When you envisage charm, understatement and luxury you envisage the Chanderi saree. Chanderi sarees are the most popular fabrics for sarees since the turn of the 20th century. The Chanderi saree is traced back to the Vedic period. The term ‘Chanderi” comes from the place of manufacture in Madhya Pradesh. The small settlement of Chanderi has traditionally been associated with the finely woven cotton and silk saree with a gold zari border. Chanderi produces pure silk, cotton silk, and cotton Chanderi sarees. Chanderi sarees have been a traditional export item from India and have enjoyed royal patronage. Its special place in the handloom industry is held because of the texture of its fine silk fabric and zari work on cotton fabric. With the fusion of traditional and contemporary techniques and inspired by the brilliance of the weavers, chanderi sarees have emerged as the the most understated ethnic classical wear by the Indian woman.
Chanderi is often made with a fusion of different fabrics such as brocade o tussar. These fabrics are combined with Chanderi silk and chanderi cotton to create the most elegant and lightweight material. This fabric is not only used for sarees but for dresses, salwar kameezes and stoles. Chanderi sarees add a touch of class to any woman’s wardrobe. It is very hi end and chic and often worn for its exclusiveness.
Chanderi sarees adorn many a model in the international catwalks and pages of haute couture magazines. They are a hot favorite of the fashion divas of Bollywood. Apart from their elegant appeal, Chanderi sarees are also popular for their lightweight, transparent, and glossy attributes. The glossy attribute is achieved by the use of single filature yarn. This gives the yarn a glossy and transparent look, that is peculiar to the Chanderi fabric. The chanderi fabric is delicately woven by extremely fine hand spun yarn. Its lightweight and exclusive design make it one of the most sought after fabrics in the world of hi fashion. It is the perfect evening wear for hot summer evenings. Many Chanderi sarees are produced with gold and silver zari work and micro stone studded designs. The designs of the Chanderi saree range from different colors and thread and patchwork as well as abstract designs. Chanderi cotton sarees come in an array of threads fine patchwork along with sequins, stones and embroidered zari work
Chanderi sarees flatter women of all ages. It is the perfect choice for the traditional Indian women for ceremonial occasions such as weddings and Poojas. It is a must have item for the fashion conscious Bollywood Diva. Bollywood divas flaunt their perfect figures in these transparent and flattering sarees.
Chanderi is among one of the best known fashion clusters. It occupies a special place because of its century old weaving tradition producing finely textured fabrics of cotton and silk. Chanderi is known to have its origin back in the Vedic period and is believed to have been founded by Lord Krishna’s cousin, Shishupal.