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Best Saree Shops In Delhi: Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma, the two leading Bollywood actresses, have made a fashion statement by wearing sarees at their respective wedding receptions in 2018. To think that the saree was a form of dress in the 2nd C and it has continued to be worn through the ages is a testimony to the fact that it is here to stay.
Women all over the country love to wear sarees. However, this may not be the case in parts of North India, especially Punjab and Kashmir.
Earlier, women wore skirts and a dupatta or a veil on top. Slowly these 2 garments merged to make a single piece of garment known as the sari. The saree is usually 5.5 meters or 6 yards in length and 2 meters wide. The nine yards saree is popular among older women in South India. On the other hand, older women in Maharashtra wear the eight yard saree. Women typically wear saree with a blouse.
This traditional dress comes in a million varieties. These include Kanjivaram silk sarees, kanchi cotton sarees, Banarasi saees, Chanderi sarees, Paithani and patola sarees, Bengal cotton sarees, Bhandhini & bandhej sarees. Moreover, there are about 1000s of varieties of sarees that are available all across the country.
In addition, the texture and work done on any saree is itself very interesting. It differs from region to region.
The Kanjivaram silk has a rich border made with melted gold or silver. Artisans make the popular Ikaat or the Pochampally saree using the tie & dye method.
The bandhej is a dotted fabric and the leheriya has stripes all over. Moreover, the chikan work sari has light embroidery done all over. The Dhakai muslin is the lightest fabric to be woven as a saree. Such is the incredible variety of sarees available in India.
Frontier Raas, Raisons, Ushnak Mal Moolchand and Meena Bazaar are some of the best designer sarees shops in Delhi.
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