Chanderi sarees famous for their gossamer glow, borrow their name from the town of Chanderi situated in Madhya Pradesh. The production of Chanderi fabrics date back to 7th century BC. Later the fabric Chanderi was woven by a special class of weavers especially for the turbans of the Maharajas of Gwalior, Nagpur and parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan and also for the sarees of Maharanis. Chanderi sarees are of three kinds, pure Chanderi silk, Chanderi cotton and silk cotton. Although there are some differences in the fabric, yet the texture of the fabrics retains their natural gossamer sheen. This sheen renders a sheer texture to the fabric which makes them seem transparent.