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Muga Sarees

Munga Sarees Muga sarees are the famous silk sarees produced only in Assam. Though the traditional dress of Assamese ladies is Mekhala Chaddar-a saree in two piece, sarees are also worn by Assamese women for any kind of formal occasions. Muga sarees are not only elegant and beautiful but they also have ample strength and durability. Ladies of all ages wear the muga sarees and mekhala chaddars on festive and auspicious occasions.

What is Muga Silk?

Muga sarees are woven in muga silk, which is available only in Assam throughout the world. The pride of India, muga silk is known for its natural shimmering golden colour. The most expensive of silks, muga is an integral part of the tradition and culture of Assam. This fabric is one of the world treasures of fine silk fabrics.

Muga silk is a royal fabric like the kanjeevaram silk. Its sheer beauty with ample strength and durability has made the fabric very popular not only in India but also in foreign markets. Muga is washable at home, unlike other silk fabrics. The muga silk filament cannot be bleached and hence cannot be dyed. There is a natural golden and shimmering look in muga silk which cannot be found in other silk varieties.

Colours of Muga Sarees

As already mentioned, muga silk has a golden, shimmering color and hence all muga silk sarees have just one colour- a natural shimmery golden beige colour. Maybe you will find muga sarees with slightly brighter golden tinge or lighter shade. The golden colour of this rare and exotic silk saree needs no dye to enhance its exquisite beauty. It has the natural quality of appearing almost like spun-gold.

The motifs and designs woven on the body have the traditional colours like red, green and black which provide a dramatic effect against the golden colour of the Muga fabric. The weavers have extended them to include colours like yellow, green, blue, beige, silver, coppery pink, brown etc.

Muga Saree
Muga Saree

Designs and Motifs of Muga Silk Saris

Various motifs, butis are knitted or woven on the saree and its border. Each ethnic group of the State has its own distinctive design and style. The motifs used in these sarees are mostly traditional symbols of
  • animals
  • human figures
  • creepers
  • flowers
  • birds
  • channels
  • cross borders
  • the galaxy and
  • ornamental designs.
Wedding makhala chaddars are adorned with gold and silver thread work. These hand woven heavy gold silk sarees with motifs stand out in a three-dimensional effect which give an exclusive and attractive look. Today the Assam muga sarres are famous worldwide, thanks to the large Assamese Indian community residing abroad.

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