Silk is considered the Queen of textiles and rightly so. Pure Silk Sarees are perfect for any occasion and most age groups. Wearing pure silk sarees on festivals and occasions has been the first choice of many. These sarees have a unique charm that draws Indian women towards them. Pure silk Sarees are hard to find these days. Since their manufacturing cost is very high, manufacturers tends to make silk sarees made with small proportions of silk in combination with other cheaper fabrics. Benarasi silk, Butter silk, Cot silk, Crepe silk, Garhwal, Jamavar silk, Jamdani Silk, Kanjivaram silk, Orissa silk, Patola silk, Raw silk, Samu silk and south kanjeevaram silk are some examples of the varieties of silks.
Even though the cost of pure silk sarees is higher than tat of others, there is always a demand for them. South Silk or kanjeevarams as they are known are very famous. Pure silk sarees come with the best designs and styles. Variety of colours with extraordinary zari borders and pallus add to their oppulence.
Silk comes from the cocoon of the silk worm and requires a great deal of handling and processing due to which it is one of the most expensive fabrics. Raw Silk may feel like cotton or synthetic. To make it silkier, smaller yarn is used. Thread work is done very carefully and technically.
Bridal Season brings with it a huge demand for Pure Silk Sarees. Since they come with a beautiful thread and zari work on different colours, they give a rich look. Red, Pink, Golden, Orange,Green and Blue are some colours, which are very popular during the wedding season. Beautiful combinations of Reds and Gold are a hot favourite with brides as it accentuates the beauty and essence of an Indian bride.
Different Type Of Pure Silk Sarees Collection
Banarasi Silk Sarees:
These are among the most expensive and popular sarees woven in Banaras. They are usually made of gold thread and hence are very expensive. They are in great demand during the wedding season. Made of finely woven silk and decorated with intricate designs. Price for a banarasi saree increases depending how heavy the saree is.
Kanjivaram Silk Sarees:
This saree has been christened after a famous temple in Tamil Nadu. Kanjeevaram sarees are famous for their colour and durability. They are thicker than most other silk sarees and that makes them the most expensive pure silk sarees in India. Most common motifs are floral, mangos, elephants, coins, parrots and peacocks. These sarees are much sought-after during the wedding season. They are woven using three shuttles. The design and colour of the border is usually in sharp contrast with the saree. Sometimes the pallu is woven in different shade and then joined to the sari very carefully. Price may start from Rs.2500 and can go up to Rs.1,00,000 or more depending on the quality of silk, the intricacy of the zari work, pattern and material used.
Worn by woman in India and Bangladesh,this sari originated in Bengal and is famous for its depiction of mythological scenes on the pallu. Mahabharata and Ramayana are the chief themes. Making one Baluchari Saree takes around a week. It is the most delicate kind of saree. Its a five yard saree that is 42” wide. It looks similar to Banarasi Sarees. The only difference between them is that Banarasi sarees uses zari thread and Baluchari Saree use only Silk thread.
Light-weight, bright with a rich border in unique contrast combinations that are breathtakingly beautiful . Mostly the saree is plain with simple yet impressive borders and pallu. They start at INR 8,000 owing to the fact that they are made using 100% pure gold zari.
Paithani Silk Sarees:
These sarees come from a small village called Paithani famous for hand woven sarees. They are made from very fine pure silk sarees and are one of the most expensive sarees in Maharashtra. These sarees have geometric designs on the border and peacocks or parrots on the pallu. The are made using three kinds of silks namely Charka, China and Ciddle silk. Influence of Buddhist Paintings can be seen in these sarees.
Valkalam Silk Sarees:
They have an interwoven pallu and border with intricate thread work and each thread is multi shaded. Their cost depends on the time taken for weaving them and grandeur of the design.
Also called the Temple Saree or even more famously as Mubbhagam. It has two different borders of equal width. These sarees are available in traditional colours. Many Kornad sarees are named after the colour of their border because each border is decorated with different designs and are 10 to 40 cms wide.
Made in Andhra Pradesh, they are famous for their Zari designs as well as their fine weaving. Loom used to make them are mostly pit looms. Loom is placed on the ground and its pedal, in a pit. The weaver sits on the ground and uses hands and legs to weave. Venkatagiri 100 is the lightest saree and is very popular.
Dharmawaram Silk Sarees:
The name comes from the silk city in India, Dharmawaram. These sarees have solid colour borders with a contrast pallus woven with a gold pattern. They are somewhat similar to Kanjivaram sarees but the double shaded and muted tones create a different effect. Cost ranges between Rs. 2000 to Rs.1,00,000.
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