As per historical records and mythological scriptures Chanderi was founded by Lord Krishna's cousin Shishupala
The famous weaving culture started during the 2nd century. This beautiful town is situated at the periphery of the two rich cultural regions of the state, Malwa and Bundelkhand. Chanderi enjoys the GI status for weaving of Chanderi sarees and is the only 100% handloom weaving cluster in India.
The chanderi sarees are produced from three kinds of fabric i.e. pure silk, chanderi cotton and silk cotton. Traditional motifs like birds, Peacocks, flora and geometric patterns are woven into sarees and textiles. The sarees are among the finest sarees in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery.
WeaverStory forays into weaving and tastefully curating these woven beauties for our discerning divas.