The festive season has already begun. It is the best time to don an ethnic avatar as the season is filled with important festivals and their various rituals that come along. Also, this is the time when we meet our friends and extended family members and have a joyous time. Dressing up is a vital part of the festive season. This season, look your ethnic best by wearing one of these lovely sarees that are perfectly apt to give you a festive look.
We have a curated a list of 5 traditional sarees that you can wear this festive season
#1 Banarasi Sarees for your bridal trousseau
Banarasi sarees are made in Varanasi or better known as Banaras. These sarees are known for their rich brocade/zari work, superior quality silk and the intricate embroidery. With all these elements, the saree gets heavier in terms of appearance. The floral motifs and designs on the sarees are an inspiration from the Mughal era. Banarasi sarees are a bride's favourite. These sarees are preferred during the festive season.
#2 Kanjivaram Sarees for weddings and formal events
Kanjivaram sarees are known for their richness. These sarees are a creation of the weavers from Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, South India. The gold in the motifs is incorporated by dipping the silk thrreads in melted gold and silver. The weavers from Kanchipuram are said to be the descendants of the sage Markanda (the master weaver of Gods). Be it your best friend's wedding or a formal event at your workplace, a Kanjivaram saree is your best bet.
#3 Bandhani Sarees for Navratri
Bandhani sarees have gotten their name from the word 'Bandhan' which means tying a knot. The fabric of these sarees is tied in a particular way before dyeing the fabric which gives them the desired design. Bandhani sarees are extremely popular in Gujarat and Rajasthan as these states manufacture the most authentic Bandhani outfits. The usage of bright colours in the Bandhani print makes it an apt choice for Navratri.
#4 Tant sarees for Durga Puja
Unlike Banarasi sarees, Tant sarees are lightweight and easier to carry which makes them favourable for a full day event. This saree is very comfortable and versatile at the same time. This saree can be worn on various occasions but is a primary choice during Durga Puja.
#5 Handwoven Ikat Sarees
The speciality of Ikat sarees is that the warp and weft are tie-dyed before the weaving process. The tie-dye art is also known as Ikat or Sambalpuri sarees. The intricately woven saree has knots that are tied into the fabric during the tie-dye process. These sarees are made in Odisha (Sambalpur). The craftsmenship of these sarees is simply excellent.