Woven with legends and myths, Chanderis dot fables of royalty since time immemorial. From having its mythical origin way back in the Vedic period to the current patronage of Rajmata Shubhangini Raje Gaekwad of Baroda, Chanderis continues its legendary legacy. And during the Mughal reign, it was the favored choice of queens in India. Woven from 200-count fine yarn and pure gold zari by court weavers, these uniquely extravagant saris were symbolic of the sublimity personified by Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings in which women wore Chanderis.
The royalty continues to be enamoured by its sheer tales , and Radhika Raje Gaekwad, the Maharani of Baroda, says, “I wear a Chanderi sari to all global receptions and important functions with pride. It is our heritage and it’s our responsibility to showcase it to the rest of the world.