as Nauvari is the traditional Marathi style of saree. The one and only type of a single nine-yard saree which is similar to a Maharashtrian dhoti.

Georgette Saree

Another lightweight attire in the sarees category made from silk with highly twisted yarns. Most of the time georgette sarees are made in solid colors and prints.

Chanderi Saree

Carefully crafted in the town of Chanderi of Madhya Pradesh, these sarees are made from pure silk, silk cotton, and chanderi cotton. These beautiful sarees are also known for silver and gold brocade.

Kasavu Saree

Kasavu is an item of traditional clothing for the women of Kerala. This saree only comes in white or cream color. Number of sales of Kasavu sarees increase during the festive and wedding seasons.

Sarees in India, Casual and Party Wear Sarees

Net Saree

Net sarees also come in different varieties but one kind of a fabric, which is the fabric with open spaces. Various designers and manufacturers use different weaving patterns for different kinds of netting.

Bandhani Saree

Various techniques, varieties, and colors are used in the making of Bandhani sarees. These things are highly decorated in these sarees. These type of sarees are sold all over India, especially during the wedding and festive seasons.

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