Printed silk sarees are a popular garment in India favoured by the rich and poor alike. Printed silk sarees that have fewer embellishments and rely more on the pattern and quality of material are favoured by working women because they are light in weight and easy to wear. These are daily use garments that are worn by women at home and in the office. More extravagantly detailed Sarees in terms of embroidery and embellishments are usually occasion wear.
Silk sarees vary in quality, depending on the origin and quality of the silk in question. Chinese silks are popular amongst the cheaper varieties of silk and for mass produced products. Indian silk is usually considered premium and more expensive than mass produced silks. Indian sarees made using Indian Silks are usually more expensive than the ones made using normal silk material.
The quality of silk used is a factor that affects weight of the saree and the potential printing techniques that can be used on the Saree. Silks heavier than 50 gsm are preferred for Digital printing because the fabric can withstand the printing process and does not fray after the printing is complete. Screen-printing and block printing are popular technique for lower weight of silk (less than 50 gsm).
Sarees used by people in a humid climate tend to be lighter in weight because they breathe well. In colder and less humid climates, silk sarees that are heavier in weight are preferred because they permit the heat to be retained close to the body.
The heavier silks give a good finish to the prints in terms of the colour rendition and the final finish of the fabric. Printed silks are popular for Sarees, but these are also popular for other products like Silk Scarves.
Patterns and designs used for printing are determined by the end customer for the products. Prints for the Indian customer usually feature floral inspired patterns, animal forms, geometric forms and abstract patterns. The colours used in silk sarees are vibrant and bright, reflecting the local seasons and culture. Silk sarees for an international market are usually contemporary in pattern and neutral in colour tones. Silk sarees can also feature patterns that have a historical significance like the epic hindu tales of the mahabharata.
Sarees are created by many different Indian designers, but few of them are as recognised as those created by Indian Designer Satya Paul. The Sarees created by Satya Paul are the right balance of material, print and embellishments. This Indian fashion designer has a particular style of creating prints and patterns that he has developed over many years.
Printed silk Sarees are one of the staple Indian clothes that this Indian designer produces. He has made his name over the years by creating styles that are easy to wear for any occasion and styles that flatter most age groups.
Satya Paul silk sarees are also coveted for their innovative use and combination of vibrant colours. Buy the latest collection of Satya Paul silk Sarees from Strand of Silk – http://strandofsilk.com