The Charm of the Local Silk Sarees in a Global World
By admin On June 19, 2020
Ever since the liberalisation of 1991, India has been a country that has embraced globalisation with open arms. New age gadgets, brands, coffee shops and chain stores got the opportunity to entice the large crowds of India. We have seen the Western lifestyle taking over, be it entertainment, food or fashion. With the pandemic and the lockdown that followed, ease of access led to the people turning to local over global. Sarees have always been evergreen, a global hit and always hold a special place in the heart of Indians.
Abundantly rich in culture, India has prided over the arts – be it dance, theatrics, folk music or the different forms of textiles and handiwork from different parts of the country. The art of weaving, embroidery or print varies heavily from state to state and gives the Indian woman a variety to choose from. Though some consider artisanship to be falling behind in times of bulk manufacturing, the art is still appreciated all over India. Silk Sarees have been around for hundreds of years and continue to enrich the lives of the young and old with tradition. They are often passed down by generations and become a part of our heritage.
From the North
While there’s chikankari and tissue sarees of the North, the most popular invention from the North has been the Benarasi silk saree. With gorgeous and intricate handweaving and the marvellous colours, Benarasi sarees are a must-have for an Indian woman! Hailing from the North East, there’s also the handloom Assam silk sarees that are a depiction of grace.
From the South
South India is famous all over the world for its silk. The Kanjivaram silk of Tamil Nadu is exquisite and worn by brides on their wedding day in the South. The Government of India recognised Kanjivaram silk sarees as a geographical indication in 2006.
From the East
In the East, mulberry silk and cotton sarees are highly popular. Baluchari sarees, Garad Silk, Kantha Silk as well as Tussar silk hail from the Eastern parts of the country. These sarees are traditional and often worn for religious as well as auspicious occasions.
From the West
The Western part of India has its own collection of silk sarees that are traditional and a part of the culture of the people hailing from these parts. Paithani silk of Maharashtra, Patola silk of Gujrat and Bandhej of Rajasthan are often found in the wardrobes of women not just across the country but the world.
Be it globalisation or the sensation of local products, silk sarees have always been popular. Now, during the times of using local over global, there’s no better way to support global artisans than investing in gorgeous silk sarees that are rich in culture. Indian Silk House Exclusives has been selling silk sarees worldwide for years and is a great place to begin your local shopping with trust. The very inception of Indian Silk House way back in 1926 was inspired by Non-Cooperation movement started by Mahatma Gandhi and fired by his patriotic fervour it was an effort to promote Indian goods over foreign goods.To check out our collection and shop, visit www.indiansilkhouse.com