VIRAASAT: Sari Festival

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Overview:

The second phase of the Sari Festival “VIRAASAT”- Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of India will begin from 3rd to 17th January 2023 at Handloom Haat, Janpath, New Delhi.

About Sari Festival “VIRAASAT”:

  • It is organised by the Union Ministry of Textiles.
  • Handloom saris drawn from some of the exotic locations of India are on display and sale at the exhibition. 
  • A brief list is given below:

 

States

Prominent sari varieties

Andhra Pradesh

Uppada Jamdhani Sari, Venkatagiri Jamdani Cotton Sari, Kuppadam Sari, Chirala Silk Cotton Sari, Madhavaram Sari and Polavaram Sari

Kerala

Balaramapuram Sari and Kasavu Sari

Telengana

Pochampally Sari, Siddipet Gollabamma Sari and Narayanpet Sari

Tamilnadu

Kancheepuram Silk Sari, Arni Silk Saris, Thirubuvanam Silk Sari, Vilandai Cotton Sari, Madurai Sari, Paramakudi Cotton Sari, Aruppukottai Cotton Sari, Dindigul Cotton Sari, Coimbatore Cotton Sari, Salem Silk Sari and Coimbatore (Soft) Silk Saris & Kovai Kora Cotton Saris

Maharashtra

Paithani Sari, Karvath Kathi Sari and Nagpur Cotton Sari

Chhattisgarh

Tussar Silk Sari of Champa

Madhya Pardesh

Maheshwari Sari and Chanderi Sari

Gujarat

Patola Sari, Tangaliya Sari, Ashawali sari and Kuchchi Sari/ Bhujodi sari

Rajsthan

Kota Doria Sari

Uttar Pradesh

Lalitpuri Sari, Banaras Brocade, Jangla, Tanchoi, Cutwork, and Jamdani

Jammu & Kashmir

Pashmina Sari

Bihar

Bhagalpuri Silk Sari and Bawan Buti Sari

Odisha

Kotpad Sari and Gopalpur Tassar  Sari

West Bengal

Jamdani, Santipuri and Tangail

Jharkhand

Tussar and Gichha Silk Sari

Karnataka

Ilkal Sari

Assam

Muga Silk Sari, Mekhla Chadar (Sari)

Punjab

Embd. & Croch (Phulkari)

 


Q1) What is the speciality of the Jamdani saree?

Jamdani is a vividly patterned, sheer cotton fabric, traditionally woven on a handloom by craftspeople and apprentices around Dhaka.

Source: Second Phase of Sari Festival “VIRAASAT”- Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of India begins tomorrow