The sarees of South India are the beautiful representation of the culture,
religion, arts and weaving techniques and fabrics of the states of Andhra
Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.Today South Indian sarees have
reached the world fashion market for their display of style, elegance,
colors and wonderful artistic skills of the weavers of that region. South
indian states have become major sari-weaving center by producing a wide
variety of urban and rural and middle-class sarees in silk, cotton, and
other materials. The handloom cooperatives of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka sell
sarees all over India keeping in mind the latest trends and designs. There are two basic designs in the traditional south Indian sarees that are
identified by their borders. All traditional sarees of south India have
noticeably wide borders of contrasting colour or very narrow borders.
Popular South Indian Sarees
Presenting below the most popular
saris of south India:
The Chettinad Saree is the popular saree from
Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, having the distinctive checks in the body in
plain vivid colour. Basically the base colors are mustard, brick red and
black with the checks in different colors.
Gadwal sarees are the famous sarees of Anhra
Pradesh, known for their designs with interlocked and weft brocade borders
with contrasting colours. These sarees mainly worn in religious occasions
The Kanjeevaram Saree from South India is one
of the finest silk sarees of India. The kanjeevaran silk of Tamil Nadu is
beautifully transformed in the 6 feet silk saree with simple contrast border
or with gold zari dots and patterns. The Kanjivaram silk saree is preferred
for bridal sarees for its durability and grandeur.
The Konrad sarees are also known as the temple
sarees and are the famous sarees of Tamil Nadu, having the distintive temple
motifs at the border. They are simple yet gives a very classy and ethnic
look that go well with any occasion.
Mysore Silk Sarees
Mysore silk sarees are another popular south
Indian sarees known for their vibrant colours and rich and traditional
designs in mysore silk. They have fine supplementary zari borders.
Pochampally sarees are the well known sarees
woven in Pochampally, a small town in Andhra Pradesh. These sarees are the
ikat sarees of south india, the designs being similar to the ikat sarees of
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