10 Handloom Sarees That Are Must-Haves

Like Janhvi Kapoor's stunning Banarasi, let's check out the top 10 handloom sarees of India.

Banarasi Sarees

From weddings to pujas, from birthday parties to anniversaries, Banarasi is one of the most popular handloom sarees. Kriti Sanon here dons a vibrant pink Banarasi saree. Banarasi originates from Banaras or Varanasi.

Kanjeevaram Sarees

Kanjeevaram is another evergreen handloom silk saree, originating from the Kanchipuram region in Tamil Nadu. Here, Vidya Balan mixed and matched her magenta Kanjeevaram with a purple coloured blouse.

Bandhani Sarees

This particular type of tie-dye textile originates from the state of Gujarat. Here, Alia Bhatt looks striking in a yellow and red dual ombre-toned bandhani saree. (Instagram/@stylebyami)

Linen Sarees

Linen sarees are perfect for the Indian summer - they are comfortable, chic, classy, and fashionable. Sonam K Ahuja shows us how to exude ethnic glam as she dons a yellow-and-ivory saree.

Chikankari Saree

This intricately hand-embroidered fabric is one of Lucknow's best-known textile decoration styles. Deepika Padukone stuns here in a white chikankari saree. (Pic: Instagram/@shaleenanathani)

Dhakai Saree

Originating from Bangladesh's Dhaka, Dhakai sarees are classic and elegant that every woman should have in her closet. Raima Sen looks gorgeous here in a traditional red and white Dhakai saree.

Kantha Stitch

A style of stitching found in Indian embroidery, this originated from Bangladesh, West Bengal, Odisha, and Tripura. Bengali actress Paoli Dam looks gorgeous in a Kantha Stitch red saree with elaborate embroidery.

Paithani Sarees

Originating from Paithan town in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, this is another must-have classic handloom weave. Here Madhuri Dixit dons a classic Paithani saree with elan. (Pic: Pinterest)

Patola Sarees

Known for their intricate designs and vibrant colours, these sarees originate from the Patan region of Gujarat. Soha Ali Khan turns heads in a blue Patola saree here (Pic: Twitter).

Baluchari Sarees

Originating in West Bengal, these sarees are known for depictions of mythological scenes on the pallu. A must-have for every saree lover's closet. (Pic: Pinterest)