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Handloom Sarees Online 

       India—a land that has cradled in her bosom the most ancient civilization—offers a spectacu...

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Handloom Sarees Online 

       India—a land that has cradled in her bosom the most ancient civilization—offers a spectacular variety in every possible way. It is amazing how much India has to offer— diverse customs, traditions, foods, arts and crafts, all intriguingly unique and evolving in their own distinctive way in various parts of the country. Each region boasts of unique and distinct attires. Inheriting a rich ancient history, every region has truly spun out rich and unique handloom techniques that date back to atleast a few centuries.

       Famed all over the world since ancient times, Indian handlooms have always been known for their finesse and quality. Such was the finesse of Indian muslin that it has been compared with woven air and running water by Mughal poets.

       The plethora of handloom techniques mastered over centuries in various parts of the country is remarkable—right from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Kutch to Kohima, each region has developed distinct weaving patterns, motifs, colour palettes and techniques—and all rooted in their close association with nature. The brilliant array of weaves, right from the world-famous Pashmina woollen weaves from Kashmir, to the vibrant Bandhinis or tie and dyes from Gujarat and Rajasthan, to the resplendent Banarasi brocades from Uttar Pradesh, to the soft flowing Tussars from Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, to the Chanderi pattern of Madhya Pradesh, to the Daccai from West Bengal, to the lustrous eri and muga weaves from  Assam, to the Bandhkala and Ikkat from Odisha, to the Ikkat from Telangana, to Jamdhani and Kalamkari from Andhra, to the elegant Kanjeevarams from Tamil Nadu, are woven in silk, cotton, wool or other natural fibres,

       Handloom weaving is a laborious and painstakingly long process. A handloom saree takes anywhere between a few days to a few months depending on the complexity of the design. The process involves thread dyeing,  warping,  weft winding and weaving. Some techniques produce beautiful patterns using the warp threads or the weft threads, while some other techniques produce fabric brocaded with untwisted silk thread, yet another technique involve satin weaving with the extra weft floats. For the dyes they use natural substances like shellac, iron shavings, vinegar, turmeric and fruit and vegetable extracts. Whatever the technique the product is no less than poetry on fabric.
  We want to make Online shopping for Sarees at Terrahasta also an exprience to understand the art behind.

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