Heavy work sarees have a majestic appeal that can render any woman with a queen-like grace. These sarees exude a quintessential ethnic elegance that characterizes the aura of the entire Indian subcontinent.
These sarees are conferred with heavy thread works that might or might not be accompanied by other embellishments. They weigh significantly more than other sarees and hold an esteemed place in every Indian woman’s closet.
Suitable Fabric for Heavy Work Sarees
These sarees are best when they are made of fabrics that are durable. The fabrics that are most commonly used for heavy work sarees are silk, cotton, and crepe. They are lightweight and durable and at the same time, they are not too thick so that they would hinder the smooth flow of needles that is required to weave the sarees.
The Beauty and Agelessness of Heavy Work Saree
Heavy work sarees have a class of their own. These gorgeous sarees can render an astounding look to a woman in no time. They have a glamour that shines bright with minimal to no accessories at all.
These sarees are not restricted to any age group. The resplendence lent by these sarees are meant for all, they look classy on a old woman and gives a charming countenance to a teenager. Heavy work sarees are ageless.
Maintenance & Care of Heavy Work Saree
These sarees have an inordinate amount of stitched or woven work, that can either be handwoven or machine-woven. And so these sarees need special attention while washing followed by after-wash care.
Try to never set them for a machine wash. Because machines can create a significant tug at the woven works on the saree and dishevel it irreversibly
Try to give them to the dry cleaners instead
In case, you want to wash them at home, always bucket-wash them with a mild detergent
Do not directly put them under sunlight for drying, as that may cause significant fading of colours
Do not store them in plastic bags if you have zari work on them. The moisture inside the plastic bag will turn the zari black
In case of stains, always wash it with water as soon as possible. Later on, you can use petroleum for stain removal
Iron while the saree is still damp, from an up-side-down position
Do not wring your heavy work saree too hard as that will cause its thread to come out.