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Trends in Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology

Threads of Tradition: Koorai Nadu Saree

  • Open or Close Chet Ram Meena1* and T Janani2

    1 Department of Textile Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, India

    2 Department of Masters of Design Space, National Institute of Fashion Technology, India

    *Corresponding author: Chet Ram Meena, Assistant Professor, Department of Textile Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai, India

Submission: January 24, 2018; Published: April 10, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/TTEFT.2018.02.000536

ISSN: 2578-0271
Volume2 Issue3


Selection of saree for the occasion of marriage is an art. Saree is considered to be an asset and it is gifted as an heirloom by mother to her newly married daughter, passing down to the future generations as a tradition. Each caste and community of south India has their own colour and style of draping saree for Mangalsutra. Koorai nadu saree is a kind that were meant only for the bride for the occasion of her marriage. It is one of the ancient sarees of Tamil Nadu and only skilled weavers can weave this type of saree. The change in trend and fashion has led to the decline in the demand for this saree. This review paper reveals about the history, culture and present scenario of the Koorai nadu saree.

Keywords: Saree; Check/Stripes; Weaves; Silk; Mangalsutra

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