Chanderi: One of the finest fabric

Chanderi, is a town of historical importance in Ashoknagar District of the state Madhya Pradesh in India. It is situated at a distance of 127 km from Shivpuri, 37 km from Lalitpur, 55 km from Ashoknagar and about 46 km from Isagah. It is surrounded by hills southwest of the Betwa river. Chanderi is surrounded by hills, lakes and forests and is spotted with several monuments of the Bundela Rajputs and Malwa Sultans. It is also famous for ancient Jain Temples.

The weaving culture of Chanderi emerged between the 2nd and 7th centuries. It is situated on the boundary of two cultural regions of the state, Malwa and Bundelkhand. The people of the Vindhyachal Ranges have a wide range of traditions. In the 11th century the trade locations Malwa, Medwa, Central India and South Gujarat increased the region’s importance.

The Chanderi sari tradition began in the 13th century. In the beginning, the weavers were Muslims. Around 1350, Koshti weavers from Jhansi migrated to Chanderi and settled here. During the Mughal period, the textile business of Chanderi reached its peak.

Chanderi saris are produced from three kinds of fabric: Pure-Silk, Cotton and Silk-Cotton. Traditional coin, floral art, peacocks and geometric designs are woven into different Chanderi patterns. The saris are among the finest in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk, and opulent embroidery.

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Source: Wikipedia