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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Chanderi Weaving

Chanderi is a place in Indian State Madhya Pradesh that holds an important place in history
Handloom Zariwork chanderi Sari
of India. Besides holding political importance, Chanderi is also famous for its weaving that emerged around 13th century and its history is incomplete without mention of Chanderi weaving. 

The thin translucent fabric, with undegummed silk at warp and cotton at weft, was favorite among royalties of the time, as it gave relief from heavily woven traditional silk fabrics in soaring temperatures of Madhya Pradesh. 

Use of un-degummed or raw silk yarn at warp or tana give fabric its desired lightness and transparency. However, Due to un-degummed silk warp, the fabric texture is somehow not very soft. Silk of 16/18 to 20/22 Denier count is used
Zariwork handloom dress-material 

Golden, silver and copper shade zari are used for extra warp designs in border and extra weft designs in palla/mundhani/upper-half and body. Once real gold and silver zari were used but now silver and golden threads made of metallic alloy are used. Real gold and silver zari are also used but only on demand.

Weaving is done on pit as well as frame loom fitted with jala designing technique.

As per Handloom Census Data, Number of handlooms are 4352 and 13056 weavers.

Though cheap polyster made imitation chanderis are also available in market, yet original hasn't lost its charm.
Block-printed and handdyed chanderi dress-material
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