GEORGEOUS GREY COLOR KATAN SILK SAREE WITH INTRICATE GOLD ZARI WEAVED BORDERS -SAKSSW001G

  • Rs. 18,000.00


GEORGEOUS GREY COLOR KATAN SILK SAREE WITH INTRICATE GOLD ZARI WEAVED BORDERS -SAKSSW001G

Georgeous Katan Silk Saree with Designer Weaved Golden Zari Borders and Gold Pallu and a Deep Red Piping at Borders .

Katan Silk is a type of silk that is created by twisting together filaments of silk to create a sturdier and more durable fabric. ... Katan silk is one of the most easily identified fabrics as it has a unique look that helps you stand out from other forms of silk.
Katan is a plain-woven fabric with pure silk threads. It consists of two threads twisted together and is mostly used for the warp of light fabrics. ... It is handwoven using both a pure silk warp and weft.

Origin and history

Katan silk, as a concept, originates from Persia and came to India during the rise of the Mughal Empire. Women belonging to the royal families indulged in silk purchased from China, Persia and even parts of India, such as Benares, in order to weave stylish and elegant garments. As recorded by Inayat Khan in

As recorded by Inayat Khan in Shah Jahan Nama, the royal women were known for wearing elaborately designed clothes in fabrics like Katan silk, satin, tasser, ambary and kimkhab. Furthermore, they were known for wearing at least 2-3 different outfits in a day and clothes, once worn, were handed to the servants for their use. Through this practice, fabrics such as katan silk were filtered down all the way to the subjects of the empire and were popularized due to their sturdy nature.

Women like Nur Jahan Begum were also known for designing and popularizing new fashions and designs, which made these fabrics all the more desirable amongst the subjects of the empire.



We Also Recommend