Let us learn about the different types of Indian Sarees. Think about Indian traditional women and Saree comes as a natural Indian Woman dress. Across the length and breadth of India, different types of Saree are popular.
What are the different types of Sarees?
1. Cotton Saree
2. Georgette Sarees
3. Mysore Silk Sarees
4. Cotton Sarees
5. Bhagalpuri Silk (Tussar Silk) Sarees
6. Banarasi Silk
7. Kanjeevaram Silk
8. Kasavu Saree
9. Paithani Silk
10. Bandhani Saree
12. Muga Silk
13. Leheriya Saree
15. Baluchari Silk
16. Phulkari Saree
18. Patola Saree
What are different types of Cotton Sarees?
1. Kovai Cora
3. Kota Doria
4. Tant Saree
7. Gadwal Saree
Saree is a long piece of cloth generally 4.5 m to 8 m long which is draped across the body in various styles along with a top known as blouse or choli. If you would like to know about different blouse styles, check out the below post.
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Types of Cotton Sarees and their names
They are the Sarees made out of cotton fabric and are quite good for wearing in summers. Popular types of Cotton Sarees are as below
Kovai Cora Cotton Saree
It is a type of Saree made in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. This fabric is made by blending silk and cotton and is known as Kora cotton. These sarees are usually brightly colored and seldom have zari work done as well.
Khadi types of Sarees
It is a type of Saree made from Khadi fabric. Khadi is a handspun cloth famous made in India. It became famous for its use for the dumping of foreign fabrics. It is suitable to wear in summer.
Kota Doria types of Sarees
It is a type of Saree made in and around the Kota region of Rajasthan. These sarees are made of pure cotton and silk and have square like patterns known as khats on them.
Tant Sarees may be your best choice for the hot humid climate of the Indian Subcontinent as are made of cotton fabric. They are made in the West Bengal district of India and Bangladesh. They are most suitable for daily use purposes.
Venkatagiri types of Sarees
This is a type of Saree made in the Nellore region of Andhra Pradesh. They are known for their fine weaving. It originated in the historic town of Venkatgiri in the 17th century and was only made on order for the royal families.
These sarees are popular in south India and known for their soft, smooth and light texture.
Sambalpuri types of Sarees
It a type of Saree made in and around Sambalpur district of Orissa wherein the warp and the weft are tie-dyed before weaving. They are known for traditional motifs in shapes like shankha (shell), chakra (wheel), phula (flower).
Sagarpali village near Subarnapur, Orissa is a hub for these sarees.
This is a handcrafted cotton Saree with Zari border traditionally made in the Gadwal district of Telangana, India. Gadwal Saree is full cotton silk with only borders made of silk.
These type of Sarees are made with the interwoven weft technique that is the crosswise threads on a loom that are passed over and under the warp threads to make the fabric.
This technique of making fabric was used to be known as Kupadam and the weaving style for the borders was known as the Kumbam. Due to this reason, these sarees are also known as Kupadam or Kumbbam Sarees in southern India.
Cotton Silk Saree
It is made of a combination of two fabrics, silk and cotton. They are quite popular.
These Sarees are made from fabric Georgette. It is a lightweight, dull finished fabric made with twisted yarns. This fabric was named after a French named Georgette de la Plante.
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Mysore Silk Sarees
The Mysore silk Sarees as the name suggest are made in and around the Mysore region of Karnataka. They were considered the mark of royalty in the old days due to the finest silk fabric with pure gold zari, vibrant colors and smooth texture.
Bhagalpuri Silk (Tussar Silk) Sarees
Bhagalpuri silk Sarees as the name suggest are made in and around Bhagalpur region of Bihar. Bhagalpur has numerous mulberry orchards to grow Bhagalpur (or Tussar) silk.
Banarasi Silk Saree from Uttar Pradesh
These are one of the expensive Saree in India. They are made in the Varanasi region of Uttar Pradesh. The sarees are one of the finest sarees in India and are known for zari work, fine silk, and embroidery.
The sarees are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with exquisite designs. Banarsi silk Sarees are heavy Sarees due to work done on the same.
Kanjeevaram Silk Sarees
Kanjeevaram Silk Sarees are made in the Kanchipuram region of Tamilnadu. They are quite popular in southern India as one of the finest Sarees. Here is an interesting blog that you can read on Kanjivaram Silk Sarees.
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Kasavu types of Sarees From Kerala
This is a type of saree made in Kerala and is traditionally white or cream in color consisting of two pieces of cloth, which have a colored strip at the border known as kara.
Paithani Silk Saree From Maharashtra
Paithani is considered one of the finest silk in India. This type of Saree is made in the Aurangabad region of Maharastra. They are made of Silk and Zari of gold.
Bandhini Saree From Gujarat
This is a type of Saree made by dyeing a fabric that is tied tightly. It is traditionally made in Gujarat but now also made in Rajasthan as well. Look at an interesting blog on Bandhani Saree here.
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Chanderi types of Sarees From Madhya Pradesh
These types of Sarees are made in and around the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. It is made of silk, Chanderi cotton, and cotton silk. They are expensive sarees known for their zari work and embroidery. Look at an interesting blog on Chanderi Saree here.
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Muga Silk types of Sarees From Assam
As the name describes, this type of Sarees are made in Assam. Muga silk is known for its glossy, fine texture and durability.
Leheriya Saree From Rajasthan
These types of Sarees are made in Rajasthan. Leheria tying and dyeing is done on thin cotton or silk.
Pochampally Saree types from Telangana
As the name suggests, they are made in Pochampally region of Telangana. They are made by Ikat (meaning to bind) tying and dying method of binding individual yarns or bundles of yarns with a tight wrapping applied in the desired patterns.
Baluchari Silk Saree types from West Bengal
It is a type of silk Saree made in and around the Murshidabad region of West Bengal. They are known for descriptions of mythological scenes on the pallu of Saree.
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Phulkari Saree types from Punjab
It is made in Punjab. Phulkari is the popular traditional embroidery work done by weavers in Punjab.
Chikankari types of Sarees From Lucknow
They are made in the Lucknow region of Uttar Pradesh. Chikan is a patterned work of embroidery on the fabric.
Patola Saree From Gujarat
They are expensive sarees made in the Patan region of Gujarat. They are made by special tying and the dying process usually on silk fabric. Real handwoven patola can take months to be made and are really expensive.
It is said they are made by three families and secret to make these is passed only to the sons. In the market, mostly you will find patola print sarees.
Kalamkari types of Sarees
It is a Saree type made by hand-painted or block-printed on a cotton fabric produced in Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Natural dyes are generally used in Kalamkari.
Bomkai Saree From Odisha
It is made in the Ganjam region of Odisha and is mainly made by the Bhulia community.