Sarees are my passion
Sarees are my passion

The magic of unstitched cultural stamp called the Saree by Sarees are my passion

India is rich in art, crafts, culture, heritage Royal history, tradition, the architecture of course in intricate textiles as well and the history of saree is traced back during Indus Valley Civilisation.

Based on varies religions influences a saree is called by names such as sari, shari, chira, or Shadi. and ahead a saree is divided into five important segments namely the main body of the saree or also called as the base of the saree. Secondly border, thirdly the most decorative part of the saree is the pallu or also called as the falling edge of the saree in times called as the head piece. Fourth blouse(unstiched garment) which sometimes comes woven with the saree and lastly tassels or Kuchu.

A Saree is nothing to do with religion, caste and creed. The best part of this saree is one size fits all, so you never have to worry about sizing and measurements unlike the dress. But you get 6, 8 and 9 yards sarees.

In India, Saree is worn daily as well and especially during auspiciousness occasions like big fat weddings and other rituals like haldi, engagement, temples, festivals, house-warming ceremony and a baby shower as well.

Due to diverse culture and influence, each and every religion in India have their own style of draping this gorgeous Saree in South India Tamil Nadu state we have the popular Madisaru style and Pinkosu, from Karnataka we have something like traditional drape Bootheyara and Coorgi style. From the land of God's own country Kerala the outstanding Tattdukuka style and Namboothiri. The most relaxed Goan style is Kunbi drape. Much prominent drape is Nauvari style from Maharashtra. Renowned drape from Andhra Pradesh is Kaccha Kattu, Venukagundaram and Gochi Kattu drape.

The most outstanding sarees are Mysore silks, Ilkal, traditional Molakalmuru, luscious Chanderi, handcrafted Kanthas, God's own country Kasavu, traditional Madurai sungudi sarees, grand Gadwal cottons, Queen of silks called as handwoven Kanjivaram, luscious Chanderi, rustic Kalamkari, chequered weave Kota Doria, new age seamless linens, classic Banarasi and so on...

Saree is not just a product to sell, it is a masterpiece of art which travels across the globe!

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Printed Silk Saree
Printed Silk Saree

The Saree, which does not go out of fashion

Florals are back again this season when fashion consultants start a trend to get back all the blossom floral prints time again new fashion vibes to take off...Here is a fresh light weight floral printed silk saree, which is featherweight, easy to drape and which does not go out of fashion!


Traditional Molakalmuru Saree by Sarees are my passion
Traditional Molakalmuru Saree by Sarees are my passion

Roots of Karnataka 'Molakalmuru', Connecting Old is Gold

Living in the world of fast-moving fashion, where designer Ruffle Sarees takes a runway show stopper pace, I see the 'contrast' the traditional and the modern world. In India, especially when you focus on South India, Karnataka when we take a slice of the pie, the elder generation(mothers or grandmothers) still wear evergreen beauties like Ilkal, Udupi, Banhatti cotton sarees on a day to day bases, depending on the cultural belief system and comfort zone.


Massive fan following for KSIC Mysore Silk Saree
Massive fan following for KSIC Mysore Silk Saree

Massive fan following for KSIC Mysore Silk Saree

A gamechanger I can say, this traditional attire which is still one of the most expensive sarees which is ruling the state. Century plus old and still rules the parties and auspicious festivities beyond it, a crazy fan base, are you curious to know what's the secret behind this Massive fan following, unlock the hidden truth by watching this video.


Chirala Cotton and Silk Sarees

A Coastal town, situated in Prakasam District in the state of Andhra Pradesh called Chirala, this town was also known as 'Kshirapuri'. Chirala town is renowned for handlooms. Years passed by, the town gained popularity for its excellent handloom sarees known for the softness and durability. The name Chirala means saree in Telugu and so eventually the name of the town got transformed to Chirala. Main occupation of this village is handloom weaving and paddy cultivation.

The weavers of Chirala produce, cotton sarees, seico sarees which are a fine blend of cotton and silk fibres and kuppadam(Gadwal type), Generally in Chirala they use 'Fly shuttle loom' is been used. Handloom fabrics of Chirala are soft and most comfortable to wear which suites all the climate, hand butta is another fascinating design feature of Chirala sarees, where colours are manually added in-between the zari design. This artistic lineage is carried forward by the weavers belonging to areas like Devanga, Padmasali and Pattusali community of weavers community.


