The secret of Chanderi saris

May 05, 2020

Destinations :: Chanderi

The town of Chanderi has guarded one secret very dearly, for centuries. The Chanderi saris. Even the British invaders with their mill-made cotton couldn't defeat the moonshine radiance of the fabric created by Indian weavers using raw spun cotton. With time, these matchless artisans started using Japanese silk with cotton.


White with intricate golden zari border, these saris are also adored globally for being lightweight and thin.


Legend says that the Chanderi fabric was once gifted to Emperor Akbar in the hollow of a bamboo stick and when drawn out, it was enough to cover an entire elephant. The Chanderi sari was, and still is, a symbol of superlative beauty and status.