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Say Yes to this Dress! The Enigmatic Saree

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The Saree

The Saree has its origins going as far back as the Indus Valley Civilization, 2800-1800 B.C.
It captivates with charm to enhance the enigma of the Indian woman. Draped in a myriad unique ways, it carries with it the graceful folds of an ancient civilization. Each holds in its weaves motifs illustrating the harmony of Indians with Nature. Painthanis, Benarasis, Maheshwaris, Ghar-cholas, Sambhalpuris, Kanjeevarams… varieties from every corner, speak of the generations of devotion to skill and tradition that enable them to lend poise and grace to every woman.
Follow your heart and it will lead you to the next exotically beautiful saree waiting for you!

Uttara: North India

The Saree has its origins going as far back as the Indus Valley Civilization, 2800-1800 B.C. It captivates with charm to enhance the enigma of the Indian woman. Draped in a myriad unique ways, it carries with it the graceful folds of an ancient civilization. Each holds in its weaves motifs illustrating the harmony of Indians with Nature. This Collection features Sarees from the North, South, East and West. Purva Bharat has a wide range of weaves and fine-needlework, prized among which are the Benarasis, Kashmiris, Chanderis, Bhandhani, Leheriyas… Distinct varieties from every corner, speak of the generations of devotion to skill and tradition that enable them to lend poise and grace to every woman. Follow your heart and it will lead you to the next exotically beautiful saree waiting for you!

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Purva: East India

The Eastern Coastline gives us the Assamese Mekhla, the Sambhalpuri and Balucheri with tales of the epics woven into the borders and striking colour combinations, the Dhakai Mulmul and the Tanth Saree. Most coveted for the embroidery and mastery of needlework is the Kantha saree with motifs in fabulous colors. Each has a strong and comes from a long tradition with deep cultural moorings.

Dakshina: South India

The Southern Indian collage for Sarees includes the fabulously rich Kanjeevarams, Gadhwals, Venkatgiri, Pochampally, Naryanipet, Pattu Saree, the Coimbatore Cottons and so on. Each has its strong cultural symbolism and often are specific to occasions, with distinct colour combinations and motifs that lend meaning to every piece. The most famous remains the Kanjeevarm for their rich, lustrous silk, golden thread or zari work and the celebrated temple weave that holds the heavy borders to the main body of the saree.

Paschima: Western India

The varied landscape of Western India with its deserts and miles of coastline give us the Paithanis from Maharashtra where clashing domination a and Rich zari pallus with bright motifs shock the senses in awe. It’s believed that these pallus were woven with real gold and silver zari in the days of yore.

The Bhandhej, Ghar Chola, Kolhapuri, Patola, Paithani all dazzle with their beauty, grace and timeless appeal.

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