Lydias purple brings you exclusive and wide range collection of various dyed and block printed sarees sourced directly from the producers. You can assured of the quality of the products as they handpicked. Choose from the choice fabric of kota, cotton, malamal (mulmul / mul-mul), kora, silk and kerala kasavu cotton materials.
By technique we have sarees collections available with us include Kalamkari silk, cotton and chanderi sarees; Baghru malmal cotton sarees; Batik malmal cotton sarees; shibori dyed kota doria sarees; kerala kasavu hand block printed sarees.
Kalamakari Cotton and silk sarees are a rich in design and quality. They are dyed and painted with hands. Only vegetable natural dyes are used in the manufacturing of the sarees.
Kalamkari or Qalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India. The word is derived from the Persian words kalam (pen) and kari (craftmanship), meaning drawing with a pen (kalamkar). Intricate designs, traditional motifs, rich flavour of colours and a distinct smell makes hand painted kalamkari Sarees a coveted treasure. Pen Kalamkari denotes, exclusively hand painted.
The kerala cotton saree adapted from Mundum Neriyathum,the traditional attire of malayali women in the south indian state of kerala,has been modified suitably to also appeal to the changing times.Considered as one of the oldest forms of the modern day saree,borrowing from this traditional costume of kerala kasavu sari is worn specially for festivals
Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap. The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to color selectively by soaking the cloth in one color, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colors are desired.
A tradition of making batik is found in various countries, including Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria.
Firstly, a cloth is washed, soaked and beaten with a large mallet. Patterns are drawn with pencil and later redrawn using hot wax, usually made from a mixture of paraffin or bees wax, sometimes mixed with plant resins, which functions as a dye-resist. The wax can be applied with a variety of tools. A pen-like instrument called a canting is the most common. A tjanting is made from a small copper reservoir with a spout on a wooden handle. The reservoir holds the resist which flows through the spout, creating dots and lines as it moves. For larger patterns, a stiff brush may be used.
After the cloth is dry, the resist is removed by boiling or scraping the cloth. The areas treated with resist keep their original colour; when the resist is removed the contrast between the dyed and un dyed areas forms the pattern. This process is repeated as many times as the number of colours desired. The most traditional type of batik, called batik tulis (written batik), is drawn using only the canting. The cloth needs to be drawn on both sides, and dipped in a dye bath three to four times. The whole process may take up to a year; it yields considerably finer patterns than stamped batik.
Bagru (Baghru) is known for natural dyes and hand block printing, people are involved in this printing tradition since 100 years ago. Bagru is most famous for its typical wooden prints. These prints of Bagru are acclaimed all over India and are particularly known as Bagru prints. The Prints of Bagru, unlike other prints, involve a different kind of printing. The unique method for printing employs wooden block in it. In the process, the desired design is engraved on the wooden block first and then the carved block is used for replicating the design in the preferred color on the fabric. The three-centuries-old tradition of block printing is kept alive with the efforts of Bagru artisans. Keeping the convention, these artisans smear the cloth with Fuller's earth got from the riverside and then dip it in turmeric water to get the habitual cream color background. After that, they stamp the cloth with beautiful designs using natural dyes of earthly shades.
Even today, artisans use traditional vegetable dyes for printing the cloth. Like, the color blue is made from indigo, greens out of indigo mixed with pomegranate, red from madder root and yellow from turmeric. Usually Bagru prints have ethnic floral patterns in natural colors.
Shibori dye technique is used in creating the finest sarees on Kota, malmal cotton with vibrant designs and elegant colors. Shibori and bhagru combination sarees combination is also exclusively available only on lydiaspurple
Supernet sarees are made of an exquisitely woven fabric comprising a variety of yarns – cotton, silk and even synthetic yarns. The proprietary weaving technique creates a fine mesh-like fabric with see-through properties, giving it a net-like look and feel. But since the netting is extremely close-knit, it is termed “supernet.” Supernet fabric is soft, elegant and simply gorgeous. It can be printed and dyed with beautiful hues and can be embellished with embroidery as well. Supernet sarees bring out the true beauty of the feminine with their soft, almost sensual, drapes. Buy super net sarees and be ready to steal the show. Check out our exclusive range of super net sarees online
Pure Art Silk sarees are suitable clothes for all ages of women & events.Art Silk sarees every time have enjoyed a unique glamour about them and have been the selection of Indian ladies who like to wear good stylish quality sarees for every event or for special days