10 modern ways to style using your Sambalpuri Sari

Sambalpuri Sari is a form of sari that originates in the state of Odisha. These are actually hand woven traditional saris in which the wrap and weft threads are first tie dyed and then woven carefully. These saris are generally designed in Bargarh, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Balangir and Boudh Districts of Odisha. The Sambalpuri Saris are particularly known for their unique traditional motifs like sankha or shell, chakra or wheel and phul or flower that are commonly associated with the beach culture of this state. In some cases, animal motifs are used for beautifying the look of the borders and the pallu.

One of the most interesting aspects of the Sambalpuri Saris is that they are used by a production technique known as Bandhakala. In this age-old traditional method of designing saris, the threads are first tied and dyed, after which they are used in weaving. The whole process generally takes about two to three weeks for completion. The Sambalpuri Saris are made out of fabrics that are woven intricately on the handlooms which make them immensely popular throughout the whole country. Women in this country love to experiment with the different types of Sambalpuri Saris whether they are looking to go to the office or wear them for some special occasion such as a religious festival or a social gathering.

Traditional Sambalpuri Sarees
Traditional Sambalpuri Sarees

The different types of Sambalpuri Saris and their wearing techniques are discussed below:

Barpali: The Barpali Sambalpuri Saris are made in a region called Barpali which is a small town located on the western parts of Odisha around 70 kilometers away from Sambalpur. These saris are particularly known for their ikkat fabric as well as their unique weaving pattern. The saris can come in a range of shades and they can be combined with a dark shaded blouse to create a desirable effect. Sometimes they can also be worn with a matching blouse that further compliments the look of the garment.

Bomkai and Sonepuri: Both Bomkai and Sonepuri saris originate in the Bomkai village of the Ganjam district. The Bomkai saris known for their simple and elegant designs and they often come in a range of mesmerizing colors which look great for diverse occasions. The Sonepuri saris are simpler in their appearance which makes them highly versatile. One can drape these saris in a number of ways, based on the height of the wearer as well as the chosen color. A good way to wear Bomkai and Sonepuri saris would be to put the pallu around the hand so that it hangs effortlessly. However, some women may also want to keep it fastened across the waist region.     

Bapta: The Bapta saris are prepared by mixing both silk and cotton fabrics. Due to this reason, they often come at a higher price. These saris often use gold threads in different parts that eventually enhance the overall look and elegance of the garments. The Bapta saris are mostly worn during festive seasons.

Pasa: The Pasa or the Pasapali sari is a variant of the Sambalpuri sari that usually resembles a chess board in its design. It is also notable for the use of contrasting shades that make these saris stand out from others. Usually a combination of black and white shades or red and white shades are used for designing the squares of the Pasa saris. The borders of these saris are further adorned with traditional motifs that may or may not incorporate the use of golden threads. These saris are best worn with light colored blouses which bring out the true beauty of the wearer.

Largest Number of Sari Manufacturing Country in the World

Sari is a beautiful single piece unstitched cloth that is wearer by women in south Asian countries. Mostly in India women prefer to wear sari in day to day use. Along with India in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Indonesia etc countries women prefer to wear sari. But in India the large number of saris are manufactured and used by women.

These are many different types of design and styles of weaving are present in different parts of India. Traditionally in India weavers produce saris by using their hand and some handmade tools these saris are popularly known as handloom saris of Odisha.

Handloom is very famous in different countries like china, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and many more people in these countries produces very beautiful cloths with different traditional designs. Many beautiful motifs and patterns are weaved on cloths to give it a very attractive look.

Especially in India in different states different types of traditional styles of sari weaving techniques are present and people still follow their traditional weaving techniques. By these techniques some very beautiful saris are produces some of the examples are: Mooga silk, Mekhla Cotton of Assam, Dhaniakhali Cotton, Shantipuri cotton, Phulia Cotton, Begumpur Cotton, Garad Saree, Tant Saree, Murshidabad Silk of Begumpur, West Bengal, Sambalpuri Silk & Cotton Saree,  Ikkat Silk & Cotton Saree, Bomkai Silk & Cotton Saree Nuapatna silk sari, Sonepuri Silk & Cotton Saree, Berhampuri silk, Mattha Silk, south Indian silk and cotton sari, Gujarati sari etc.

These are many more other varieties of good quality saris are available in India. Also these saris are manufactured in huge amount and used by Indian women in India and outside of India. Also women of different countries outside of south Asia like to wear Indian best quality sari.

So we can say that India is the largest number of sari manufacturing country in the world.

Top 5 saris for your wardrobe

Sari is a very popular unstitched female garment in India and in some other south Asian countries. Indian women very much like to wear saris, so these are many varieties of saris are available in different parts of India.

But these are some saris those you much want to keep in your wardrobe, those are:  Pattachitra sari, Sambalpuri sari, Sonepuri Sari, south Indian sari and west Bengal handloom sari.

The above saris are very popular because of its fine design and good quality, also the weavers do very hard work to make these saris very beautiful. So these five saris are very much popular among Indian women and among women of other countries also.

Handcrafted Patachitra Saree available online
Handcrafted Patachitra Saree Available Online

Pattachitra saris are basically produced in Puri district (land of Lord Jagannath). Here in the village named as Raghurajpur the famous pattachitra saris are produced by the very skilful weavers of Odisha. In these saris the images of Lord Jagannath, Lord Vishnu are mostly painted so Hindu community people like these saris very much.

Sambalpuri saris are another very popular kind of sari of the state Odisha. These saris are mainly produced in the Sambalpur district by the traditional way of weaving. These saris are made in silk and cotton fabrics, as the saris are very beautiful and the sambalpuri pata saris are very much beautiful and traditional motifs and attractive design and colour attract all women towards it.

Another best quality sari that you must want to keep in your wardrobe is Banarasi sari. This is a sari made in Varanasi or Banaras. These saris are very beautiful and attractive. Gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery work of this sari makes it very special and all women like this very much.

South Indian saris are also very popular these are many types of silk and cotton saris re available in south Indian region. Kanchipuram sari, mundum neriyathum, Molakalmuru Sari, Pochampally Sari, Gadwal sari are the most famous saris of south Indian region you must keep a best design south Indian sari in your wardrobe.

West Bengal handloom sarees are the most famous and popular types of saris those are very famous among the Indian women. Baha sari, tant sari and other types of silk and cotton saris are produced in west Bengal are very beautiful and women in all over the India like to wear and want to keep in their wardrobe.

So these are five very beautiful and famous types of saris those you must want to keep in your wardrobe.