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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Sambalpuri Ikkat Silk Saree - VLOG
Sambalpuri Ikkat Silk Saree - VLOG

Its been a very long time and I'm back with my notes on traditional classic weave from Odissa which is Sambalpuri Ikkat silk saree, this saree is a bit heavy and all the traditional elements like Rudraksha, fish motifs and many more you can see, check out my latest update and experience the glory of this beauty!


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.


Pochampally Sarees and Fabric
Pochampally Sarees and Fabric

Pochampally sarees are sheer delight for women! Magnificent Pochampally saree is called by varies names such as Pogudubandhu or Pochampalli Ikat, is a saree crafted in Bhoodan Pochampally, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, Telangana State, India. Pochampally, the village was renamed to Bhoodan Pochampally. This small traditional handloom village magnificently showered and surrounded by hills, lush green fields, temples, Pochampally makes up for an exciting destination to spend one’s heart. This village is around 45Km away from Hyderabad.Telangana is one of the ancient Ikat weaving centers in India.Pochampally Ikat sarees was mainly popularized during 80's.Pochampally silk saree boasts of blending comfort and popularly known as tie and dye weave, one can see century old traditional looms here.


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54 Kantha art work Cotton Saree from West Bengal || Sarees are my passion
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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.


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.


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.


Ilkal Cotton and Silk Sarees
Ilkal Cotton and Silk Sarees

Contemporary Ilkal sarees goes on a delightful weaves!

The most down to earth yet vibrant colors are seen in traditional attire of Ilkal, Ilkal is a small town, this town is located in the South-East part of Bagalkote district, Karnataka state, India. This place is very hot during the summers but has a pleasant weather during the winters. The language of communication here is Kannada. Ilkal was an ancient weaving centre and known for renowned handloom sarees. The main source of income comes from the 'Red granite' which is exported all around the world, while Ilkal sarees are secondary source of income for the people residing over there since generations. The availability of local raw materials helped in the growth of this saree.


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48 Black and Deep Maroon Bomkai Silk Saree from Odisha || Sarees are my passion
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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.


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.


Warli art (Warli painting)
Warli art (Warli painting)

Exploring Warli Art, the folk tales!

Warli or Varli are the indigenous tribe or adivasis, Warli tribe hailing from mountains, coastal regions in and around the borders of rural Thane district and Dhule district of Maharashtra and Gujarat states of India. The term Warli is derived from ‘warla’ or ‘varla’ meaning a piece of land. Originally hunters, the Warli tribe later settled down as tenders of agricultural lands. The Varlis are non-aryan tribes, who are firm believers of sun and moon. Practically, the Warlis never worshipped man-made idols. Warli people are a simple folk with simple beliefs that govern their lives. The language of communication with them is mostly in Marathi, Konkani, Sanskrit, Gujarati or Khandeshi Bhil. Unique character of this tribe is that they don't much speak, because Warlis believe that words have an uncanny habit of suddenly becoming into reality, so they ensure they don’t speak anything untoward lest it becomes true! The Main occupation of these people is agriculture. Rice is the staple food of the Warlis.


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