“The charm and appeal of the Khadi Saree lies in its ruffled and wavy look. Unlike pure handloom cotton, the material is generally starched and hence, does not crumple as easily. No wonder it offers the fashion world a fabric that can be utilitarian and sensational at the same time”
Khadi sarees are the in-thing and what the market is lapping up in its various forms as fashion shows a healthy trend in nationalistic fervor. Unique and exceptional in their modern avatar, this fabric has certainly brought about a new freshness and an extraordinary depth in women’s fabrics, that has caused fashion pundits to go ‘wah-wah’ and the market to splurge on this new sensation.
Khadi- National Heritage Weave
The moment you think of Khadi, the image of Mahatma Gandhi spinning this fabric on his charkha pops-up in one’s mind. Khadi has long been associated with the freedom movement and the strong will of a nation to set itself free from the clutches of a century-long foreign rule.
While the usage of Khadi reduced post-independence, this hand-woven fabric is now making a fashionable comeback in the closet of contemporary women.
Khadi- Modern Twist To A Legacy
Previously considered as a simple, inexpensive fabric for old-generation, Khadi today is regarded as stylish, organic fabric for youngsters. It’s comfortable, eco-friendly and at the same time stylish.
Khadi has stood the test of time and come a long way to create a fashion revolution. Today, you will find it everywhere from the ramp, red carpet to Bollywood movies. Khadi has definitely arrived!!
Khadi is making a unique style statement and is in big time. The new-age woman loves to flaunt the desi look and takes immense pride in owning a hand-woven Khadi Saree, all thanks to leading designers like Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Madhu Jain, Gaurang Shah and Anju Modi. They have made constant efforts to revive this traditional glory and determined themselves for ‘Khadi’ to see the light of the day. They have praised the virtues of Khadi, calling its attributes comparable to the qualities of the fine Egyptian cotton and linen.
Availability Of Khadi
Khadi is available from different parts of the country. The Silk variety is available from the Eastern and North Eastern States, Cotton Khadi from West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Poly Khadi is from Gujarat and Rajasthan, while Woolen Khadi is from the Northern States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
Established in 1956, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), controls the production and marketing of Khadi across the country and today has an estimated working strength across the country of more than 75 lakh people, associated with it in different ways.
Youngsters today are seeking this organic beauty and appreciating its superior texture and softness. Its USP lies in the fact that it lends warmth in winter and keeps body cool in summer. With ‘green’ the new word in style, ‘Khadi’ is bound to make it big in no time and among the must-haves. Here are some Khadi sarees that you can take inspiration from.
1. White Saree With Golden Border
This is a Sabyasachi plain white Khadi saree embellished with gold border. It is paired with a jet black full sleeve designer blouse which has gold sequin motifs on the shoulders. This saree can be teamed with traditional stud earrings of intricate floral design and the multi-stranded crystal necklace.
2. Ivory Khadi Saree With Zardosi Border
This is a typical Sabyasachi design. The ivory Khadi sari with Zardosi border can be matched with pair of kholapuri chappals and simple gold earrings and a single-strand gold chain with small pendant. Carry an off-white Khadi clutch purse to complete the look.
3. Brasso Bhagal Puri Khadi Silk Sari
This Brasso Bhagal puri Khadi silk sari is ideal for all occasions. This ethnic wear looks amazing with a pair of Jhumkas, and a bunch of bangles.
4. Tussar Khadi Ghicha Silk Saree
Stunning and attractive this Tussar Khadi ghicha silk is dyed using vegetable dyes. The cream color sari has painted pallu depicting the story of lord Krishna during his childhood days. Team it with a pair of chandelier earrings and a pearl necklace and enhance the beauty of the saree and the wearer.
5. Black Khadi Silk Sari
This is a beautiful hand woven Khadi silk saree by designer Rahul Mishra. The black body and gold brocade border coordinated with hand woven peplum jacket blouse makes this saree ideal for any occasion. Team it with a flat heeled sandals , minimal jewelry and you are ready to rock.
6. Khadi Saree With Paithani Motif And Muga Border
This is a masterwork of fusion styles…a Khadi saree with Paithani motif and Muga border. It is a very classy Saree by Gaurang Shah. You can team it up with Statement Silver necklace to enhance the beauty of this saree.
7. Beige Khadi Silk Warli Embroidered Saree
Stop the gaze with this brilliant dazzle beige color Khadi Silk saree with Warli art embroidery. Warli art is an aboriginal tribe indigenous to Western India. The sobriety of colors used is offset by the sheer vividness of the content that makes up most Warli painting. Team this saree up with Ethnic Silver jewelry to look Fashionable.
8. Maroon Cotton Hand Loom Khadi Cotton Saree
Stunningly simple, yet so appealing this beautiful Hand woven Khadi cotton Saree will add elegance to your wardrobe. For a graceful festive look, pair this beautiful saree with statement silver jewelry with idol motifs.
9. Black & White Hand Woven Khadi Cotton Dhakai Jamdani Saree
This simple yet elegant saree can be worn for summer luncheons and evening get-togethers. Pair this Saree with a pair of traditional Jhumkas and a bunch of Silver bangles to make a style statement
10. Abstract Calligraphy Red Handwoven Ikat Khadi Silk Saree
Woven using Khadi mulberry and malda silk, this gorgeous saree is embellished with abstract calligraphy patterns as well as a bright red border. Pair this saree with Statement earrings and you are good to go.
Wearing anything Khadi seems to be a trend of late and when worn with the perfect blouse, they can make for a unique style statement of their own. So which one are you getting for yourself??
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