Handloom Pride: Chanderi Silk from Madhya Pradesh

Chanderi - The culture of Malwa and Bundelkhand

The Chanderi sari tradition began in the 13th century but exists between the 2nd and 7th centuries. From two cultural regions of the state of Madhya Pradesh, Malwa and Bundelkhand
The state has a town by name of Chanderi where the handlooms are in almost each house and the biggest occupation for the people there. 
Chanderi a traditional handloom of India roots from textured silk and cotton embellished with zari booti weaved along the fabric. Chanderi fabric is produced by weaving silk and golden or silver zari put in yarn. The buttis and motifs on Chanderi fabric are primarily hand woven on handloom with needles.  
The inspiration of booti comes from designs of animals and birds like swan,fruits,coins and the same are weaved along the fabric in loom. Also, the colors in loom are made by the Weaver’s and are applied to the thread and the same is done by demand or by choice of weavers. Cotton fabric is used to make Chanderi dress material.
Chanderi sarees are produced from three kinds of fabric:  Chanderi pure silk, Chanderi cotton and Chanderi silk cotton. 
Chanderi Silk Sarees are usually woven in designs like Traditional coin, floral art, peacocks and geometric accompanied along with gold or silver brocade or zari borders and embroideries.
Katan Silk
 Katan, a thread, prepared by twisting different numbers of silk fabrics as per requirements, gives a firm structure to the background fabric. It is a plain woven fabric with pure silk threads and consists of two threads twisted together. Katan is mostly used for the warp of light fabrics.
Pattu Silk
Pattu a Tamil word meaning silkPattu sarees are mainly South Indian sarees with silk texture. These are one of the traditional sarees in India. 
Mercerized Silk 
Is nothing but artificial silk made as a replicate of silk and is usually made using cotton thread along.

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