Collection: Chanderi - the sheer weave

Chanderi - the sheer weave

The Sheer Drapes - Chanderi

Chanderi, a small town in Madhya Pradesh, India, is synonymous with the timeless art of weaving. Renowned for its delicate and luxurious fabrics, Chanderi weaving has carved a niche in the world of Indian textiles. With a legacy spanning centuries, this craft has become a symbol of sophistication and cultural richness, finding its way into the wardrobe of those who appreciate the finesse of traditional craftsmanship.

Historical Significance

Chanderi weaving can trace its origins back to the 2nd century B.C., making it one of the oldest weaving traditions in India. Historically, Chanderi fabric was favored by royalty and nobility for its lightweight feel and luxurious texture. Over the years, the art of Chanderi weaving has been meticulously preserved and passed down through generations, evolving into a cherished cultural heritage.

Craftsmanship and Technique

What sets Chanderi apart is its unique blend of silk, cotton, and zari (fine metallic thread). The weaving process involves a combination of handloom and Jacquard techniques, ensuring precision and attention to detail. Chanderi sarees are characterized by sheer texture, fine silk yarns, and intricate patterns, often featuring motifs inspired by nature, such as peacocks, flowers, and geometric designs.

The translucent quality of Chanderi fabric is achieved through the use of fine silk & mercerised cotton threads in the warp and weft, creating a delicate and ethereal appearance. The incorporation of zari adds a touch of opulence, making Chanderi sarees a sought-after choice for special occasions.

While Chanderi weaving remains rooted in tradition, contemporary adaptations have brought this timeless craft to a broader audience and is used in making sarees, dupattas, dress materials, and home furnishings. The versatility of Chanderi fabric allows for a range of designs, from traditional to modern, catering to diverse tastes. The lightweight nature of Chanderi sarees makes them ideal for various occasions, providing comfort without compromising on elegance.


Charming Chanderi - Silk cotton embroidered saree by Chakor

CHAKOR's Charming Chanderi

Discover the timeless elegance of Chanderi weaving at CHAKOR, where we passionately uphold India's textile heritage. Our curated Charming Chanderi collection of sarees & dupattas beautifully marries traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design. From delicate floral patterns to intricate embroideries to opulent zari work, each piece is a celebration of the rich legacy of Indian textiles. Elevate your style with our meticulously crafted Chanderi sarees and dupattas, are a perfect blend of tradition and sophistication, showcasing the enduring charm of this ancient craft. At CHAKOR, we take pride in presenting the charm of Chanderi, ensuring each creation is a captivating work of art that transcends time.