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12 Different Types Of Indian Sarees – Every Woman Must Have In Her Wardrobe!

Different types of sarees across India

India is known to have unity in diversity. India has a rich culture that has various dialects, food, and culture across the length and breadth of the country.

Similarly, there are various varieties of sarees according to culture in various parts of India.

The variety in the sarees ranges from material, draping style, story behind the cultures, etc.

Here in this article, we are going to discuss some of the famous Indian sarees across India.

Types of sarees across India

Kanjivaram saree

Kanjivaram saree originated from Tamilnadu and is a traditional bridal saree that has been adopted all over the country for special occasions.

Kanjivaram sarees are made from pure Mulberry Silk thread and these sarees have an inherent elegance and grace to them.

Kanjivaram saree
Kanjivaram saree

The rich Silk thread in the Kanjivaram sarees gives a royal feeling and Kanjivaram sarees usually have rich borders.

The pallu of the Kanchipuram saree usually has a contrasting color and it gives more beauty to the saree.

We have seen many celebrities and influencers wearing Kanjivaram sarees for various occasions and events. You can style Kanjivaram saree with gold jewelry to compliment the look.

Banarasi saree from Varanasi

Banarasi saree is one of the most popular saree types in India. Banarasi saree is a famous fabric from Varanasi.

Although it originated from Varanasi, it is popular all over India and can be found in various parts of the country.

Banarasi saree from Varanasi
Banarasi saree from Varanasi

Banarasi saree is well known for its prints and patterns. In the Olden times, Banarasi sarees were crafted with real gold and silver threads as a symbol of royalty.

But later in the contemporary world, the Banarasi saree is made up of Silk thread. But the elegance is still the same. 

Many celebrities wear Banarasi sarees for various occasions and parties.

Kundan Jewelry goes well with the Banarasi sarees. You can also try tying up your hair in a bun and tucking in a couple of roses to complement this look.

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Chanderi Silk Sarees

Chanderi sarees originated from Madhya Pradesh and are famous because of their lightweight.

The silk and fabric of the saree are woven with cotton making the saree feel very light.

Chanderi Silk Sarees
Chanderi Silk Sarees

Although it is made of cotton, it gives a luxurious feeling and makes it apt to wear for festivals and occasions.

Chanderi saree would look very gorgeous and it suits all kinds of women of any skin tone. You will be in the spotlight when you wear it for any occasion.

Chanderi sarees go well with Kundan jewelry. Pair up with matching sandals and a clutch to complete your look. 

Kasavu sarees

Kasavu saree is the traditional outfit of Kerala. Kasavu saree is worn for traditional occasions in southern India, especially in Kerala.

Kasavu sarees
Kasavu sarees

Kasavu saree comes with a white hue and a golden border. Because of its color, it can be paired up with various blouses and one saree can be styled in two different looks.

In the olden days, the kasavu saree was a dhoti, blouse, and scarf. The scarf is used to drape across the outfit.

But later in the modern days, this outfit is transformed into a saree. Kasavu sarees are also weaved with real gold to get that Royal look.

The saree looks so minimal and simple yet looks so elegant. This saree is popularly worn at the festival Onam in Kerala.

Pochampalli Sarees from Telangana

Pochampally saree originated from Telangana and it’s popular for its motifs and geometric prints.

Pochampally sarees are very artistic and are weaved with either cotton or silk threads. The entire saree is weaved in a special ‘Ikat’ style of dying. It gives the distinct “Chowra” patterns which look like diamonds and squares all over the saree.

Pochampalli Sarees from Telangana
Pochampalli Sarees from Telangana

Pochampally sarees have evolved along with the trends. Various patterns like multi-color patterns are available in pochampalli sarees and it makes it an outstanding outfit at any event.

You can try pairing it up with gold jewelry and a sleek bun to complement this look.

Chikankari saree 

Chikankari sarees originated from the Navabi city of Lucknow. These chikankari sarees are popular all over India because of their intricate designs and elegant look.

Chikankari saree 
Chikankari saree 

Chikankari sarees are usually weaved in soft colors with heavy embroidery.

These sarees look great because of the embroidery and simple because of the soft colors. It makes it perfect to wear for any occasion.

Pair up with a nice pair of sandals and a clutch to complete your look.

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Bandhani sarees

Bandhani sarees are a traditional outfit of Gujarat. Bandhani sarees are tied to an old tradition that brings good fortune and a future for a bride.

Bandhani sarees
Bandhani sarees

Bandhani sarees are available in different colors and patterns. Bandhani saree’s specialty is that the dye on the sarees is done by hand. Bandhani sarees are very popular among Gujarati and Rajasthani cultures.

Bandhani sarees were worn by rajas and maharajas in Rajasthan and Gujarat in the olden times.

Nauvari saree from Maharashtra

Nauvari saree is the traditional saree in Maharashtra. This saree is named nauvari saree because it is 9 yards long.

The specialty of this saree is that it is draped in a unique style called ‘Kashta’ style. The border of the saree is tucked at the back in this style.

Nauvari saree from Maharashtra
Nauvari saree from Maharashtra

This style of draping originated from the Maratha women’s Warriors. The dhoti style draping enables them to ride horses and fight with ease of movement.

Nauvari sarees are worn by brides in Maharashtra in the present world. Nauvari saree comes with a shawl called ‘Shela’ which is draped across their arms. 

Traditional Gold jewelry goes well with this outfit and you can also try wearing a bun decorated with Gajra to give more elegance to this look.

Tant saree from West Bengal

A Tant saree is a must in every Bengali women’s wardrobe.

Tant saree is distinguishable from all sarees because it’s unique. Tant is woven from a breathable material and makes it easy to wear in humid conditions.

Tant saree from West Bengal
Tant saree from West Bengal

A traditional Tant saree has a zari work with heavy pallu. In modern days printed tant sarees are available all across India.

Tant saree is usually worn by Bengali women during Durga Puja, Diwali, and other festival occasions.

Bomkai saree

Bomkai saree is a traditional saree that originated from Odisha. Bomkai saree of two types of silk and cotton.

Bomkai saree
Bomkai saree

Bomkai saree women with cotton are used for daily wear and the saree women with Silk are used for festive occasions. 

Bomkai sarees are made with contrasting colors like yellow with green forest ink texture. Although bomkai saree look modern, they are deeply rooted in the culture of the state.

Muga saree

Moga saree originated from Assam. Moga saree contains a glossy Sheen and is made of durable silk. Mugdha sarees contain a natural goldish tint and make them look so elegant.

Muga saree
Muga saree

As it contains some goldish tint, it can be used for various occasions. 

Its specialty is that it is made with one of the costliest Silk and the shine of the Muga saree improves with every wash making it more durable.

Muga sarees are also decorated with pure Zari work and embellishments.

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Phulkari saree

Phulkari sarees are traditional embroidery saree of Punjab. Phulkari sarees come with the Floral Moffat and the geometrical shapes.

Phulkari saree
Phulkari saree

The fabric used to make phulkari sarees is cotton. Vibrant colors and geometrical shapes make the Phulkari sarees extremely attractive.

Try to pair it up with gold jewelry and a high bun to match the outfit.

Overview

Hence in this article, we have shown some of the popular saree types across India. But there are various other sarees as per the traditions and regions.

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