What make a piece of cloth Most expensive? Fabric, Brand name associated with it, Jewels, or the heritage carried by it. To your surprise, the factor associated with this Sari is the “Painting”. A scintillating beauty bedazzled with 12 valuable stones and embossed with 11 celebrated paintings of Raja Ravi Verma, the world’ most expensive sari comes with an estimated cost of Rs.40 lakh (USD $100000). Acknowledged by Guinness Book of World Record as ‘the world’s most expensive sari’, it has been designed by the handloom weavers of city-based textile house ‘The Chennai Silks’.
The Most Expensive Sari in The World
India has been known to have wonderful dresses and costumes. One of the most expressive clothes of woman’s femininity and accepted attire is sari. A sari or saree is a female garment in the India. A sari is a long piece of un-stitched cloth with an average length of 6 metres that is draped over the body in various styles. This attire can cover the body from head to toe, making a woman look modest and bashful.
The Indian saris have been popular through centuries. Though popularised by airline stewardesses, Sari is still the most expressive cloth of Indian women. The Sari not only has attained the importance among other Indian feminine dresses but also maintained its elegance and beauty till now. The sari and the Indian Women are inseparable from each other. The Indian sari is still a preferred garment for most women in India. Even on marriages in different states of India, the cultural as well as modern occasional dresses of the bride are sarees.
To be identified as a ‘the world’s most expensive sari’ for sure, it is designed by handloom weavers of city-based textile house ‘The Chennai Silks’ and portrays Raja Ravi Verma’s renowned art work of ‘Lady Musicians’ featuring women choir from diverse enriching milieu. The border of the sari flaunts 10 paintings by Ravi Verma, which can be seen as a tribute to the celebrated artist. Trinkets made of gold, ruby, diamond, emerald, platinum, silver, yellow sapphire, sapphire, cat’s eye, topaz, pearl and coral are all incorporated to embellish the women attribute in the paintings, via convoluted hand woven process. It is being claimed that the production of the sari consumer 4,680 man hours of the highly-skilled weavers, using a double warp.
This is the first silk sari ever produced using 7,440 jacquard hooks (active in interlacing a design) and 66,794 cards (that helped in punching an explicit design using CAD software). The sari has already entered the Limca Book of Records and would be a unique swathe for a would-be bride.
Trinkets made of gold, ruby, diamond, emerald, platinum, silver, yellow sapphire, sapphire, cat’s eye, topaz, pearl and coral are all incorporated to embellish the women attribute in the paintings, via convoluted hand woven process.