Tissue Sarees

Tissue sarees are one of the most delicate and feminine forms of sarees. They are so named because they are woven with extremely fine threads of silk that lend it the appearance and texture of tissue paper. As far as silk  go, these are one of the most famous and most coveted sarees in the category.

It is extremely popular and widely lauded. Silk from Banaras is believed to be of the highest quality in terms of both, durability and aesthetics. This type of sari incorporates a gold brocade or silver brocade, depending on the design of the saree itself, which is why it is one of the most popular sarees in India. It lends women an extremely stately and regal air, which makes this one of the most expensive sarees found in India. This is one of the reasons why more and more women are interested in purchasing this type of saree.

The Southern states in India are also well known for their silk sarees. When it comes to tissue sarees, the Uppada tissue sarees (also known as the Uppada pattu cheeralu), are the most famous versions of this garment. These sarees originate in Andhra Pradesh and are mainly famous because they are the perfect blend of finely woven silk and pattu zari.

This implies that threads of pure gold or silver are woven into the material to create an interesting, shimmering effect. In terms of weight, this type of saree is extremely heavy yet not as heavy when lesser work is done on the material. Due to the intricacy of its nature, it is mainly suitable for formal occasions like weddings and ceremonies. A saree of this caliber just cannot be worn for casual events since they will essentially be unable to do justice to the beauty of this garment when worn informally.

One of the major reasons behind this distinctive feature is the patterns known as khats all over the fabric. These patterns are made of small squares, which may or may not be further embellished with embroidery or small, glittering stones. Interestingly enough, these sarees are known for originating in Kota and do have a very Rajasthani look.

They were originally called Masuria as they were woven in Mysore. The weavers who created this garment originally were then bought to a small town in Kota known as Kaithoon by a general in the Mughal army known as Rao Kishore Singh. They were then known as Kota-Masuria, and were later only known as Kota sarees.

Designer tissue sarees today incorporate a lot of the original looks pertaining to Uppada, Kota and Banaras, depending on the type of design or style that is being created with the help of these. However, you can also find plain tissue sarees in this regard. They are preferred by women who want to add their own aesthetics into the garment with the help of different accessories. Amongst the other types of silk tissue sarees, another popular variant is the chanderi tissue sarees, which you can easily find in India. Chanderi is an extremely sturdy variant of this fabric and is also quite popular.