Rajasthani Sarees

A Quick Guide on How to Style Your Favourite Rajasthani Saree

08 September, 23

5 min read

White Rajasthani Sarees By Taneira

Padharo Mhare Desh!

The Marwari phrase has won the hearts of many and always makes you feel welcomed as soon as you step foot in Rajasthan. Rajasthan’s rich cultural heritage, ornate traditional attire, magnificent architecture, natural beauty and diverse culinary delights combine with the warm hospitality of the people to create an unforgettable experience for all visitors. The phrase ‘Rangeelo Rajasthan’ truly captures the essence of this culturally rich state.

Among Rajasthan’s many delights, its traditional attire exhibits a unique charm. Rajasthani sarees are a testament to the artistic heritage and exquisite craftsmanship of the region. Taneira works with skilled craftsmen, honed by generations of artistic expertise, to bring forth an array of traditional Rajasthani saree styles. Handcrafted with love, these sarees incorporate the traditional artistry that seamlessly blends with modern elements. Some key aspects that make Rajasthani style sarees truly special are:

  1. Vibrant Colour Palette: Reflective of Rajasthan’s culture, the colours used to create the perfect Rajasthani saree look are bright and vibrant. You’ll often find them in shades like red, yellow, orange, bright green and royal blue, to name a few.

  2. Intricate Marwadi Saree Patterns: Rajasthani and Marwadi sarees are adorned with intricate artwork. From traditional block prints and unique tie-dye patterns to elaborate embroidery and Gota Patti embellishments, the designers at Taneira engage in detailed planning alongside artisans to create exceptionally beautiful sarees.

  3. Traditional Techniques: The patterns that come alive on the sarees are all made using age-old techniques. The tie-and-dye knots of Bandhani, the striped patterns of Leheriya, the meticulous zari embroidery and embellishments into the form of Gota Patti or mirrors – they all employ techniques that have been passed down through generations.

  4. A Touch of Royalty: With all their intricacies and ornamentation, Rajasthani sarees radiate elegance and regality. Motifs like peacocks, elephants and florals are borrowed from the traditions of the erstwhile royal families of the region and they truly complete the Rajasthani saree look.

Rajasthani Saree Styles for Your Wardrobe

Each region in Rajasthan has its own style of sarees, and they are symbolic of the cultural abundance that one can find here. Taneira boasts of a rich collection of Rajasthani saree styles to suit every taste. Depending on the occasion, you can choose from the many types of sarees and draping styles:

Bagru Print Sarees: The mesmerizing art of block printing can be seen in its full glory in our range of Bagru print sarees. Hand-carved wooden blocked are made with motifs inspired by nature, folklore and beyond. These blocks are dipped into vibrant natural dyes and the designs are then transferred onto fabrics by artisans with an ancestral gift of craftsmanship. A melody of hues comes alive on the saree fabric, as it becomes an ode to the centuries-old traditions and the artistic finesse of the Chippas (craftsmen).

Taneira’s Bagru prints can be seen on a variety of fabrics like Cotton, Silk Cotton, Tussar, pure Silk and Kota. While the breathable fabrics of Cotton and Kota are great for daily wear and professional set ups, the Silk sarees look stunning for evening outings, festivals and formal occasions. They can either be paired with a simple crop top for a chic look, or a more elaborate blouse with interesting sleeve details. The traditional print on these sarees goes well with jhumkis or even statement necklaces. How you want to style the saree depends on your personal preference, comfort level and the occasion.

Blue Rajasthani Sarees By Taneira

Leheriya Sarees: The tie-and-dye patterns on Leheriya sarees are like waves dancing on a canvas. Elegant yet playful, this Rajasthani saree style is a celebration of the state’s artistic and cultural legacy. These lightweight sarees flaunt diagonal lines across the length and breadth of the saree that are carefully made by the artisans using the tie-and-dye technique. This pattern looks beautiful with blouses styled in contemporary ways.

Pair your Leheriya saree with a collared floral blouse or choose a plain white blouse with a deep neck and puffed sleeves if you’re a fashion enthusiast. A plain solid-coloured blouse with a printed Leheriya saree creates a striking contrast and highlights the beauty of the saree. You can further enhance your Rajasthani saree look by pairing it with jewellery made out of colourful semi-precious stones or pearls.

Light Yellow Viscose Rajasthani Leheriya Sarees By Taneira
Light Yellow Viscose Leheriya Saree

Kota Doria Sarees: Kota Doria sarees are a joy to adorn courtesy the lightweight, breathable fabric they are made of. The distinguishing square-checkered pattern of these sarees, also known as khat, is a result of the artful interlacing of Cotton and Silk yarns on a traditional loom. A labour of love, this handloom saree from Kota is highlighted with delicate zari borders for a semi-formal look.

Kota Doria sarees can be styled the traditional way or can be draped with a belt as well for a contemporary look. What’s more, the breezy silhouette of the Kota Doria sarees looks stunning with statement oxidized jewellery and traditional juttis. No matter the colour of the saree, its texture looks beautiful when accentuated by stylish accessories.

Beige Cream Rajasthani Sarees By Taneira

Gota Patti Sarees: The grace of Gota Patti sarees lies in its intricacies. Artisans blessed with multi-generational talent painstakingly create patterns on the fabric with small pieces of metallic ribbons called gota. Taneira works with these skilled craftsmen to create applique work masterpieces that also appeal to modern sensibilities. The shimmering embellishments are hand-stitched with zari thread in unique patterns all over the saree, with heavy borders often featuring on the pallas. Taneira’s Gota Patti saree collection in fabrics like Organza, Kota and more is a preferred choice for special occasions, courtesy the opulent embellishments.

The art of Gota Patti also beautifully complements the rhythmic waves on Leheriya sarees. The amalgamation of the swirling patterns of Leheriya and the shimmering Gota Patti motifs exudes a unique charm that is hard to find anywhere else. Owing to the traditional appeal of these sarees, it is recommended that you style them with regal Kundan jewellery. The saree can be draped in the classic Nivi style and pinned on top, or in the Gujarati style with a front palla if you wish to highlight the heavy borders.

Special Recommendations from the Designers at Taneira

While you can style your saree in your own unique way, here are some ideas from our team to help you plan the perfect Rajasthani saree look.

  • For big occasions like weddings, choose Bandhej sarees, Leheriya sarees with Gota Patti or Silk sarees with Bagru print. They can be draped in the Gujarati style or the more celebratory Bengali style, where the palla is highlighted as it is placed over the shoulder. Pairing these Rajasthani saree styles with heavy traditional jewellery and juttis/kolhapuris enhances the beauty of the ethnic ensemble.

  • For smaller gatherings and festivals, you can explore Taneira’s range of Kota Doria sarees with minimal embellishments. They are light and breezy and can be paired with statement jewellery for special days. The fabric is also soft and easy to carry, which makes these sarees extremely comfortable to wear.

  • For work and daily wear, you can opt for an effortless look with Taneira’s Cotton Bagru print sarees or Ajrakh range. Simple yet stylish, they are sure to boost your confidence as you step out or head to work for an important meeting.

These are just a few examples from the diverse range of sarees that Rajasthan is known for. Taneira has come up with many new designs of Marwadi sarees in vibrant shades. These sarees reflect the brilliant craftsmanship of the Rajasthani artisans and flaunt their traditional craft forms that have been passed on from one generation to another.

The wide range of Rajasthani saree styles and Marwadi saree patterns are waiting to be explored at a Taneira store near you. Come, visit us or shop online at www.taneira.com to add an elegant and artistic Rajasthani saree to your wardrobe.