23:23 Designs Supports a small cluster of Chanderi weavers at Madhya Pradesh. Weavers associated with us are weaving exquisite motifs, patterns which you might not find anywhere else.
Chanderi, a traditional, ethnic fabric is known for its light weight, transparent texture and luxurious feel. Chanderi fabric is among the best known handloom clusters because of its specialty in producing fine textured silk and cotton embellished with zari woven work.
Chanderi produces three types of fabrics- Pure silk, Chanderi cotton and Silk cotton. Chanderi fabric is produced by weaving silk and golden zari in cotton yarn that results in the creation of a shimmery texture. Chanderi silk fabric is famous for its fine texture, transparency and great work in art and design. The buttis and motifs on Chanderi fabric are primarily hand woven on handloom with needles. There are separate needles for different motifs
Weavers adorn these motifs from gold, silver and copper. Motifs created on Chanderi silk fabric are inspired from nature which may include swans, gold coins, fruits and even heavenly bodies. Currently, modern geometric patterns and other strikingly beautiful motifs adorn Chanderi fabrics. Initially, Chanderi fabric was available in pastel hues but with changing times, color palette of Chanderi fabric is available in a combination of vibrant colors. Creation of unique motifs and sheer texture of Chanderi fabric are the two prime characteristics for distinguishing Chanderi from other handloom fabrics. Transparency of the fabric is because of the use of a single yarn for weaving Chanderi fabric.
Chanderi sarees have unmatched sophistication and are popular among saree weavers. Contemporary designs in this handloom fabric with traditional motifs can easily be created. Sheer textile, glossiness and fineness of this fabric have triggered fascination of creative minds in the fashion industry.
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