Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sari Shopping in Surat

    Aptly called the textile capital of India – Surat is known all over the world for its beautiful and gorgeous Saris, the traditional dress of India. It is one of the greatest emporiums for sari trade in India. No wonder then, it is also a shopper’s paradise for every Indian woman who loves to drape herself in this classic and elegant 6 meter long cloth. Many of the textile markets here are wholesale in nature but some like New Bombay and Old Bombay textile markets are full of retail shops.

[ A View of the Old Bombay Textile Market in Surat ]

    Enter in any of these markets and all you will see is different types of colorful saris – heavy silks embellished with delicate works of zari, crepes embroidered with elaborate threadwork, printed chiffons, georgettes and many more - all in unique designs and vibrant colors.

[  Beautiful Sarees stacked up for sale ]

    If you bargain tough, chances are you will leave the market smiling with a good quality sari for a very reasonable price. We had entered the Old Bombay textile market just to get a feel of the sari shopping mania. When we left, my mother had her hands full!!

[ Colorful Sarees on display ]


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15 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful...loved the last click :)

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  2. Just beautiful...such variety and color!

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  3. Srat is very good place for sari shopping, htere is many variety of saries and color!
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  4. Even i had heard lot abt surat for this one...looks so beautiful...

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  5. I love beautiful fabric. These would be hard to choose from. Lovely pictures.

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  6. Arti
    I have heard of Surat textile market but felt happy reading your post. It was as if being their physically.

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  7. How beautiful, All those wonderful fabrics.

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  8. The colors are so beautiful.

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  9. the fabric is amazing! a friend of mine is preparing for her son's Hindu wedding in Trinidad. She explained that she will be going to the market to pick out fabric ...and I imagine this is exactly what it looks like.

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  10. Arti that fabric is just beautiful -- what a great idea for a picture -- the saree fabric is so inviting -- just makes me want to grab a few!

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  11. I love collecting handloom sarees.

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  12. collection is very niceeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  13. collection is very niceeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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