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Ghanshyam Sarode

Ghanshyam Sarode

The Ghanshyam Sarode story!

Ghanshyam Sarode is a textile designer with a difference who creates contemporary handloom fashion using intricate weaves. Deeply passionate about his work, he travels extensively across India in his search for skilled weavers and having worked with artisans and weavers all over the country, he has unmatched knowledge of traditional craft forms and weaving patterns. His stand apart quality lies in modifying these traditional crafts for the modern consumer yet preserving the richness of the craft and tradition. Inspiring handloom enthusiasts for a period of over 25 years, Sarode has had several successful exhibitions all over the world.

What’s special about Ghanshyam Sarode?

His creations include Pure Zari Uppada sarees, brocaded Paithani sarees, Cotton Jamdani sarees, finest Kalamkaris, natural dyed fabrics, dupattas and exclusive Khadi sarees. During the year 1988 he introduced a variation of an age old weaving technique called Jamdani in a small village named Uppada in Andhra Pradesh and thus emerged a new category of sarees called the ‘Uppada’ Saree.

While Sarode is best known for his pioneering efforts in the Uppada sari, the crown jewel in his portfolio is the restored ‘interlocking brocade’ Paithani. The Paithani saree, a traditional Maharashtrian royal weave worn typically at weddings, is typically a combination of floral motifs along with imagery of swans and peacocks. It is also influenced by Mughal and Bengali architecture and features Ajanta motifs as well as latter-day Nizami influences to form exquisite tapestries. Sarode uses an interlocking Paithani weave—two wefts on different shuttles, where the colour changes, in a technique known as kadiyal and leaves the back of the design so seamless as to make it nearly reversible.

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Kanchi Silk Saris

Classic Kanchi Silks with Bold Zari Borders, Beautiful Peacock, Rudhraksha, Hamsa & Paisley Motifs. In a range of stunning colours.

Uppada Silk & Cotton Saris

Choose from a stunning collection of translucent & light weight Uppada Silk & Cotton Saris designed & created by Ghanshyam Sarode

Linen Saris

Cool & Comfortable Linen & Silk Blended Saris in a range of stunning colours. Saris with colourful borders woven using 3 shuttle looms

Kalamkari Sarees

A Beautiful Collection of Hand Painted Pen Kalamkari & Block Printed Kalamkari Sarees in Silk Cotton, Cotton & Linen

Sarees with Tribal Prints

A Beautiful Collection of Tussar Silk Sarees with Warli & Madhubani Style Prints

Fancy Silk Cotton Sarees

The Shimmer of Silk combines with the Cool Comfort of Cotton in this lovely range of Handwoven Silk Cotton Saree

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