A handloom saree is often woven on a shuttle-pit loom made from ropes, wooden beams and poles. The handloom sarees are made from silk or cotton threads. Traditionally all the process of thread dyeing and warping were outsourced and sizing, attaching the warp, weft winding and Weaving were done by the weavers.
The love story of a woman and her saris is magical. The six-yard garment can completely metamorphose the look of a woman and give her a distinct identity. The sari has a long history and is representative of a distinct culture in which woven and texture-with-pattern garment appealed more owing to its aesthetics and simplicity. Of saris, woven handloom saris are a notch apart, what with the stunning designs and weaves that showcase the skill and hard work that weavers put into them. They also showcase the history and culture of the place of their origin, which not only make them a delight to wear, but a sort of historical symbol. Ever since 2015, August 7 has been celebrated as National Handloom Day in India and this year we pay homage to the elegant sari. We list out 10 different types of handloom saris that will inspire you to drape one and perhaps better, even buy a couple.
Six Yards Of Heritage
Our Master Weaver and Founder, K.Krishna says
"Rich and elegant silk sarees are our forte and we take all measures to provide the finest woven creations to clients. Our array of collection boasts of exquisite patterns, solid colors, pastels, embellishments, motifs, interesting prints and styles. As one enters our store, our collection, which is no less than a temple gives visitors the experience of a sacred place where they can peacefully shop their choice of products. When a pure silk saree is purchased at fabfashionz, the customer feels the real touch of silk.
The weaving process
A handloom sari is often woven on a shuttle-pit loom made from ropes, wooden beams and poles. The shuttle is thrown from side-to-side by the weaver. Other weavers use a fly-shuttle loom which can produce different types of patterns. The sarees can vary in size and quality.
Generally handloom saree weaving is a family enterprise and one of India's cottage industries. The handloom sarees are made from silk or cotton threads. Traditionally all the process of thread dyeing and warping were outsourced and sizing, attaching the warp, weft winding and Weaving were done by the weavers. It is important to understand the complex process that plays a major role behind in weaving handloom sarees and the final product which we get to buy from shops. but with time the scenario has changed. Most of the activities are now outsourced.
Impact on the Economy
The handloom sector plays a vital role in the country’s economy and as a result evens the government are implementing several measures to optimize all the resources available. The handloom sector is the second largest economic activity after agriculture which involves nearly 30 lakh weavers. It contributes nearly 22% of cloth produced in the country. Handloom industry belongs to pre independence period and New Economic Policy in India is implemented to thrust this industry. The Textile Policy 1985 had emphasised on promotion of handloom. The Handloom census of 2009 – 10 tells us that this sector provides employment to 4.33 million people.