Unmatched sophistication, sheer texture and decorative motifs make Chanderi sarees very popular among saree wearers. These sarees are known for their translucent and light texture and are named after the small town of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh. Because of the light and the sheer texture, these sarees are also referred to as woven air.
The beautifully embellished motifs on the fabric make Chanderi sarees very unique. These motifs are inspired by elements of nature like birds, flowers, fruits, heavenly bodies, and geometric abstract designs that are handwoven onto the handloom with a special kind of needle. The artisans create the buttis or motifs with gold, silver, and/or copper zari. These lightweight sarees are apt for summer. The pastel shades and a slight sheen to them make them wearable for work and parties as well. Chanderi, a century-old weaving technique, produces three kinds of fabric – Chanderi silk cotton, pure silk, and Chanderi cotton.
Chanderi Cotton Silk Sarees
A chanderi cotton silk saree is a blend of silk and cotton. These sarees give you the comfort of cotton and the gloss of silk at the same time. These sarees are ideal for summer festivities and pujas.
Chanderi Silk Sarees
In the local garment industry, Chanderi silk sarees are a brand in themselves. The penchant for this fabric intensified in the Mughal era when women used to drape these royal silk sarees on special occasions. Motifs on the Chanderi silk sarees are hand woven by skilled artisans. A chanderi silk fabric has an uneven base. It comes in muted and softer tones. This adds a lovely finishing touch to the Chanderi silk sarees.
Chanderi Cotton Sarees
Chanderi cotton sarees are very lightweight, pocket-friendly, and very well suited for casual wear. The saree palette has a wild assortment of woven motifs, zaris, intricate patterns, and geometric shapes. These sarees are great for the summer season. The airy cotton fabric of the saree doesn’t cling to your body and keeps you cool and comfortable all day.
Chanderi is well known for its glossy texture. The luxurious feel of chanderi speaks of royalty.The life of this splendid drape can be elongated with proper care and attention.
1.Most of Chanderi only requires dry cleaning. So it is best that you stick to dry cleaning Chanderi for the longest time of its lifetime.
2.If you do, however, need to wash your chanderi, then use a mild detergent and rinse in cold water. Avoid rubbing the fabric rigorously; instead, rinse it gently.
3..Dry the fabric inside out in a shady area.
4. Iron these signature pieces in a low to medium heat.
Chanderi Indigo Saree washing Instructions
Indigo sarees bleed insanely and they have to be washed in isolation.
First time dry cleaning is recommended. For a subsequent wash, soak the saree for a minimum of 10 minutes in salt water. Later, wash it gently in cold water with a mild detergent like Ezee. Saree color can be preserved by drying in the shade rather than in direct sunlight.