Indian wedding and the dressing tales they bring is a never-ending gamut. Every bride spends oodles of energy and time in searching for the perfect wedding ensemble. The search gets more intensified when it comes to choosing the bridal outfit. On most occasions, it’s a maddening task. While shararas, gararas and lehenga cholis dominate the marriage ceremonies in North, it’s the quintessential sari that reigns supreme down south and in Telugu Matrimony. The varieties are just too good and the bride looks beaming and beautiful in embroidery marvels of Kanchipuram and Kanjeevaram.
Some of the best variants include Chettinad, Gadwal, Konrad, Pochampally saris and Mysore Silk. These traditional beauties look regal on the bride.
- Draping in Mysore Silk: Though not as opulent and popular as kanjeevaram, Mysore silk has its own niche. A perfect fusion of bright hues, silk and traditional and rich appeal, these saris is a favorite in the famous six yards ambit. Generally, a Mysore silk sari weighs between 400-600 grams and the rate depends on this weight. They dye the silk in natural pigments, which is then woven into complex yet exquisite patterns of fruits and birds motifs. The beautiful creation is currently experience a huge makeover with the addition of Kasuti embroidery.
- Knowing the embroidery: This form of embroidery flaunts a plethora of intricate designs like conch shells, lamps and chariot. Even the ingrained designs are now witnessing a synthesis of contemporary appeal with a fusion of patterns and designs, which are inspired by traditional Indian architecture and ornaments of ancient India. In modern times, you can see combination of different designs entailing abstract and floral ones that are being added to the pallu and body via silk-screen printing.
- Pochampally sari: Also known as the famous Pochampalli Ikat, it’s the proud produce from the Nalgonda district of the state of Telegana. The name is Bhoodan Pochampally. The sari’s frame comes from its conventional geometric shapes in the dying mode of Ikat style. A typical traditional and beautiful Pochampally sari showcases parrot motifs, diamond, flower and elephant etc. The concerned fabric ranges include silk, cotton and sico, which is a mixture of cotton and silk.
- Gadwal sari: Produced in Mahbubnagar district, a small town in Andhra Pradesh, these saris are popular and famed for their awe-inspiring blend of designs and fabric. The fabric is either cotton or silk, or a hybrid of both. More often, the entire drape of the garment is made from cotton. It also dons a silk border, which ideally is composed of Tussar silk and Mulberry. Usually, they weave the body in different small checks.
- The magnificent embroidery: The saris are woven in a superb interlocked-weft procedure called Kupadam. Hence, it’s called a Kupadam sari in local language. Usually, it’s framed for the array of borders and designs. Its striking blend of cotton and silk has produced the massive trend and demand of Sico saris. Despite being varieties of pure silk, they have not got that much of popularity.
It represents the rich cultural patterns of the region. The brocaded designs entail aesthetic weaving.
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