Do you know the types of Saree?

Saree, also spelled as Sari or Shari. The saree is one of the oldest form of clothing on planet earth. There are various types of saree available based on its productivity and usage. Let’s list out the common types of saree with its origin.

Kanjeevaram (Tamilnadu) 

This is also known as kanchipuram silk saree, made of pure mulberry silk thread from south India alone and the zari. It’s very rich in colour and texture.

Banarasi (Varanasi – UP) 

It’s known for its gold and silver zari designs and motifs. Made with real gold and silver threads. It has intricate designing and made of silk.

Bandhini (Gujrat )

This is also known as Bandhej saree, made through typing the fabrics up. This is commonly made of silk, cotton, cotton silk, chiffon, georgette and various other fabrics.

Sambalpuri ikat (Odisha)

It’s a traditional hand woven saree. The threads are dyed before weaving. Made either from silk or cotton. Has traditional motifs like Shankha (shell), Chakra (wheel), Phula (flower).


Kasavu is also known as settu and mundu saree, made of cotton. This has a thick golden border, woven with threads of real gold or copper coated or artificial threads.


It’s also known as Sonepuri silk, made from wither cotton or silk. Derived its name from village of Bomkai. The dying technique differentiates it from sambalpuri sare.

Paithani (Maharashtra)

It’s a speciality of Aurangabad, made from the handwoven silk and the border is made of zari. It recurrent peacock design.

Muga saree (Assam)

Made from a special kind of silk produced in Assam alone. It is glossy and durable. The golden threads of Muga is found in Assam alone.

Chanderi(Madhya Pradesh)

It’s made from silk, zari and cotton that are woven together. It’s quite easy to wear. 

Pochampalli (Telengana)

It has intricate motifs and geometric ikat designs. Made of the perfect combination of silk and cotton.

Taant saree (West Bengal)

A traditional saree from West Bengal, made of cotton. Preferred as daily wear outfit. It’s very light and easy to wear. Comfortable for hot and humid climatic conditions.

Lahariay (Rajasthan)

It’s another form of Bandhani that follows a different technique of tie and dye. Dyeing is done on thin cotton or silk cloth, usually in lengths appropriate for the turbans or saris. 

Chikankari (Lucknow, UP)

Traditionally done on a muslin cloth, it is now available on all kinds of fabrics. 

Phulkari (Punjab)

Thread works are bright ion hues in the shape of flowers. Phulkari embroidery is usually done on either cotton blends or khadi fabrics

Kosa silk (Chhattishgarh)

These silk saree are available in different colors, patterns and Designs and have originated form the state of Chhattisgarh. Kosa saree is one of the finest silk product which is made from the silk obtained from the silkworm from tree like sal and Saja.