Amongst the traditional textiles of Bangladesh and India, handloom silk is made of 100% pure silk yarn and the handloom silk weaving industry is a very important industry for the development of rural areas in the country. Being an age old and irreplaceable technique of weaving, handloom silk weaving was a family enterprise of India’s cottage industry. However, due to tough spells of industrialization and need for money, the art was unable to be carried from father to son. Today the industry does suffer a huge set back though there are a lot of designers as well as designer stores that are trying real hard to revive our heritage back into the modern world and bring up these people who have lived their lives in poverty trying to value what was given to us by our ancestors.
Handloom silk is woven in a lot of parts of India in different designs and forms. Each state has their own style of weaving and motifs too differ from one state to another. Handloom silks are woven on shuttle-pit looms that are made of wood and rope. The dyed yarn used to weave these sarees is outsourced and then the warp and weft yarns are woven on the loom by master weavers to create bewitching sarees. These yarns are also made by the people who weave the fabric. It is mesmerizing to see how people living in primitive conditions and having very little resources to fulfil even their basic needs of food, water and shelter, weave such beautiful fabrics and do not deviate from their art come what may. It is for us to learn from them to value and respect our traditional heritage and not let it get lost somewhere in history.
Handloom sector being the second largest industry of India, even the government is aiding to optimize all the resources available in order to help this industry endure the tough times it has been facing. Few types of handloom silk sarees are Baluchuri sarees of West Bengal, Kanchipuram silk sarees of Tamil Nadu, Tussar sarees of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, Banarasi sarees of Uttar Pradesh.
Each of these type of sarees are immensely beautiful and captivatingly magical. These sarees are an eternally integral part of any Indian woman’s wardrobe. Handloom silk sarees might be expensive compared to the other fabrics, however one must not forget that these sarees can be worn for decades together and passed on to generations and still the sarees won’t lose their luster, style or demand. A saree made of handloom silk consists of pure silk fabric which can never lose its luster and the zari used to weave these sarees is pure zari which is why it can never become black or dull. These sarees remain timeless for another reason and that is its design. While the design on Baluchuri sarees is that of mythological stories, royal set ups of courts and kingdoms, ornate floral designs. You can even find scenes from the stories Ramayana and Mahabharata that can never go old.
Kanchipuram sarees are ornate in real silver zari with a gold polish and the designs made on them are temple borders, stripes, checks, floral bootas and other traditional designs that could never lose its charm.
Banarasi sarees are a must have for any Indian bride’s trousseau and are intricately woven in golden and silver threads with designs inspired from our history like the Mughal period with Jhallar borders which makes them a perennial.
Tussar sarees with the their breathable factor can be worn any time around the year and consist of more modernized motifs like geometric patterns, paisley motifs and floral designs. These sarees are a must for every Indian woman because of the comfort that it carries along with its light weight. They not only look magnificent but are most acceptable fabric wise in a tropical country like ours.
Thus handloom silk sarees are found in vivid varieties and with different designs. We at Samyakk believe in providing our customers with something that is exclusive to them and thus you shall never find two types of the same saree. Our designers design these sarees in such a way that they can be possessed by our customers keeping their individuality intact. You shall find a range of handloom silk sarees at our store, online or in Bangalore. Indulge into the world of heritage with a splur of fashion that could not go unnoticed even by mistake.