Types of Sarees
Dhakeswari Bastralaya is the premium seller of exquisite range of hand-woven sarees from all over India. We have the top collection of other popular sarees. Our selection consists of:
Kanchipuram sarees: Also known as Kanjivaram silk sarees, these have an elegant, rich and heavy weave and are immensely popular as part of bridal trousseau. Made by weavers of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu from pure mulberry silk, these are perfect for weddings and other occasions.
Banarasi sarees: Classical Banarasi sarees in silk are crafted with traditional gold/silver zari with intricate designs. They come in both traditional and modern styles in a variety of colors and to complement all tastes and preferences.Their flamboyant look gives a presence of grandeur to anyone wearing them.
Cotton sarees: Made out of premium quality cotton, these are sarees have a classy look with a trendy appeal and are suited for everyday use and for occasional and party wear. Woven by expert craftsmen of India, they are a traditional favorite across women of all ranks.
Tussar sarees: An exotic variant of saree, it is made from a special silk that is produced naturally by silkworms in forest of the states of West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand. Tribal women weaves have passed down the special art of weaving these exquisite silk sarees and are coveted by women for the dignified and elegant appeal they exude.
Baluchari silk sarees: Originally woven in the district of Murshidabad, West Bengal, and now also in Bishnupur, these rich silk sarees are famous for their intricate weaving of the pallus and borders. These weaves usually depict scenes from Indian epics, religious and historical texts that bring alive the past while give the wearer a unique look.
Gadwal sarees: Coming from the state of Andhra Pradesh, Gadwals are hand-woven sarees from the district of the same name in the state of Telengana. They are lightweight cotton body sarees with silk pallu that are ornate with zari works depicting a range of architectural and other traditional motifs offsetting their grandeur.
Maheswari silk sarees: Made from luxurious silk, these sarees are specially hand-woven by a special technique that has been passed down generations in Maheswar, Madhya Pradesh. They come in stripes and checks apart from motifs inspired by the temples and forts of India and are characterized by narrow colored reversible borders giving them their inimitable look.
Maheswari cotton sarees: Coming from Maheswar, the cotton variant of these sarees are equally rich as their silk counterparts. Each piece is embellished with flowers and leaves on the border with characteristic pallu having 5 stripes of 3 colored and 2 whites alternating each other for the unique appeal.
Printed pure silk sarees: Made from the best natural raw silk coming from mulberry silkworms, these sarees are yards of pure elegance and grace with their distinctive sheen. They come in a plethora of designs and hues to complement as corporate wear, occasional or party wear. Each piece brings adorns the wearer with its unique look.
Tant sarees: Woven from special cotton thread characterized by their lightweight and sheer transparency, these are looked upon as graceful sarees that are perfect to wear everywhere – from work to parties. Soft, comfortable and lightweight, they are perfect for the hot and humid Indian climate imparting a graceful look.
Garad sarees: Gorod or Garad means white and it refers to undyed silk material. Thus these sarees have a plain white or off-white body along with an unornamental colored border and stripped pallu. Traditional Garad has a pure white body with a red border and pallu they set off a rich traditional look on the wearer.
Dhakai sarees: Having originated in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, these sarees are part of the most ancient weaving of Bengal. They were patronized by the Mughal Imperials and woven using a mixture of cotton grown exclusively in South Rupshi of Narayanganj, Bangladesh. Fine variants of these woven by experts in different parts of West Bengal bring on the same regal look.
Karial sarees: These gorgeous sarees are woven using the unique Karial technique that involves 3-shuttle weaving. The 3 shuttles are used to weave the body and the border of the saree where the weft threads are interlocked for the final finish. The rich and colorful sarees are woven by interlocking the bands of color threads. Beautiful and elegant Karials are available for all occasions.
Jamevar sarees: Made from a fabric having its root in Kashmir, these sarees come with intricate paisley motifs that are unique and give the sarees their inimitable look. The designs are completely woven into the fabric with no loose threads which also make them last long. These sarees are often passed on over generations as heirlooms because of their sheer elegance and grace.
Madhubani sarees: Replicating the Madhubani art or Mithali painting from the region bearing the same name in India, these sarees are testimonies to the art form. Designs depicting different aspects and styles of nature are painted using twigs, fingers, matchsticks, brushes and pen nibs. These sarees are available in cotton and silk variants to suit the occasion and budget.
