Rediscovering the Glory and the Beauty of Khadi Silk Sarees

by Shatika, February 1, 2017

Introduction to humble Khadi:

Spinning time to a whole cycle in 70 years since independence, hand spun Khadi that made a humble start during the freedom fighting movement by Gandhi ji to banish foreign clothes has made a comeback as a smart clothing line in the form of smart kurtas, skirts and even sarees!

Characteristics of Khaddar or Khadi:

Khadi also known as Khaddar is a very versatile fabric. It helps one keep cool in summers and warm in winters. Blended with silk and cotton yarns, it makes a terrific fabric in the form of khadi silk and khadi cotton which along with the strengths of either silk or cotton, brings in its own plus points like strength, durability and long shelf life. While khadi cottons are a humbler version and are more popular for kurtas, kurtis and shirts, khadi silk is more rich and opulent and are preferred as elegant Khadi silk sarees.

Characteristics of Khadi Silk Sarees:

Today Khadi silk sarees are widely accepted in fashion circuits and are highly popular among Bollywood Divas and high fashion celebrities due to their rich looks, natural luster, their vibrant colors and undeniable comfort. The unique feature of this exemplary fabric is that while other fabrics fade away with time and number of washes, the looks and luster of khadi silk on the contrary enhances with every wash! Their ability to get dyed in multiplicity of colors and prints give the current generation fashion designers the leverage to experiment with their designs and patterns.

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Latest Trends in Khadi Silk Sarees:

Latest trends in Khadi silk sarees is a wide spectrum where their embellishment varies anywhere from flowy machine prints to handmade block prints or stylish embroideries and even fancy patch work. Many also prefer them as vibrant plain silk sarees with contrast fancy borders and pallus that standout. Traditional designs like passionate paisleys and majestic peacocks adorn these sarees as beautifully as simple nature inspired flower and leaf motifs or even eye catchy geometric patterns.

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Preference for Khadi Silk Sarees:

There is a whole spectrum of designs and patterns seen today in Khadi silks as they cater to a wide range of women right from fashionistas to working class. Sarees that are becoming more and more preferred for casual and family functions or festivals and even corporate events, these sarees are a rage today and their special characteristics and unique properties are getting them a wide acceptance throughout the world.

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