Fabric Fashion: Here's why Chanderi silk deserves more love and attention
New Delhi : Ethnic wear is a large part of our lives. We all love donning a classic traditional outfit every now and then. Our ethnic wear has a certain amount of class and elegance and there's no comparison there. This is probably why everyone loves classic silk like Chanderi. This traditional fabric is lightweight and has a luxurious and transparent texture. This fabric is a blend of cotton and silk and is known to be one of the best handloom fabric. It also has woven zari in the fabric which gives it a shimmery feel. This is probably why it's popularly worn by the celebrities in India.
Traditionally this fabric is used for sarees and salwar kameez. In today's time, it's easy to find traditional Chanderi drapes. Chanderi was a small town in Madhya Pradesh in olden times. It was known as one of the best handloom clusters in India. It is in Chanderi where the Chanderi fabric was woven using handspun cotton. It was one of the fabrics used by the royals for their outfits.
Chanderi is a very breathable fabric which has a blend of pure cotton, silk as well as golden zari thread. In today's time silver zari thread as well as metallic threads are also used. Due to the type of fabric, it is usually preferred over other fabrics during the hot and humid weather. This fabric is also available in different price ranges. This fabric has a slightly sheer look which makes it look even more elegant. This fabric can be styled in numerous contemporary ways. Many people today are opting for Chanderi lehengas and sarees as opposed to other fabrics. This fabric is slowly getting the recognition that it deserves for its rich heritage.