We may have heard it a number of times-the pallu work or the saree work is the soul of the saree which also sometimes tells a certain story.
The work on saree and border defines the entire design and look of the handwork saree. A look of distinction, elegance is making the saree’s design of work more attractive. The hand work on sarees makes it lovely and depends totally that what kind of work on saree you love. Work on Borders thus has always been one of the most important factors that a saree is chosen mostly for.
Fashion And Styles
It isn’t possible always for ladies to like or choose a saree completely on the basis of the border only, the handwork done on saree lends to the saree to choose it for.
We would have generally heard sellers holding the saree and describing the hand work on it over the shoulder or on the border. And the fact of the matter is that more premium the work on the saree is, more the value of saree is. Hand embroidered and mirror or Kundan worked on borders, gets maximum attention as they lend sarees not just a heavier price tag but are also as heirloom garments.
Some Popular Hand Worked Styles
1- The Kashmiri Kashidakari Work:
The very nature of the intricate work of embroidery from the valley of Kashmir, where generally craftsmen work on pattern and designs, makes the Kashmiri saree with Kashidakari work one of the most coveted of styles for borders. For example, a very popular design Craftsman made is Gulbahar Design.
Apart from all of these, the very popular work of Kashmir which is pashmina is also available now as pashmina wool fabric and the border can now be placed on any heavy silk.
2- Chikan Work:
This is certainly one of the most delicate of all handwork sarees worn in northern India during summers, the Chikankari work from Lucknow is highly popular which enhance the lighter sarees revealing more their absolute design.
3- Marodi Work on Saree:
This is also a design pattern makes on Saree with the help of needle and sequins, the famed marodi work on saree has existed and demanding simultaneously in different states of India.
4- Phulkari Work:
This is considered as a kind of embroidery work done by the women of Punjab on sarees, while within Phulkari work there are many varieties of styles but the one that is most famed is the bagh style that uses threads in multiple colors filling the border of saree with so much work that the base of the saree is completely hidden.