Kota Saris popularly known as “Kota Doria” are almost transparent saris made from pure cotton or silk. This saris gets its name from the town of “Kota” where it was initially woven. These beautiful saris are soft to touch and have serrated edges. They are woven on traditional pit looms and the fabric is woven in such a way that it has as square checks patterning. Traditional Kota Saris were woven using a blend of cotton & silk. The cotton gave these saris their strength and the silk gave them a sheen
Sari, Saree or Sadis as they are known in different parts of India are a must have for every Indian Woman. Avishya offers a stunning collection of handwoven / handcrafted saris from across India. Our weaves include Kanchipurams, Banarasis, Chanderis, Patolas, Ikats, Jamdanis & more. We also have a stunning range of block printed sarees, screen printed saris and embroidered saris
Ghanshyam Sarode is a textile designer with a difference who creates contemporary handloom fashion using intricate weaves. 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.