An epitome of grace, poise, beauty and grandiose, silk sarees have ruled the world of fashion convention since long. August and eminent, these pure silk sarees are crafted with much care in illustrious colors that are bold and eye catchy. With warp and weft threads carefully tied and dyed before weaving using the age old technique of ikat, these silk sarees online are connoisseurs of splendid silk, gorgeous colours, classy patterns and a long shelf life. While the textured looks and gleaming luster of these designer silk sarees take on the responsibility of setting the mood of the occasion, their smart ikat patterns help them serve the tone of the event thus making them a perfect fit for occasions ranging from weddings and formal get together to trendy cocktail parties and even smart office wear. It’s no wonder then that these silk sarees that have been beautifying a woman in the most elegant fashion for ages are still in vogue.
Sarees have long been an integralpart of Indian culture and tradition. Woven by hand, in the past a considerable amount of time and money was invested especially in making pure silk sarees that bore pure silk yarns in both warp and weft. Sometimes these silken warp and weft yarns were tie-dyed and then woven, creating ikat patterns or sometimes the yarns of different colors were woven into the base fabric to form patterns. Typically, a decorative border, an elaborate pallu, and small repetitive designs on the body called motifs were woven in the sari fabric itself. For designer silk saris, these patterns were woven in gold or silver threads called the zari work. Many a times after the weaving of these silk sarees, they were further embellished with various types of embroideries, pearls and precious stones. Though with passing time, making of Indian silk sarees is moving to mechanical looms and artificial fibers, it is the handloom silk sarees that are still popular with Indian women who prefer them for special occasions like weddings and other grand social events.
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Shatika: Unveil the Beauty of Indian Heritage through Indian Handloom Sarees
Since the dawn of civilization, handlooms have been associated with excellence in India’s artistry in textiles and fabrics, and sari which is considered to be the most ancient piece of clothing has been inspiring generations of artists and craftsmen to weave their dreams and visions into creating exquisite handloom sarees. However with passage of time, just like the clacking sounds of the looms, the dreams and visions of these weaves too are fading away.In an attempt to bring handloom sarees back in vogue, Shatika has begun a revolution; a six yard sari revolution is a humble attempt at bringing back the lost love for handloom sarees. Dedicated to creating a unique interpretation of the age old craft, we travel to all colourful corners of the country visiting weavers,guiding them on the latest trends so they weave out the age old tradition with a modern touch and bring them online so you can savor the delights of hand picking them from the comfort of your homes.