Saree is a quintessential Indian ethnic wear which holds timeless elegance and charm.  It is a sophisticated combination of style and class. India has a rich heritage of sarees from different states of the country. Saree from each state reflects the artistry, craftsmanship and culture of its respective region. The endless comfort of this garment makes it the perfect choice to be the national attire of the country. The vibrant colors and intricate designs of saree have enchanted people from all across the globe and garnered worldwide captivation.

We at Riwaaz Fashionz, Indian traditional dress store Canning Vale, understand that a huge Indian community resides in Perth who are on the lookout for that perfect saree for that big occasion. The non- Indian communities are also equally intrigued by this beautiful Indian garment. Therefore, in this article we decided to delve into the world of Indian sarees and explore their different styles and fabrics.  

1. Banarasi Silk Sarees:

Banarasi Silk Saree gets its origin from the city of Varanasi in North India. This style of saree is renowned worldwide for its opulence and intricate weaving. It is crafted from fine silk and features lavish brocade work with motifs which get inspiration from Mughal art. Floral prints, intricate designs along with gold and silver zari (thread) work is the basis of this saree. It is worn on special and auspicious occasions like weddings and festivities because of its rich colors and heavy work. Anyone in Perth looking forward to make a grand statement at an Indian event should definitely try this Indian classic.

2. Kanjivaram Silk Sarees:

Kanjivaram Silk Saree finds its roots in Tamil Nadu, the southern-most state in India. It is a saree celebrated for its exquisite craftsmanship. It depicts the rich cultural heritage of south India in its designs. The traditional temple art designs are embroidered on it. It is a handwoven saree made from pure silk threads. It has vibrant colors, wide borders and contrasting pallus (the loose end of the saree). These durable, lustrous sarees are a popular choice for South Indian weddings and festivals.

3. Chanderi Silk Sarees:

Chanderi silk sarees originates from Chanderi, a town in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is a lightweight saree with a sheer texture. It is woven with a blend of silk and cotton threads. The resultant fabric is comfortable and luxurious. The patterns include motifs of peacocks, flowers and geometric designs. It is a popular choice for formal and semi-formal events.

4. Bandhani Sarees:

Bandhani saree, also commonly known as Bandhej or Tie-Dye saree, is a form of saree from states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. It is made from tie-dye technique. Intricate patterns are created by tying small sections of the fabric prior to dyeing. Designs include dots, waves etc.

5. Tussar Silk Sarees:

Tussar silk saree commonly known as Kosa silk saree originates from states of Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal. The fabric is made from silk which is produced by wild silkworms. It has natural gold sheen. Designs include tribal and nature based motifs and elaborate threadwork.

6. Patola Silk Sarees:

Patola silk saree originates from Gujarat and is made from intricate double ikat weaving technique. It requires skill and precision to make Patola sarees because the patterns are woven into the fabric. It uses resist dyeing process. Designs include animal motifs and the color choice is vibrant.

If you plan on to wear a beautiful Indian saree to an occasion, make a stop at Riwaaz Fashionz to explore our eye-catching range of sarees.