Pattu Sarees For Women
South India is famous for its exquisite silk sarees commonly known as Pattu Sarees which are a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Sourced from the remote areas of South India, Pattu Sarees embody everything Indian.
There are different varieties of Pattu Sarees depending upon the regions they are produced and each region crafts a unique variety of Pattu Sarees with a distinctive type of silk fibre, pattern and design. Pattu Sarees are woven in vibrant colourful silk thread that gives saree a luxury feeling and looks.
Pattu Sarees are worn by brides on their wedding day and are a must-have for a south Indian bridal trousseau. Not only are these sarees adorned by brides but a favourite choice of attire by women of all age groups on special occasions or festivities. Even famous celebrities have donned Pattu Sarees on several occasions making it a fashion statement.
Kanchipuram Pattu Sarees
Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu is famous for its finest silk which is a hand woven mulberry silk. Kanchipuram Pattu Saree is worn by women in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh on special occasions and festivities like a wedding. Kanchipuram Pattu Sarees are one of the top choices of the bridal ensemble in South India.
The Saree is characterised by its magnificent Zari embroidery which can be of pure gold threads depending upon the price of the saree and contrasting vivid border called as pallu with beautiful designs of the temple, zigzag patterns or floral motifs.
The majestic border designs are inspired by the old saga of Ramayana, Mahabharata and can also have temples, deer’s and elephant motifs.
Uppada Pattu Sarees
Uppada a small town in East Godavari district is famous for its pattu sarees. Uppada Pattu Sarees are a marvel in risk which is handcrafted with an age-old jamdani technique. These sarees are known for its subtle designs and lightweight that makes it a perfect fit for weddings, social gatherings or festivities.
Uppada Pattu Sarees has got global recognition for its elegant and fine intricate designs and is a part of London museum collection.
Simple Tips To Take Care Of The Pattu Sarees
Pattu Sarees are delicate and quite expensive. These are not just sarees these are prized possessions of women wardrobe that are worn with pride and sometimes are passed from one generation to another generation. So they require extra care to maintain their shine and increase the longevity.
Store the saree inside muslin or cotton cloth or you can wrap inside a paper.
- Pattu Sarees should not be dried under the sun directly.
- They are exclusively dry cleaned only.
- Should not be hanged over an iron hanger instead fold them.
- Should be kept under dark and dry place and for moisture removal one can place silica gel in saree.
- Fold the saree inwards so that zari doesn’t lose shine, to keep moth and worms away from the saree use naphthalene balls.
- Do not iron Saree directly instead cover it with muslin or cotton cloth first then iron.
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