There's nothing quite like a saree, especially for traditional festivities. So this Diwali 2021, embrace handloom saree for your festivities because that's truly the best choice you can make. Khushi Shah of Shanti Banaras tells us about the various types of handloom sarees to take your pick from, right in time for the Diwali traditions and parties you've got lined up.
5 Handloom Sarees To Pick For Diwali
1. Banarasi Saris
The beauty and charm of Banarasi saris from Varanasi are the intricate motifs and engravings which give them a fine lustrous and opulent look. Their designs in gold and silver zari work make it one of the most sought-after varieties of saris. If one can manage to choose the right Banarasi saree along with complementing accessories or jewellery, one can be the centre of attraction with ease. Keep this in mind while pairing the jewellery with your Banarasi saree; you just need to match the zari shade of your saree with the jewellery to create the most ethereal look with a timeless appeal.
2. Kanjeevaram Silk
Made in the Kanchipuram region of Tamil Nadu, Kanjeevaram silk is often hailed as the South Indian version of the Banarasi saris. And true to the comparison, these saris are not only breathtaking but also make a perfect choice to wear for multiple occasions. Statement jewellery will be the attention of onlookers, and based on its choice, the saree lends a special appeal or opinion about the wearer. One can style the Kanjeevaram saree with heavy and large pendants that blend well with the outfit. One can also add minimalist bracelets at the wrists to accentuate the look. It would be like a reminder of the Victorian era once again.
3. Tussar Silk
Tussar never goes out of style with its qualities of being a truly exquisite and lightweight choice. It is considered more textured than mulberry silk and has shorter fibres. Having a gold sheen lends an extremely dignified look to the wearer. One can drape the saree normally and cinch the pallu at your waist using a kamar bandh or even a wide belt. This can be an extremely elegant option when you are dressing up in a tussar silk saree.
4. Cotton Jamdani
The defining aspect of cotton jamdani are the rich motifs that are intricately crafted by hand, directly by the weavers. The weave carries with it an age-old tradition that is matchless and has a global appeal. The motifs of Jamdani fabrics are mainly of geometrical and floral concepts adopted from local environments. Cotton sarees can be paired with Dokra sets which are really underrated jewellery pieces but can add a spark of ethnic beauty. Silver can be paired as well with these sarees.
The traditional trousseau of a Maharashtrian bride, Paithani speaks of finery that has sparkle and dazzle. A rich and versatile fabric that employs pure silk threads and silver dipped zari, it is a brocade saree that is completely handcrafted with traditional tapestry techniques. It is a must to ensure that the bag you carry with this outfit is given needed consideration so the style quotient of the wearer doesn't get ruined. Potli bags and clutches would make the best match for these sarees.