What is Chanderi Silk
Chanderi is the name of a town near the city of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.The fabrics and sarees woven in this town are known as Chanderi fabrics and Chanderi Silk respectively.
The weaving of this fabrics is said to have begun in the 13th Century. The Mughal rulers encouraged and patronised this craft.
Chanderi sarees are transparent and super fine. Typically, the Chanderi sarees are in silk cotton or in cotton organza fabrics. At times, the silk thread is used as a wrap and the cotton thread is used as a weft .The sarees have small zari bhutis and and a gold border . There are parallel gold stripes on the pallu. Chanderi sarees are crafted in a variety of pleasing light colours. Magenta, yellow, green blue & red.
Chanderi Fabrics for salwar suits and kurtis have become immensely popular now.