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Tant Sarees

Traditional flawlessness crispy weaves to flaunt

What reminds everyone when I says Bengali is mouth watering and luscious dessert 'Rasgulla' and 'Mishti doi' to name the most popular ones in the list and of course Bengali cotton sarees. The medium of communication here is Bengali. The traditional attire of Bengali women is simple forms of these Tant sarees takes around two days to weave and more intricate designs could even take five to six days to complete a saree. Generally Tant saree comes in pastel shades with beautiful thick borders.

The history Tant, particularly the Jamdani and muslin became famous during Mughal era, but the British wanted to destroy the cream of art, to safeguard the textile industry they followed the direction which was given by Royal hands. The partition of Bengal province of British India and departure of British from India many skilled weavers, masterweavers they had to settle themself in beautiful places Nadia, Burdwan, Hoogly of West Bengal the incentive, aid provided by the Government, this is how the new seed was grown and become famous.


Baluchari Sarees

Invoking the magic of spectacular, Baluchari sarees

This beautiful garment is worn by women across India and Bangladesh. The origin of these sarees and roots dates back in Bengal, later produced in Murshidabad, but currently 'Bishnupur' town of 'Bankura district' and its surrounding places of West Bengal. Baluchar town from where it derives its name as Baluchari sarees. This marvelous place is famous for its exquisite terracotta temples and Malla Shree Krishna Raslilla. Beautifully made 'terracotta craft' is well known in this place. People here predominantly speak Bengali.


Begampuri Cotton Sarees

The irresistible Handloom saree, that drapes like a dream

Indian textiles are rich in artefacts, Begampur is a small town in Hooghly district in West Bengal, the sarees woven here carries deep and bright colours. The economy of this place depends on textiles and also famous for dhotis. What reminds everyone when you say Bengal is handwoven cotton sarees and is the center for fine cotton weaving and these Begampuri cotton sarees are known for loosely woven light-weight and translucent and are extremely comfortable to drape. These cotton beauties would take one to two days to weave which are very simple ones and more intricate designs could even take five to six days to complete, although the saree fabric named after the city, the subtle madness look after wearing them is absolutely sophistigated.


Khesh Cotton sarees

The art of blending of old and new?

Craving for summer fruits is a must for some like me haha Peaches, the juicy Mangoes, cooling Watermelons what not and what about pairing a perfect outfit the saree for this season is also very important how many of you agree with me? So let's get started, guess what today I would be taking to West Bengal? The guesswork starts ... is it Baluchari, Tant, Begampuri sarees or the brilliantly woven Jamdani, nope it's one of the artistic weave called Khesh sarees.


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Banjara embroidery

Banjara Embroidery-Stunning piece of art

I am huge fan of Banjara jewelry which are antique yet collectables, their most flamboyant and mind-blowing costumes one goes crazy and highly appreciated, they still follow the rich and age old traditional art forms, which are been reflected in their art work, especially hand embroidery requires lot of time and patience and its laborious. These tribes speak Lamani language/Goar-boali it is also called as Banjari language. One can see Banjara tribes in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat in these places they are widely spread across. They are called by varies names such as Lamani, Lamadi, Lambani, Labhani, Lambara, Lavani, Lemadi, Lumadale, Labhani Muka and variants, Banjara, Banjari, Bangala, Banjori, Banjuri, Brinjari, and variants, Gohar-Herkeri, Goola, Gurmarti, Gormati, Kora, Singali, Sugali, Sukali, Tanda.


Kalamkari Applique artwork
Kalamkari Applique artwork

Kalamkari Applique work: A story or a theme is being narrated in the form of patch art called Applique. Applique art dates back centuries ago, Applique work is one of the oldest forms of design in the world and still are used across the globe. Applique is a art decorating one fabric to other which includes Layering, patching, applying. What I noticed is that, they use straight stitch or running stitch, these two are very commonly used stitches practiced while attaching Applique patches on a base fabric.

Applique work is used extensively in quilting. You can see in my portrait, yellow cotton saree, this meticulous piece of art called 'Kalamkari Applique work' (machine embroidered applique) I feel like I'm standing in an art gallery, I loved the art involved in it, its makes me fascinating! This exquisite art work can be created in fabrics, plastics, metals, paper etc.


Kantha art work
Kantha art work

Kantha Embroidery or Kantha art work

Kantha is one of the oldest forms of embroidery that originated in India. Earlier the Kantha sarees were usually draped by the women of West Bengal as to protect themselves against the cold weather. Kantha work is done by simple running stitches. Motifs such as fish, birds, ducks, trees, mountain, boat, footprint, animals, mosque, ratha, kantha motifs are very few examples.


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