South Indian sarees
South India consists of five states: – Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Kerala. These states have a wide range of beautiful and elegant sarees. People across the world love to shop sarees from the southern part of India to shop for various important occasions, like weddings, baby showers cultural festivals etc. South India is most famous for its silk and cotton weaving. South Indian is famous for producing high quality and authentic yarns- the base raw material for saree weaving, which ensures that the sarees made here are of great quality.
South India with its five states is a big producer of silk. South Indian sarees are famous for its softness, quality, aesthetics, and texture.
Now a day’s online shops are also available for those who want to buy South Indian sarees. Every state in the south of India is famous for its different types of south Indian sarees, right from south Indian bridal sarees to regular wear.
Coimbatore is the textile city of southern India, where beautiful sarees are woven from cotton and silk. All-female want to add South Indian sarees to their wardrobe.
Here are some of the major sarees famous in the particular regions of South India:
|Karnataka||Mysore silk, Ilkal sarees, Molakalmuru sarees, Sulebhavi sarees
|Andhra Pradesh||Venkatagiri cottons, Mangalagiri, handloom Uppada, Chirala, Bandar, Bandarulanka, Kuppadam, rich Dharmavaram sarees
|Tamil Nadu||Kanchipuram or Knajeevaram sarees, Kumbakonam, Thirubuvanam, Coimbatore cotton, Chinnalampattu
|Kerala||Balarampuram, Mundum Neriyathum, Mayilati silk, Kannur cotton, Kalpathi silk, Maradaka silk, Samudrikapuram silk sarees, Kasavu
|Telangana||Pochampally saree, Gadwal Saree, Mangalgiri Saree, Narayanpet Saree
Some detailed descriptions of a few famous south Indian saree belong to the state:
Kanjeevaram soft silk sarees or Kanchipuram silk sarees
Kanjeevaram soft silk sarees or Kanchipuram silk sarees are considered to be worn on festivals and other special events. Kanjeevaram silk sarees are handwoven in Tamilnadu, South India. The weight of kanjeevaram saree can be up to 500gms as the silver threads are hollowed in gold with a heavy zari border.
They are often the preferred choice for bridal sarees. They are not popular in south India but also in the rest of the country. Kanjeevaram sarees are in fact is a version of the beloved Banarasi sarees of the north. They get their name from the Kanchipuram region of Tamilnadu in which they are made by skilled workmen. This saree is available online also.
Mysore silk saree
Mysore silk sarees are manufactured in Karnataka. They are considered one of the most popular handloom sarees of India. The Mysore Silk factory located in Mysore. It is spread across acres of land and is mainly responsible for silk weaving and the distribution of silk products. The main source of silk for this factory is from the Ramanagara district in Karnataka which is also the largest market for silk cocoons in Asia.
Farmers from various parts of this district market the silk cocoons in this place every day. This saree is known for its mix of fine silk and gold zari that gives it a natural shine and rich texture. They require little to no maintenance due to the high quality of silk used in production. These sarees are available online also.
These sarees are from Telangana district, India. These are very popular for their geometric designs. Pochampally sarees have flaunting bright colors and beautiful designs. Some sarees also have small motifs of peacock, elephant, diamonds, and flowers. These sarees come in a lot of colors. This saree is available online also.
Kerala sarees, better known as Kasavu sarees, are symbolic of Kerala’s tradition and culture. The white and gold sarees are unique due to their natural hues, texture, and gold border which adds to their elegance. They believe that nature is colorful and there is no need to put those colors on clothes. This saree is available online also.
Venkatagiri Sari is a saree that is woven in the Ventagiri of Nellore district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Silk sarees from Venkatagiri are fashioned from high-quality cotton, elite silk, and a blend of cotton and silk fabric. You can wear Venkatagiri silk sarees to any occasion and any time as they are one of the softest, elegant, lightweight, skin-friendly, and imperishable handloom sarees.
These gorgeous Venkatagiri silks are beautified with intricate traditional motifs like a swan, parrot, peacock, paisley, foliage, and geometrical patterns in the form of threads or zari. This saree is well known for the Jamdani style weaving pattern. This saree is available online also.