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Know your Saree – Chanderi

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 5, 2013


‘Chanderi’ is a town in Ashoknagar District in the state of  Madhya Pradesh which is famous not just for it’s history but also for Chanderi weave. The birth of this beautiful fabric dates back to 4th century BC as per ancient text……….Kings & Queens who ever ruled India have worn Chanderi silk & cotton weaved by the artisans dating back to 11th century AD. Chanderi was also used extensively for trading and even exported abroad since the times when the British ruled India.

 Women in India have worn Chanderi with true grace for centuries but not much is ever written about it. Chanderi weave is available in cotton as well as silk, though the weavers have believed that only silk is able to give the desired shine and richness. The Chanderi fabrics are known for their sheer texture, light weight and a glossy transparency. Sarees, dupattas and stoles are available in all possible colours with zari border in alluring motifs like lotus flower, trees, butis, leaves & peacock.

Renowned designers like Sabyasachi, Ashima-Leena & Ritu Kumar have used Chanderi in their works while Vaishali S, Rahul Mishra, Anupama Dayal,  Gaurang Shah have displayed their creations in Chanderi at Fashion weeks held in India. IFP appreciates the effort put in by these designers & our celebrities to keep the Chanderi heritage alive.

Here is a look at the celebrities who have worn Chanderi sarees and looked fabulous in it.

Brand Courtesy : Chanderi Sarees

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Celebrities who have worn Chanderi……….


Kareena Kapoor


Vidya Balan


Juhi Chawla


Tisca Chopra


Rani Mukherjee


Maria Goretti


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