What types of sarees are worn at a Tamil Wedding?
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What types of sarees are worn at a Tamil Wedding?

Be it your own wedding or you have to attend a Tamil wedding, what else can be the most elegant and graceful form of attire than a silk Kanjivaram saree! It is one of the most traditional types of sarees worn in Tamil Wedding and no doubt enhances the beauty of the one wearing it.

Apart from Kanjivaram or Kanchipuram sarees, the other types of sarees which are worn in Tamil wedding are Rasipuram Silk, Chettinad Silk, Madurai Silk, Mysore Silk, and Ikkat.

These South Indian sarees are a treasure trove to be passed on to the next generation.

Kanjivaram Silk Saree

It is the innermost desire of every bride to have a Kanjivaram saree in her collection or trousseau. The Kanjivaram or Kanchipuram sarees are made in the Kanchipuram region in Tamilnadu. Each saree is unique, made from mulberry silk, they stand out because of their vibrant colours and gorgeous work on it. The zari temple border is just exquisite and adds on ethnic glamour to the saree.

Kanjivaram Saree
Kanjivaram Silk Saree

Rasipuram Silk Saree

Rasipuram silk sarees are also worth a treasure . They are all hand woven with beautiful designs and a lot of time is spent in weaving each saree to perfection.

Rasipuram Silk Saree

Chettinad Silk Saree

The Chettinad silk saree has its origin in the Chettinad area of Tamilnadu. Bold colours with zari work is the speciality of these sarees which make them look prominent and favoured.

Chettinad Silk Saree

Madurai Silk Saree

Madurai is famous for both cotton and silk sarees. The fabric used is a type of cotton called Sungudi and the designs range from checks, floral motifs to animal figures. Batik printing is also done on these sarees. The silk sarees usually come with zari work all over.

Madurai Silk Saree

The trend of having bridal sarees in red and gold only is now changing and pastel colours are also preferred by many. Silk sarees with contrast border or the big heavy zari  temple borders are in fashion today.

Zari work contrast colour blouses with heavy embroidery is the in thing today. Nowadays, the brides are very particular when choosing the right accessories to match. The ethnic traditional jewellery always blends very well but you can also opt for some selected modern jewellery. A bindi and the hair tied in a bun or a long plait with fresh flowers will enhance your beauty and give you the perfect look for the day.

You can shop for authentic silk sarees at Nallis, Sundari Silks, Kala Niketan, House of Angadi, Palam Silks, Pothys in Bangalore, Chennai or Mumbai.

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