The Chanderi Saree is a sheer fabric of fine texture, that lends charm and elegance to the woman who wears it.
Chanderi, in Ashoknagar district of Madhya Pradesh (MP), has taken the world of fabrics by storm and for a good reason.
Chanderi Sarees, are known for their sheer quality, fineness in texture and as a marvellous work in art and design. The hand-woven variety especially, extracts a lot of patience, dedication and craftsmanship in its making. Today power looms have reduced the ardour in the making of the fabric, but the difference in quality is evident.
A weaving art since royal times, this ethnic tradition of hand-weaving and handlooms has still survived the test of time. Thanks to the people of Chanderi, families upon families have whole-heartedly devoted their lives in sustaining this traditional weaving art form.
What makes the Chanderi Saree so special?
It is the method of weaving and the fineness of the yarn coupled with the dedication of the tradition-bound weavers that produces this excellent fabric.
Enhancing the beauty further is the ‘Butti’ or motif, which is an interlaced, hand-woven, shape, consisting of gold, silver or copper coated threads. The Asharfi Booti, or Gold Coin shaped Butti made of pure gold or silver thread, has been a popular choice since earlier times, though the gold or silver has been replaced by tested Zari, which is woven from synthetic yarn. The bigger version of the ‘Butti’ is popularly known as ‘Butta’.
A major difference in the making methods is that the ‘Boottis’ of hand-woven Chanderi Sarees, retain their shape and appearance throughout the life of the fabric, with no thread coming out from the ‘Butti’ structure.
The same cannot be said for the one woven from synthetic yarn, which tends to lose the initial shape and appearance after some time. This is despite the good care that is normally taken.
Chanderi Sarees can have either silk or cotton as the base fabric. Brilliant floral designs or batik, adorn the cotton version of the saree, while the silk saree has Jari brocades with embroidery of different patterns as Zari Zardosi, Ari, Gota,Chikan, to name a few.
Buttis once only hand-woven on the fabric, have been replaced by gold-printed ‘Butti’prints on the silk fabric body.The elegance, and the grandeur that the Chanderi Saree lends to the wearer, makes it ideal for special occasions, marriages or social functions. It could also serve as corporate-wear.
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