While we have all read about silk route in our history books, it is time to make a reality check of the present status of the revered Indian fabric called silk. Now, the good news is that silk sarees are as famous today as it was in the past. It can be conjectured that there will hardly any alteration in its popularity in coming years-if at all; it will certainly be a rising trend. It is mainly due to its classic nature that it has remained the chosen fabrics of the buyers.
Silk sarees can be categorized by the variety of silk that is used in making the saree. There are many different varieties of silk like pure silk, Kanchipuram silk, Ikkat and Patola silk. The silk saris are mostly produced by the weavers at located in different parts of South India. West Bengal is another major producer of silk sarees, the main variety that is found here is that of pure silk and Baluchori. Silk sarees come with different kinds of embroidery works done upon them, the embroidery work ranges from zari work, hand woven thread work. It is interesting to note that there is variety of motifs crafted upon silk saris. Some of the motifs are specific to a particular region and speak lot of the legends and mythology. Many of silk sarees come in bright color contrast and make for an extremely elegant traditional wear that suit for festive occasions like Diwali or weddings in the family.