Heritage weave and the pride of India , the Indian traditional saree has evolved from being the hu8mble attire of daily need to the modern ultra-fashionable decorative garment of the Indian woman. From the plain, simple colored, lightly adorned cotton, silk, blends, worn by women in their daily routine, to the stylish heavily decorated silk Sarees with adornments that are meant for exclusive occasions such as weddings, festivals, parties and social functions.
Saree fabric material can be cotton, silk, net, Georgette, chiffon, satin etc.. And that has encouraged evolving a new range of splendid handloom fabrics of trending designs and mesmerizing patterns. The body of the fabric could consist of printed designs, woven patterns or could be just a plain setting. The border of the saree could be broad, narrow, thin line, single color, multi colored, with printed design, embroidery or painted patch work. The pallu of the sari, its most attractive feature could be adorned by printed designs, embroidery, weaving or hand painting, with a lot of detail in attractive colors. India has many handloom weaving, dyeing, printing locations of ethnic excellence in the four corners of the country. Silks always a favorite with women because of the rich look, airy comfort and the exclusiveness in price compared to other. Cottons are preferred for summer or hot weather conditions and for long continuous spells of wearing. Light in weight, airy, comfortable, cottons come in light shades and medium coloured hues and preferred for casual outings, office, and daily wear. Pure silk and fine cotton centers of traditional saris are present at Mysore, Kanjeevaram along with other notable places like Narayanpet, Pochampally, Uppada, Venkatagiri, Rasipuram, Arani, Coimbatore .The Northern part has Banaras, Chanderi, Kota, Chattisgarh,Maheshwar, Bhagalpur silks and cottons. Rajasthan and Gujarat in the West, with Eastern Orissa, West Bengal and the North Eastern belt. All these have traditionally evolved their individual styles and co-existed harmoniously since long.
Inspiring breath-taking weaves of good texture, fine thread counts, beautiful patterns and motifs displayed in a myriad of colours have seamlessly included modern day likes and preferences in new colour shades, embellishments on the saree, abstract, fancy designer and modern art prints, without sacrificing the essence of the ethnic weave quality of these saris. There is a healthy mix even of different regions wherein the saree could have the attractive and appealing features of different traditional styles.