In India, cotton sarees signify relaxed comfort for the sari-wearing women. Cotton sarees have a huge demand in India owing to the climate factor as well the rich cotton heritage available here. Cotton saris
are apt as daily wear, office wear or festive wear.
The Indian subcontinent being the home for the Cotton crop, every Indian state has its own traditional cotton heritage of cotton weaving. Indian cotton sarees represent a vast sea of textures, designs, prints, dyeing techniques.
Following are some of the most popular and loved cotton sarees of India:
>JAMDANI cotton sarees from West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.
>SAMBALPURI, BOMKAI and VICHITRAPURI cotton saris of Orissa.
>BALUCHARI sarees of Bengal.
>CHANDERI Sarees and MAHESHWARI sarees in Madhya Pradesh.
>VENKATAGIRI fine cotton saris and POCHAMPALLI sarees of Andhra Pradesh.
>KANJEEVARAM, SALEM, PUDUKOTTAI and MADURAI in the state of Tamil Nadu are famous for cotton sarees with rich zari woven pallu and borders.
>Kerala boasts of KARALKUDI sarees of unbleached cotton with rich broad gold borders and pallus.
>TIE and DYE cotton sarees from Rajasthan and Gujarat.
>IKAT sarees of Karnataka.
Apart from the above regional varieties, a cotton sari
boasts of many variations like jute cotton, kora cotton, khadi cotton etc., depending on the blend of weaves. Complimented with rich embroideries, cotton sarees now are preferred for many festivities and weddings. With varied contemporary designs and prints, they appeal to younger generation of sari wearers too. Apart from the comfort, cotton sarees have made a mark for the sophistication and elegant appeal it gives to the wearer.