South Indian sarees: Weavers of southern Indian produce an exquisite collection of sarees that are immensely popular among Indian women. These sarees have a different generic look and feel about them that makes them so unique. Their motifs and designs are unique to the traditions that the regions bear. South Indian sarees come in rich and vibrant colors and are meant to grace any occasion.
Paithani sarees: Coming from the town of Paithan in Aurangabad in Maharashtra, these are silk sarees have the special characteristic of unique borders with oblique square designs and pallu featuring peacock designs. Genuine Paithani sarees have the same look on their reverse sides as its top. The sarees are made of silk and zari and come in single or kaleidoscope colored designs.
Bhagalpuri sarees: Made out of tussar silk from the native grown orchards of Bhagalpur in Bihar, these sarees are known for their time-tested elegance. History of hand weaving these sarees goes back 200 years and the art is still carried out by master weavers. These sarees come in colorful design variants which arise from the use of vegetable and other dyes.
Dharmavaram sarees: Coming from the weavers of Andhra Pradesh, pure mulberry silk Dharmavaram sarees have elaborate zari works that are woven on the fabric in vibrant colors. They are woven in pit looms and carry hanwoven motifs. The yarns are color-fast that further enhance the grandeur of the fabric and make them last for decades. These are gorgeous looking sarees that are ideal for occasions and as treasured gifts.
Pure Katan silk sarees: Coming from Varanasi, Katan sarees are woven with pure silk threads where 2 strands are twisted together and used to warp light fabrics. The sarees are handwoven using weft and pure silk warp. The silk is extremely soft and fine with a luster that gives them their sheen. These sarees impart the same royal look of the Imperial Mughals who adorned them.
Linen sarees: These are an exclusive range of sarees that are made from fibers of the flax plant. They are extremely soft and comfortable and perfect for use in weather conditions and occasions. They have a special look about them with their solid colors and contrasting or borders making them an elegant wear for parties as well as any other occasion.
Dual tone sarees: An innovative take on conventional sarees as these showcase two different colors as per the creative skills of the designers. The blend adds contemporary flavor to the traditional saree making them interesting and intriguing. Apart from the color hues, they can also be embellished with zardozi embroidery, gotta-patti or bead works to add to their opulence.
Handloom sarees: These are among the most traditional sarees of India that are woven on looms made out of ropes and wood in the villages. They are entirely woven by master weavers in different colors using fabrics like cotton and even silk. Solid colors with interesting border variations or prints on the body give them their striking look that adds to the comfort of wearing these sarees.
Ikkat sarees: Ikkat is a silk saree that comes from the small town bearing the same name in the state of Andhra Pradesh. They have characteristic geometric or at times floral designs woven carefully with threads that are dyed for the final stunning effect. They are also lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear that adds to their grand look.
Uppada sarees: Uppada silk sarees have got their name after the small town of Uppada in Andhra Pradesh. Completely hand-woven using non-mechanical methods, these sarees are defined by the 100 length and 100 breadth thread counts. These sarees replicate the Jamdani weaving technique and weavers often use zari to give them their exquisite look.
Arni Silk sarees: Silk handloom woven sarees, Arni silk sarees come from Tiruvanamalai district of Tamilnadu. These sarees are characterized by two different colors on their 2 sides and the two colors merging in the pallu. Designs are punched on cards and loaded on the looms to give the sarees their final effect. They come in varied patterns and motifs and are often enriched with the use of zari.
Bangalore silk sarees: Exuding the luxurious appeal of silk, these popular sarees are cherished for their purity of weave. These are characterized by the solid colored bodies and designed borders that are woven with different, usually contrasting colored threads. They have a mesmerizing look about them that make them ideal for any occasion.
Georgette sarees: Made out of high-quality alternating S and Z twists, these sarees are among the most popular variants among modern women. The fabric drapes well and tends to cling to the body helping silhouette the curves that gives them their added appeal. Georgette sarees come in a plethora of colors and designs to suit individual tastes and styles.
Chiffon sarees: Perfect to add grace to the feminine charm, this lightweight fabric is symbolic of elegance and luxury put together. Chiffon sarees have a shimmery appeal and sheer appearance that has epitomized looks across the fashion industry. They drape well, highlight the body and have a shimmery look about themselves giving enhancing the desired glam quotient.