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Q1. How do you maintain a Banarasi Cotton Saree?


To properly care for a Banarasi cotton saree, you must first master the basics of washing them. Do you not agree that doing laundry in the comfort of your own home saves time and energy when it comes to washing your cotton sarees? There are a few things to remember, nevertheless, to guarantee a successful wash:


Delicate handlooms should only be washed with mild soaps and water.


Don't forget to wash them in separate loads, as color transfer is likely to occur in the first few washes.


Soaking your saree in warm water that has been seasoned with two to three tablespoons of salt for 15 minutes can help preserve the color and luster of your garment.

Q2. Is cotton saree difficult to wear?


It's important to remember that many cotton sarees tend to be heavily starched, which can make them stiff or full. Some cotton sarees may not be easy to wrap around your body. Cotton Organdie, which is more commonly called Arkandi, is an example of this type of fabric. However, this category also includes many other heavily starched fabrics. You can use the sari, but only after giving it a single wash in plain water. Either you have to be very careful while draping or pleating the saree, or you can use the sari after giving it a single wash. People who want to look slim and trim should probably stay away from these sarees altogether. Low-thread-count cottons, like muslin, are notoriously hard to wear, even though they are the perfect choice for the hot summer months.


Q3. Which place is famous for cotton sarees?


Kolkata. West Bengali women customarily drape themselves in a particular kind of saree known as a "Lal Paar Saree," which is also the name of the saree itself. The sarees in question are well-known for their one-of-a-kind design. Cotton is the fabric that is often utilized in the production of these sarees, which are typically white and have a border that is colored crimson that surrounds them. These sarees are an essential part of the wardrobe of a Bengali woman, in addition to being worn during the celebration of Durga Puja, which they are named for. In addition to the Tussar Cotton Saree, it is thought that the Vishnupuri and Tassar varieties of silk were initially produced in this region.


Q4. Do you wash cotton saree?


Cotton sarees should never be washed too roughly by hand or in a machine. If the saree gets dirty, wash it with cold water as soon as possible to get rid of the stain. The dry cleaning method should only be used on silk and silk cotton sarees. Cotton sarees should never be hung out to dry in direct sunlight because this will cause the color to fade. Do not keep the saree rolled up, as this will cause the zari or embroidery threads to get tangled. Keep the saree rolled up in a light cotton muslin fabric. This will give the saree room to breathe and keep the sarees from sticking to each other when they are stacked. If you put the saree in a plastic bag, the gold zari may turn black over time. Do not do this.


Q5. Can cotton sarees be washed?


Yes. However, before washing a cotton saree, you should soak it for twenty minutes in warm water containing rock salt. Because of this, the saree will not lose its color when it is washed for future times. When washing the saree, shampoo or a gentle detergent should be used. It is important not to brush the saree too roughly. After soaking it, the saree should be patted dry. Do not forcefully wring it out; rather, hang it over a water tap and let the extra water drip out while it hangs there. Cotton sarees should be starched to ensure that they keep their stiffness and do not become stained. This is a best practice. In a cool and shady spot, you should hang the saree to dry. Keep the saree in a cabinet with plenty of ventilation.