Indian culture has stood the test of time by remaining diverse, colorful, sensual, and spiritual, and the combination of rich traditions and family unity within religious faith makes India, well, India. The women may have western education and influence at par, but they can never forget the culture and tradition of Indian families.
Some women spoke about their fond memories of wearing a saree, their strong emotional attachment to the saree, and their admiration for strong loving women in their lives those who wore sarees and passed it on to them as their mothers, mothers-in-law, and grandmothers.
The sarees that they have got from their mothers, grandmothers, and relatives are extremely important to them and they treat them like heirlooms. Sumedha, from an early age, was shown the beauty of the traditional Indian dress and took part in the many cultural and religious festivals.
The metamorphosis of the saree from modest traditional attire to a fashionable ensemble is attributed to the changing personality of the Indian women. In the early 20th century, the socially active royal Indian women altered their attire, to emulate European fashion trends, yet retain the traditional character of the saree. The change in the saree ensemble was an attempt to conform to the new rules of modesty prescribed by the missionaries and following European fashion. Over the years and significantly in the 20th century, the saree attire has evolved and new trends have been set by Indian icons from different walks of life that have trickled down to the masses.
An Indian woman, clad in a Banarasi silk saree, complete with her ‘Solahshringar’ (16 makeup items), is the dream girl of every Indian man. Silk has a sacred place in the cultural heritage of Indians and intermingled with the life and culture of the Indians; which no other country can share. Indian silk is popular all over the world with its variety of designs, weaves, and patterns. Silk, the queen of textiles dominates the textile industry with its luster, sensuousness, and glamour. Silk, zari, and cotton are woven together to make a fabric that is lighter than a feather, has a royal sheen, and is gorgeous looking.
On the other hand, there is a reason why cotton sarees are also a must for everyone and you have to pick them up and look for them in a wide range of colors, shapes, sizes, and styles. Whether you wear a saree for the office or a wedding, a pure cotton saree can add versatility, comfort, and variety to your wardrobe. Those who wear ethnic cotton hand-woven fabrics do not have to bear the brunt of the hot weather. What has made the cotton sarees a favorite of their wearers are their lightweight and breathable properties.
The Cotton material absorbs sweat and moisture and keeps the body refreshing, making it indispensable. The silk and cotton sarees are the most luxurious and are made by weaving fine silk threads into delicate patterns on the whole cotton fabric. These pure woven fabrics add elegance and style to your personality, and you get a cotton saree in a variety of colors such as red, white, blue, green, yellow, black, orange, purple, pink, and so on. Cotton sarees in silk are naturally based on a mixture of silk and cotton fabrics and are very different from any other type of sarees.
Girls grow up with the imagination of how she would look or how she would dress up on her wedding day. Though the women of today prefer to wear Lehenga Choli as a fashionable wedding dress, saree plays an essential role in the wedding. A wedding day for a girl is such an auspicious and memorable occasion that she would like to imprint a permanent impression on everybody's mind about the look she would display through her total appearance.
During the wedding season, you can look completely different and look like the most beautiful version in a wide range. All you have to do is flaunt the saree to win millions of compliments, and you candlelight it over your head, neck, shoulders, back, arms, legs, feet, and even your legs.
Be it a glamorous evening, a regular day at work, a fancy wedding party, or for a simple family pooja, there will always be a saree that perfectly suits the occasion.
Benarasi Silk Sarees are one of the stunning ethnic-wears that Indian women love.