Saree is the most famous attire of Indian girls and ladies. This is the most elegant yet stylish dress for any occasion, even it is worn by Indian women on a daily bases. Women spend a lot of money on their dresses, but what about the World’s Most Expensive Saree?
Today we have created a list of 10 Facts that you must know about World’s Most Expensive Saree. Please have a look at these facts to know more about this Saree.
Ravi Verma Painting featured Saree named ‘Vivah Patu‘, which is the most expensive saree in the world, priced at Rupees 39,31,627.
The world’s most expensive sari was designed by the director of Chennai Silks, Sivalingam. It was designed with the help of handloom weavers of a city-based textile house ‘The Chennai Silks’.
8. Time Duration
Weaving this saree was not an easy task. 36 skilled weavers of Chennai Silks worked very hard for almost a year and a half to complete it.
7. List of Ingredients
The Main ingredients for this costly saree are: Coral-400 milligrams, Topaz -10 cent, Pearl-2 gms, Sapphire – 5 carat, Cat eye-14 cent, Emerald 55 cent, Yellow sapphire – 3 cent, Silver – 5 grams, Ruby 2 carat 985 cent, Platinum 120 milligrams, Gold 59 gms 700 milligrams and Diamond 3 carats 913 cents.
It took about 4760 man hours to prepare these ingredients.
Due to various metal work, ‘Vivah Patu’ weight around 8 Kgs. Despite this heavyweight this saree is wearable. As per Ramesh Raja, floor head, silk section, Chennai Silks, ‘One can hardly feel the weight, once it is dropped’.
5. Software & Technique
This saree was created with the help of 7,440 jacquard hooks used for interlacing design and 66,700 cards used for punching design by CAD software.
This saree featured 11 paintings on its bodice and pallu, which was created by Indian painter Ravi Varma. The pallu shows beautiful Raja Ravi Varma painting named ‘Lady Musicians’, featuring women choir with a vast color palette of 16 colors and 64 shades.
3. Made on Demand
A Kuwait-based businessman, (who didn’t want his name to be revealed) made a request for this saree. Before this saree Chennai Silks had designed similar sari in 2007.
2. Limca Book of Record
Apart from the Guinness Book of World Record, this saree is already in Limca Book of records. The best part of the saree is that the women in the paintings are intricately hand-woven.
1. Guinness Book of World Record
This saree is acknowledged as the ‘World’s Most Expensive Saree’ by Guinness Book of World Record. This saree made this record not just because of its precious stones, but for the paintings by Ravi Varma featured on this saree.