A majority of traditional Indian clothing comes from the thousands of looms in rural Indian homes, that produces masterpieces on fabric. Such clothing finds its due place in some of the finest wardrobe of celebrities and beautiful women, who look even more gorgeous, by adorning such classic traditional Indian attires. From north to south and from east to west, there are still to be found traditional weavers that create magic on fabric with their bare hands. For example, from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh comes the world famous Banarasi saree and from Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu comes the lovely Kanjeevaram saree. If you get a chance to visit any of these two cities, especially to the weavers hamlet, you find handlooms in practically every house in the village, producing the local attire. Similarly, in rural Bengal, especially in the region of Bankura and Bishnupur, there are numerous Tant saree weavers, and on the higher end, is the Baluchari silk saree. In Assam and in Bhagalpur (Bihar), there are villages that solely depend upon silk saree weaving, with the Muga silk and Bhagalpuri silk sari, being the main bread earners. From the handlooms of Gujarat comes the Patola silk sari and from Mysore in Karnataka, comes the Mysore silk saree.
The Stamp of Heritage and Tradition
One cannot shy away from the fact, that these sarees or outfits are worn on every special occasion, be it festivals, weddings or bridal parties. One should keep in mind that though these traditional outfits come from humble looms in rural Indian households, yet they find a special place in the wardrobe of elites and celebrities in the cities. This is the beauty of an Indian clothing that makes its journey from some of the remote villages of India, be it in the far east or in the far south, and make their way to the racks of the leading fashion clothing stores and designer stores. Two of the most brilliant examples, are the Kanjivaram silk sari and the Banarasi silk saree that has a copyright in their name, and comes in their very own signature style. What’s more interesting, is that they come from some of the remotest corner of India, one from south and the other one from the north. This is true Indian clothing tradition that is quite evident from its designs, style and color. Both these sarees are absolutely necessary in a Hindu wedding, and it forms the integral bridal outfit, without which a wedding is not possible. So, it is the dilapidated wooden handloom in the abode of a weaver that goes on to produce some breathtaking designs, which is sure to grab eyeballs of all fashionistas.