The Chanderi fabric was created in the small Madhya Pradesh town of Chanderi. The town is a historical location with magnificent hills and forts. We observed shops selling elegant Chanderi fabrics lining the sidewalks amid this rich cultural heritage. Our team would never forget that sight. We explored various little shops before discovering four that sold unique designs on shimmery fabrics. Immediately, we decided to bring these lightweight and comfortable fabrics to our clients at Anemone Vinkel.
Chanderi fabrics are perfect for summer because of their glossy transparency and vibrant colours. The Pure fancy fabric is known to have been created by Lord Krishna’s cousin, Shishupal back in the Vedic period. Due to constant demand from the queens during the Mughal era, Chanderi fabric rose to tremendous heights.
In 1910, golden threads from Chanderi fabrics were used in Cotton Muslin sarees. During the 1930s, the artisans in Chanderi discovered a new fabric called Japanese Silk and began to replace the warp in cotton sarees with Japanese Silk. It popularized Traditional Chanderi Silk Saree and revitalized the Chanderi saree industry.
Initially, the fabric that was primarily used to make sarees started to penetrate the market and was used to create clothing for men. The saree traditionally included peacocks, coins, and designs of leaves and flowers. Many craftsmen have created sarees with striped and checkered designs in response to contemporary fashion due to latest trends.
Chanderi Fabrics can be used to make three types of sarees: Chanderi Cotton, Silk Cotton, and Pure Silk. The Chanderi Sarees are known for their motifs and gold zari borders that add a luxury touch to the brilliant fabric.
Women from the Upper Middle Class still wear Pure Chanderi Silk saree because they signify sophistication. The motifs on the sarees are hand-woven with the help of needles. The number of needles required to weave depends upon the size of the motif made on the saree. Time and again, the government helps conduct workshops for the artisans to help them understand the current market trends and to educate them on quality control.
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Because this beautiful fabric is so widely used, power-loom variations have been marketed as handloom. One can, however, distinguish between the two. The thread in Handloom Chanderi sarees is fine and never breaks or loses shape and appearance. Also, the motifs do not erode and are permanent when the saree undergoes dry cleaning.
Chanderi is a unique fabric that caught our attention because of its attractiveness and transparency. Because they are elegant and comfortable, traditional chanderi silk sarees are worn by a number of well-known people and celebrities throughout the country. At Anemone Vinkel, we are dedicated to giving you access to authentic Chanderi sarees with stunning patterns all under one roof.