The wedding sari is the oldest and most traditional form of dress worn by all Indian women. It has great ethnic significance, it is also one of the most elegant outfits that all women of all age groups like. Any Indian woman looks fabulous when covered in a sari.
The tradition of wearing silk saris for weddings and other auspicious ceremonies is a custom in Assam and in southern India. Silk is considered a symbol of royalty, and, historically, silk was used primarily by the upper classes. The silk and saris garments produced in Kanchipuram, Pochampally, Dharmavaram, Mysore, Arani in the south, Banaras in the north, Bhagalpur and Murshidabad in the east are well recognized. In the northeastern state of Assam, three different types of silk are produced, collectively called Assam silk, Muga silk, Eri and Pat. Muga, the golden silk and Eri are produced by silkworms that are native only to Assam.
Well, the sari has many more values and importance and is used in different festivals and ceremonies. These are the few types of bridal silk saris you should consider wearing for a wedding.
The Kanchivaram silk saree is also called Kanchipuram sarees, which are basically made in the Kanchipuram region of Tamil Nadu, India. The main occupation of the Kanchipuram people is weaving silk. These saris are used as a wedding and a special occasion for most women.
The Kanchipuram Silk Saree is hand woven with dyed silk thread and interspersed designs made with zari, which is a twisted silk thread with fine silver wire and then gilded with pure gold.
They are woven from pure mulberry silk and therefore have a great reputation for texture, sheen, durability, and finish. The motifs used in Kanchipuram Indian saris are largely based on Pallava temples, palaces and paintings.
Speaking of their design, saris are distinguished by their wide contrasting edges. Temple borders, squares, stripes, and floral buttas are traditional designs found in Kanchipuram saris. The patterns and designs on Kanchipuram saris were inspired by images and scriptures on South Indian temples or natural features such as leaves, birds and animals.
A Banarasi sari is clothing that is made in Varanasi, a city that is also known as “Benares” or “Banaras”. Banarasi saris are among the best saris in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine Silk and opulent embroidery. The sari woven from this fine silk is known as the Banarasi Silk Sari, which is extremely popular throughout India. The Banarasi sari is adorned with intricate designs and zari embellishments that make it popular during traditional functions and weddings.
The traditional Banarasi sari has been made with a lot of hard work using silk. The special features of these saris are their designs, which are inspired by Mughal. Very often, it has been decorated with intricate floral and foliar designs. Typically, it takes from fifteen days to six months to complete an individual banarasi sari, it can also take up to a year if the designs are complex.
Patola is a double ikat woven saree that is made from silk. The patola saree originated in Patan, Gujarat, India. Knitting Patola is a well-kept family tradition. Making a sari can take anywhere from six months to a year due to the long process of dying each strand separately before joining them. Because of this, the price of patola saree is very expensive. Patola was woven in Surat, Ahmedabad, and Patan.
To create a paddle sari, the warp and weft threads are wrapped to resist dyeing according to the desired pattern of the final woven fabric. This tie is repeated for each color to be included in the finished fabric. The technique of warp and weft dyeing before weaving is called double ikat. The yarn bundles are strategically knotted before dyeing.
Most Baluchari saris are worn by women in India and Bangladesh. These saris are formed in West Bengal. Baluchari saris are distinguished by artistic motifs depicting scenes from Ramayana or sculptures made in historical temples that are woven into the borders of sari. Today, Baluchari saris are woven from highly mercerized cotton yarn and silky thread trims in bold colors. It would take two craftsmen working for almost a week to produce a sari.
The colors and threads that are used to weave the Baluchari saris are very bright and ecological. Baluchari saris are known for their intricate designs and manual work on them, while mythological designs make a Baluchari saree perfect for festive occasions and weddings. While there isn’t much variation in the weaving method used today, Baluchari can be broadly classified based on the yarns used in weaving the patterns:
Baluchari (resham): The simplest Baluchari have resham yarns in one color to weave the entire pattern
Baluchari (meenakari): These balucharis have threads in two or more colors with attractive meenakari work that further illuminates the patterns.
Swarnachari (baluchari in gold), also called Swarnachuri: they are the most beautiful Baluchari, woven with threads of gold color (swarna) or silver (often with meenakari work in another color) that illuminate the patterns to a greater extent.
Paithani Silk Saree
Paithani saris are made from pure silk and are considered one of the richest sari in Maharashtra. These saris are hand woven and made of very fine silk. Most paithani saris are worn by Maharashtra women at their weddings and traditional festive occasions.
The main specialty of paithani saris is its square-edged trim and a pallu with a colorful peacock pattern that enhances the charm of the sari. The motifs on the body of this sari are also one of the attractive features. Colors like yellow, red, lavender, purple, sky blue, magenta, peach pink, purple, blue / green, yellowish green, purple red, black, white go well for the bride.
Korial Silk Saree
The Korial sarees are the most famous and traditional attire worn by the Bengali women. The rich silky texture of this saree is quite sophisticated and come with white and off-white silk body and a red coloured border and pallu.
These korial silk sarees are mainly worn during the wedding and religious occasions like Durga puja. The combination of white and red coloured with zari or kolka butti work on pallu is the main attraction of this saree.