It is that time of the year when you and your loved ones come together to celebrate the festivities, time honoured traditions and to embrace your roots. Moments like savouring your mother’s homemade food, performing multiple rituals, capturing memories for future, and more keep your deep-seated excitement active. Such special occasions deserve something special from your wardrobe. Draping yourself in six yards of joy can add that extra hint of magic to the festive celebrations. TANEIRA brings to you an array of exquisite handcrafted sarees to choose from for your Diwali look. So, go ahead and take your pick!
Tussars for Pre-Diwali Party Night
Embrace gorgeous Tussar sarees for a quintessential experience at a pre-Diwali party. Tussar is wild silk, and ‘Kosa’ is the Sanskrit name for it. It originates in the tribal forest belt of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Bihar. The color of the silk depends on the leaves the silkworms feed on and the climatic conditions of the region in which they’re being reared.
To keep Tussar as natural as possible, they’re created in a range of natural shades, from crème, to off-white, and honey brown. With the invention of contemporary designs, they’re dyed in various other bright hues such as red, pink, yellow, blue, and green. Style them with statement jewelry along with the appropriate neckline blouse.
Chanderis for Dhanteras
Dhanteras engages in cleansing, renewal, and preserving of auspiciousness as embodied by Goddess Lakshmi. To mark such a pious occasion, regality is the key to festive countenance. Mark the beginnings by worshipping Lord Dhanvantari in sumptuous Chanderi sarees ,which have also acquired the title of “woven air”.
Pick from a variety of Chanderis in butta, peacock, lotus, geometric pattern, or celestial figure motifs, which are artistically interwoven with zari coated in gold, silver, or copper dust. Fine borders such as ‘adda’, ‘nakshi’, or ‘patela’ are the features that add traditional grace to the transparent and lightweight beauty. Put on exquisite diamonds and Kundan or meenakari sets to complete the look.
Heirloom Sarees for Wealth and Prosperity
With the concept of multiplying affluence and good fortune, wealthy products are purchased on Dhanteras. Keeping prosperity synced with festive shopping, Taneira is all up with its absolute range of heirloom sarees for resplendent styles.
Profusely handcrafted Kanjeevaram, Banarasi, and Paithani sarees woven with pure gold and silver zari work are flawless drapes to admire, during the festival of lights and joy. They cast a spell of divinity, integrity, and credibility. True to the essence of magnificence embedded in the purchase of gold and silver during Diwali; these weaves are a big yes with Kundan, meenakari, and polka jewelry.
Maheshwaris for Naraka Chaturdashi
‘Naraka Chaturdashi’, popularly known as ‘Chhoti Diwali’ is delineated by worshipping Lord Krishna, Yamaraj, Goddess Kali, and Hanuman. It commences with the ritual of lighting up the 14 earthen lamps. Make your Chhoti Diwali look winsome in graceful Maheshwari sarees, while you follow the ceremonies with flowers, sandalwood, sesame seeds, etc.
Maheshwari weaves even have their mention in Kautilya Arthashahstra. From the era of Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar to the present date, they symbolize regality, prosperity, and feminine strength. They’re available in a wide variety of checks, stripes, floral patterns, and so on, woven using brocade or zari. Amp up your saree look with antique polished temple jewelry, jadau, or navaratna jewelry for the regal reckon.
Banarasis for Laxmi Ganesh Pujan
Rich Banarasi sarees for the felicitous moments amidst the atmosphere of excitement are quite pronounced. Deep dive into their perennial universe in various yarns, weaves, and intricate designs in gold and silver zari. Varanasi located in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is an exceptional center of Banarasi silk weaving.
As you decorate your puja space for welcoming Laxmi and Ganesha, pick from a variety of Katan, Kora, Brocade, or Tanchoi silks reflecting an excellent paradigm of Indian weaving artistry. Connecting with cultural values and opulence, style them with the traditional quotient of wearing statement gold, silver, or diamond pieces.
Kanjeevarams for Religious Rituals
Silk-stocking automatically leads one to grandiose Kanjeevaram sarees from the splendid land of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. The art of weaving a Kanjeevaram silk saree has been passed down as an inheritance from the very first weavers, who were handpicked by King Rajaraja Chola, to the present generation of approximately 20,000 weavers, operating in the handloom industry of Kanchi.
Soft and supple in nature, these weaves make the perfect way for your religious rituals with shine and luster. Literal interpretations of flora and fauna with color variations tweaked within the tints and tones, and traditional weaving techniques called ‘Petni’ and ‘Korvai’, make them GI tag-protected. Style them with gajras, bindis, and heavy statement pieces of jewelry to stand out of the box.
Jamdanis for Mahakali Pujan
Bengal significantly worships Mahakali on the no-moon night of Deepawali. The rituals begin midnightght 12 and extend up to 4 a.m. early morning. The mother goddess is revered with 108 earthen lamps, hibiscus garlands, ‘Alta’ (a red liquid dye applied to the hands and feet of women), red ‘kumkum’ (vermilion), sweets, rice, and lentils.
Traditionally, the womenfolk gifts ‘Maa Kali’ a bright-colored saree to embrace her blessings for a blissful married life. Therefore, while reveling in the pure Bengali quotient with your family and friends, opt for a beautiful Jamdani saree.
Jamdani sarees are notably handwoven in West Bengal. They hold on to the discontinuous weft technique of weaving and are known for the fine ‘Parsi Gara’ crafted on the loom. Adorn them with gold jewelry, a thick streak of red vermilion in between the middle partition of your hair, and a round bindi.
South Silks for Diwali Evening Meet
Comfortable, stylish, and elegant to wear, south silk sarees exude pure panache with gold borders, patterns, and intricate weaving techniques. With collections in small patterns and zari in checks or horizontal lines, they manifest the southern traditional quotient with enriched beauty. With exemplary zari work, they’re available in numerous styles including Uppada silk, Arani silk, and Bangalore silk.
Magnificent for festive occurrences, they symbolize beauty, femininity, and felicity in varieties of hues such as crimson, magenta, purple, yellow, green, maroon, teal, turquoise, and many more. Explore the list of endless shades with the perfect pairs of jewelry, floral hairstyles, and subtle makeup.
Discover more excellent masterpieces at www.taneira.com and make your “festival of lights” one of its kind with comfortable drapes and ethnic delights.