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SAREE TO SARI - INDIAN REGIONS
16 th Apr 2012

WESTERN INDIA

Maharashtra : Paithani and narayan pethi nine yards sarees and shalus woven in jartari art with peacock on pallu are very famous for weddings and are draped in the Nauwari / Kashta style. Narayanpethi, Jijamata, puneri, Paithani, Sindhi embroidery are some of the other types of sarees.

Gujarati : Traditional sarees in Gujarat are Bandhej, Lehariya, Ghatchola,Tie-Dye or Bandhani, Rajkot, Mirror work, Patola, Gurjari block print. Though the most popular gujarati saree is the "Bandhani", Gujarati bridal saree is the Panetar (white saree with a red bandhini border). The Gujarati saree called Garchola is usually red, and is a traditional Hindu and Jain wedding saree.

Rajasthan : Traditional sarees from Rajasthan such as bandhni or bandhej sarees are very popular all over the world. Rajasthan Silk wedding Sarees, Jaipur sarees, Kanchipuram Silk,are some of the sarees popular for wedding ceremonies. Rajasthani or marwari (marwadi) traditional wedding sarees are very famous with the exclusive bandhej sarees which are tie die material worked with color print such as maroon, green, orange, red and mirror, beads, golden zari zardozi embroidery. Sarees like Leheriya, Bandhni, Kota, Sanganeer block print, Bandhej are other popular rajasthani sarees. Chiffon and georgette Rajasthani sarees are also developing their roots in the world market. Kota doria is a unique hand-woven fabric having a characteristic square-check pattern which is also a typical Rajasthan style.

Parasi (parsi) : Parsi traditional weddings sarees are white color exclusive sarees with very special embroidered border which work is known as Gara. So Parsi sarees are known as Gara embroidery sarees or Parsi Sarees. Originally made in China they are now made in Gujarat.

SOUTH INDIA

Karnataka: Famous sarees from this state are Kasuti embroidery, Dharwad, Mysore crepe, Ilkal, Mankaala mooru, and the most famous of it all the Mysore silk Saree.

Tamil Nadu: Kanjeevaram silk, Kanjeevaram thread work in cotton, Coimbatore cotton, Salem cotton silk, Dharmavaram are some of the most famous types of sarees from this state.

Kerala: The traditional cotton/silk white with gold border saree.

Andhra Pradesh: Pochampalli, Venkatagiri, Kalamkari are the different types of sarees from this state.

CENTRAL INDIA

Madhya Pradesh: Tassar, Chanderi, Maheshwari

Orissa: Sambalpuri, Kotki

EASTERN INDIA

West Bengal: Baluchari, bengal cotton, tangail, dhakai (actually from Dhaka)

NORTHERN INDIA

Punjab: Traditional wedding sarees are generally heavily embroidered sarees in red and gold.

Lucknow: Chikankari Sarees are famous here.

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