Tales of unrivalled artistry, the brilliance of craftsmanship, and a testament to unparalleled beauty, the pristine Chanderi Silk Sarees is an indispensable addition to the wardrobes of women chasing the dream of making an entrance with their drop-dead gorgeous appearance. The heritage craft of weaving Chanderi Silk dates back centuries ago. Legendary mentions of Chanderi silk comprehensively talk about Shishupal, the cousin of Lord Krishna, who created the first-ever Chanderi fabric. While this has been a belief since the Vedic era, the footprints of Chanderi were engraved in the Mughal era and in the years later. While the members of the Mughal royal family admired this handicraft with all their hearts and the fabric soon became one of the most prized possessions of the royals and the rich of those times, it was the 1890s when the evolution of Chanderi weaves began.
Fun fact: Chanderi fabric is named after the town it is crafted in—Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh.
It was at this time that the weavers switched from hand-spun yarn to mill-made yarn to weave the Chanderi masterpiece. The royals of Scindia began to patronise the iconic weave in 1910. This is when the gold motif first appeared on the surface of a cotton muslin saree and the utilisation of silk yarn took place. These are just a few facts about the roots and origins of a Chanderi weave; its mystical tale has so much more to it. While the history of Chanderi is a fascinating tale we have extensively talked about, it is with great pleasure that we introduce to you 9 of our most exquisite Chanderi sarees of the year 2023 that you must add to your closet right away!
The Midnight Black
Inspired by the midnight sky, this Black designer Chanderi saree is perfect for lavish celebrations like cocktail nights and Diwali parties. This statement saree has a contemporary look, making it an apt pick for casual events.
The Summer Vibe
The enticing Yellow handloom is a pure Chanderi saree featuring a distinguished display of gold and silver zari work. The breathtaking saree is adorned with three flower motifs all through its expanse, making it a standout masterpiece you would love to drape yourself in for your best friend’s haldi ceremony.
The Hot Pink
Inspired by the breathtaking views of the sea, this Chanderi masterpiece is made with the utmost precision, love, and care to bring you a saree you would want to wear time and again for several special occasions. This classic-contemporary showstopper features exquisitely crafted gold and silver bird motifs, which add an unrivalled charm to its already extraordinary aesthetic appeal.
The Subtle Elegance
The subtle hues of blue accentuated by the beautiful pink color are everything drop-dead gorgeous about this Pure Chanderi saree. Made using the intricate eknaliya weaving technique, this scene-stealing saree is destined to steal the spotlight at any event you walk into. The pink mashroo border serves as a peculiar design element that keeps one hooked on its aesthetic appeal.
The Ravishing Rust Red
When you have the desire to make a statement while leaving lasting impressions on everyone around, this ravishing Rust-red Chanderi saree will prove to be your best companion! This exquisite saree has a striking adornment of gold zari work, which gives the saree a unique sheen. With pearls in your jewellery and gajra in your bun, this saree is destined to make you the showstopper at any event you walk into.
The Bewitching Beige
This Chanderi saree is made with subdued tones of beige, giving this supremely elegant and incredibly lightweight saree its unrivalled aesthetic appeal. The beautiful mogra bootis richly decorated all through the pallu and the gold zari thread adorned along the border make this saree truly worth the investment. The translucent saree is perfect for daily wear and casual events.
The Ice Blue
There is nothing as elegant as this ice-blue Chanderi saree. Whether it is its translucent appeal that steals your heart or the magnificent gold zari border that keeps you hooked on its aesthetic appeal, you are destined to fall head over heels in love with this masterpiece. Perfect for casual settings, this saree can be worn for a day-to-day affair or perhaps even for formal events held at your workplace.
The Mehrunisa Masterpiece
Mehrunisa is one of our finest collections, boasting hand embroidery at its finest. This off-white Chanderi silk saree is among the most exquisitely crafted sarees from the collection and oozes elegance and unrivalled artistry at all inches. The subtle hues of white are complemented by the beautiful gold tissue adorning the pallu and the exemplary zardozi and gota patti work along the border. This saree is perfect for traditional events and can make you the heartthrob with its unparalleled charm.
The Magnificence of Magenta
If you are looking for a Chanderi Silk Saree for wedding ceremonies, this Magenta Chanderi Silk Saree is the one for you! This saree is handwoven with mashroo border and floral motifs, making it more gorgeous. It comes with the same color blouse piece to complete your desi look. Let the saree take centre stage and only pair it with minimal jewellery and a glamorous makeup look; we bet you will steal the spotlight.
Chanderi Silk Saree are the best selections for women who desire to imprint lasting impressions on the hearts of people they meet. The masterworks are often picked for their unrivalled aesthetic appeal, lightweight, sheer texture, distinguished sheen, and the breathtaking motifs and buttis embellished over their surfaces. We at WeaverStory bring to you handpicked Chanderi sarees from the brilliant craftsmen of Chanderi.
While the Chanderi Silk Sarees mentioned above are just a few from our extensive collection, it would be a great choice to explore the entire collection yourself and pick the one that best fits your personality and choice of fashion. If you wish to know more in detail about Chanderi, you must read our blog, "Dive deep into the chronicles of the Chanderi fabric," and if you want to learn more about purchasing a Chanderi handloom, you can read our blog, "A guide to buying Chanderi sarees in store." Stay tuned to learn more about the Indian heritage handlooms and invest in masterpieces that take your style quotient a level up.Author: Simran Shaikh