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There is a huge variety of Indian silk sarees available in the market. Some of the popular varieties include Arani silk, Banarasi silk, Gadwal silk, Kanchipuram silk, Kora silk, Mysore silk, Patola sarees and Pochampally silk.

However, we must recollect that since the very beginning silk was thought to be as the material for the elite class. Silk is also called Paat in East India, Pattu in South India and Resham in Hindi or Urdu.

In this piece of writing we shall take a look at a few varieties of silk sarees from India.

Banarasi sarees

These dressy sarees are skilfully designed in Varanasi. This type of saree is distinguished for its gold and silver brocade work also called zari work. The fabric used in a Banarsi is of supreme quality. These are then embellished with opulent embroidery which is often inspired by Mughals. Intricate floral motifs, like the kalga and bel and jhallars are made on the sarees. The pallu is also done extremely intricately and elaborately with lot of attention paid to details. This type of saree can take anywhere from 15 days to six months to finish. This priceless gift from Banaras is worn by Indian women on weddings and pujas and can cost up to a lakh.

Kanjeevaram sarees

A Kanchipuram Silk Sarees also called Kanjeevaram saree is made in Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. These are naturally woven and are considered to be of very high quality. A Kanchipuram saree is differentiated by its wide contrasting borders. A single Kanchipuram saree is priced anywhere between 2,000 to 2,00,000 depending on the material, work, intricacy of the work, the colours used on the saree and the patterns made. It is said that according to Hindu mythology silk weavers in Kanchi are descendants of Sage Markanda, the master weaver of Gods. Sage Markanda is said to weave tissue from lotus fibre. Suns, moons, chariots, peacocks, parrots, swans, lions, mangoes and leaves are very often made in Kanchipuram sarees.

 Tussar silk sarees

Tussar silks are textured and hence considered unique and beautiful. Despite the material being less durable as it has shorter fibres, Tussar silk is still bought by many women as the sarees have a grace of its own. Tussar silk has dull gold shine which makes the saree apt for occasions.

All these silk sarees are available online. Buy silk sarees online and be amazed by the variety and discounts

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