Best Shops in Delhi for Fabrics

Kinari Bazar

Bridal lehengas -Kinari Bazar Firstly, if there is a wedding in the family, Kinari Bazar in delhi is the place to go for shopping. There are shops and more shops that stock bridal lehengas and wedding wear sarees. The bridal lehengas start from Rs15000/piece and can go up to more than Rs1,00,000/piece. Walk around in Kinari Bazar and Nai Sadak. There are lanes and alleys that will lead you to small shopping markets in Chandni Chowk. The lanes are stocked with shops selling bridal lehengas . Many of them are wholesalers. They are hence able to share a reasonable price for the bridal lehengas. As the lehenga is to be worn just once, many brides do not wish to spend exorbitant sums of money on them. Bridal lehengas – Kinari Bazar have some of the best collection. All the wedding essentials-Bridal trousseau The market is known for all types of wedding finery – sehra or grooms turbans, ornate lehengas, bridal veils, gold brocade sherwanis, in fact the entire bridal trousseau is available both on hire and for sale. There are countless little shops selling garlands made of gold and silver tinsel, crisp currency notes, colourful beads, colourful gleaming sequins and so on. Ornate borders in Kinari Bazar In embroidery, kinari means edging or borders – so the small market is replete with ribbons and borders for saris and salwars. The collection is huge – plain, silver and gold textured patterns, gold strings, mirror-work, kundan, sequin, lace, embroidery, embellishments galore! The borders come in lots of colours and varying widths, from thin ribbon strings to four-inch borders for lehengas. Borders are normally sold as nine-meter pieces and cost anything between Rs. 400 and Rs. 3000 each ,depending on the work. This market also has some shops which sell gift boxes, tissue cloth bags, ribbons and gold- plated trays for weddings or special occasions. Also available at Kinari Bazar are aesthetic gift wraps and envelopes for gift cheques and cash as well. For more such shop reviews, search on Shopkhoj

Meena Bazaar-South Extension

Meena Bazar -South Extension Meena Bazar is a popular store in the SouthExtension Market.it has been in the same location for several years.Meena Bazar is associated with good quality salwar kameez, lehengas cholis and party wear sarees. This Meena Bazar shop is a small shop compared with some of the shops in the malls. The mannequins are draped is beautiful green colour sarees. This changes every fortnight . Salwar Kameez sets As you enter the Meena Bazar shop, you will notice the latest designs in Anarkali salwar kameez and other salwars on the right .There are just a handful of pieces, however, that is sufficient to get a flavour of the variety and designs that are available. Long open front heavily embroidered anarkali gowns with matching trousers and dupattas seem to be the flavour of the month. Then there are shararas that are bottom wear which are narrow at the knees and then has flares below. Both the sharara and the tops have heavy zardozi work done on them. Bridal lehengas & blouses Lehengas blouses are typical wedding dresses. It is a heavily embroidered skirt with a short blouse and a dupatta. Designers bring in new lehengas designs often. Meena Bazar has its own in house designers who create beautifully embroidered lehenga pieces in red, pink ,maroon and other pastel shades. The prices would be Rs1,00,000/piece. the weigh about 10 kgs each. That is the kind of embroidery done on the fabrics. Sarees They have a stock of simple sarees to heavy zardozi worked sarees. Simple sarees in crepe and chiffon would be around Rs10000/piece. The heavy sarees in silk or in georgette with embroidery would be Rs 20000/piece. Meena Bazar is a trusted shop. They have a chain of shops in Delhi and in other cities. They have now opened their branches in Delhi Malls. The malls are open all days.
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Indian Textiles

Banarsi and Kanjivaram are pure silk fabrics made from cocoons. They are soft fabrics. Banarsi fabrics are made in Varanasi near Kolkata and Kanjivaram fabrics are made in Kanchipuram near Chennai. Tussar silk is a rough silk and is manufactured in Bihar.

Chanderi silk is a sheer variety of fabric manufactured in Chanderi, a town in Madhya Pradesh. Bandhej & Bandhni are tie & dye fabrics form Rajasthan. Patola is a form of Ikaat (tie& dye) made in Gujarat. Paithani saris are woven in Maharashtra. Jamdani saris are woven in West Bengal. Chikan work is thread embroidery done in Uttar Pradesh.

As is evident from the above, India is rich in Textiles. Each State in India manufactures textiles that are very distinct.

Textiles are fascinating. The touch & feel, the usability, the colours and designs of textiles are amazing and exciting.

They are used in clothing, in upholstery, curtains, towels, table and bed coverings and so on.

They are used in crafts such as sewing, embroidery and quilting.

Cotton, flax & jute are made from plants while silk & wool are made from silkworm and goats respectively. The synthetic fibers are nylon, acrylic & polyester.

Warp & Weft

Horizontal threads or yarn are interlaced with vertical threads. It is called the warp & the weft. This technique produces the fabric of the desired quality.

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