The Chanderi saree took birth around the second half of the twentieth century and is names after its birthplace; a small town in Ashoknagar district of Madhya Pradesh. These are exquisitely hand woven sarees, fabricated by a mix cotton and silk. The Chanderi is weaved by with intricate detailing by especially talented weavers, and it takes nearly eight days for two people to weave a single saree. It is a result of traditional methods of hand weaving that has been passed on from one generation to another. The Chanderi sarees were a favorite among the queens and princesses of ancient times and are still considered a symbol of royalty. The Chanderi saree symbolizes a rich monarchy; reflecting the grandiose of an era.
Perfect for the Indian weather, Chanderi saree are lightweight and comfortable. Their beauty lies in their simplicity, beautiful borders and gorgeously designed ‘pallus’ and ‘aanchals’. These sarees give a soft touch against your skin and are airy to suit India summers. They can be suitably worn for casual as well as special occasions. Giving you a luxurious experience, the Chanderi saree adds to your glamour, along with adding the Indian touch.
The Chanderi saree are available in innumerable colors, designs and patters. From bright and catchy shades to subtle, soft pastels; you will get a Chanderi saree for even for those who have the most uncommon color tastes. They can be decorated with tiny, intricate designs or bold, block prints. The saree can have floral textures or stripes. The most popular Chanderi sarees are ones decorated with bright contrasting colors and depict animal or human figures. The plain silk or cotton sarees have interesting borders embellished with buttas or latkans; silk thread or zari work, beads or salli work, zardoshi work etc. to give them a fabulous look that makes you dazzle.
Chanderi sarees are the origin of Madhya Pradesh as the fabric is woven in the town of Chanderi which is situated in the middle of the two traditionally rich regions of Madhya Pradesh; which namely are Bundelkhand and Malwa. It was the favourite of the royals of Madhya Pradesh. The Chanderi is woven in 3 fabrics to give the lustre and strength. It is famous all over India and it’s a trademark of Madhya Pradesh.
Chanderi sarees are best for summers as they are transported and light weight because of which Chanderi is referred as “woven air”. It is so because the quality of yarn used to weave the fabric is extra fine and best for summer!