Mysore Silk Sarees

Mysore Silk Crepe Sarees 

Over a century ago, the Mysuru region of Karnataka, under the rule of the Wadiyar clan, gave birth to one of finest silk sarees. This eventually rose to prominence as the most luxurious weave in the country. In the modern day, these drapes are continued to be revered for their grandeur yet lightweight attribute. Alluring the eyes with a twist, the crepe variant of the Mysore silk sarees have an additional touch of elegance with its wrinkled appearance and fascinating motifs.

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Once upon a time in Mysuru 

Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, who presided over the royal seat between 1884 and 1940, spearheaded the rise of the Mysore silk sarees. Under his rule, the Government Silk Filature and Weaving Factory was set up in 1912 to bolster silk saree production in the region. Thus, the Mysore silk sarees were born. 

Passing down the traditional weaving techniques 

With a noble aim to elevate the status of Mysuru silk, the Maharaja, during his rule, has benevolently promoted traditional weaving techniques and uplifted the weaver community. The passionate artisans have ever since passed down the meticulous craft to their younger generation, safeguarding the authenticity of pure Mysore silk sarees. 

Geographical Indication tag 

In order to uphold its authenticity and reputation, the Geographical Indication (GI) tag has been certified to this magnificent weave, strengthening its claim as one of the most sought-after sarees. This certification recognises the saree’s unique attributes, rich heritage, and the devoted craftsmanship. 

Mysore silk crepe sarees 

The Mysore silk crepe sarees, akin to the primary variant, adorns a regal look with its wrinkled surface and intricate zari work. Though the unique texture makes it stand out from other weaves, the elaborate borders and distinctive patterns add up to the authentic value of the  Mysore silk crepe sarees. The soft texture of crepe, the lightweight, rich colours, and zari embellishments make these drapes worthy of wedding and special wear. 

Mavuri’s Mysore silk saree collection 

The Mysuru weaves are affectionately placed in a special spot in the Mavuri’s wardrobe, with each drape made out of the finest threads. Our Mysore silk saree collection comes in an array of eye-catchy colours, spellbinding motifs inspired by South Indian culture, and splendid zari borders. Check out our online and offline stores to discover these magnificent weaves.