Kota Sari

Rajasthan is a land of desert and unmatchable clothing patterns. The desert indicates high temperatures, and bright and amazing patterns look incredible in this heat. Every women love to look classy and fabulous, and luckily, Kota silk saree are the combination of these two elements. It feels comfortable on the body and define an invincible style. As it is a Rajasthani saree, you can judge that it must be colorful, light in weight and durable. One of the famous finely woven textiles from India popularly known as Kota Doria Saris from Kota, Rajasthan, India or Masuria Malmal from Mysore, India. Kota Doria (also spelled as Kota Dori) is a unique blend of cotton and silk in a square check pattern. Now if you take any sarees, there is some sort of Kota work in it. There is nothing more stunning than a classic Indian sari. One of the most popular Indian sarees is the Kota Doria Saree. Popularly called Kota Saree.

Kota Doria Work

Origin of Kota work

From the 17th to 18th Kota Rao Kishore Singh, who was a General in Mughal empire of Shah Jahan bought some weavers family from Mysore. These weavers were called ‘Masurias’. These families were settled in Kaithoon village just outside Kota. There born the beautiful art called Kota, name derived from the geographical location of its origin. Kota Doria fabric was always the royal fabric of Rajasthan. Initially it was wore as head gear by royal court members embellished and adorned with pride. Later, it was used by common people as Dhoti, only much later did the concept was adapted in sarees which became a major hit among Indian women and the name spread worldwide. There is nothing more phenomenal than a classic Indian saree with kota zari work.

Kota Rao Kishore Singh

Weaving style

Kota Doria is woven on a traditional pit loom in such a fashion that it produces square checks pattern on the fabric. The delicately wrought checks are locally known as “khats”. They smear onion juice and rice paste with a lot of care into the yarn making the yarn so strong that no additional finishing is needed. An originally made work, which has it’s own niché. Kota sarees are usually made of pure cotton or silk. They are also often made of a translucent muslin material. The delicate weave of this saree is done with fine thread which makes these sarees light and easy to carry. The sarees are woven with pure cotton in a manner that the final material looks translucent. Such weaving of this saree makes it light and suitable for the places with warm temperatures.The silk provides the shine while the cotton provides strength to the fabric.The plain sarees have checks that are mainly made of a slightly rough cotton texture or just plain gold threads.

Kota Weave

Present day

In the present time around 3000 families still live in Kaithoon and still earn their earning by weaving of Kota Doria. There is nothing more stunning than a classic Indian sari. One of the most popular Indian sarees is the Kota Doria Saree. Popularly called Kota Saree, nowadays this type of sari is made at city of Kota in Rajasthan and at Muhammadabad Gohna in Uttar Pradesh. You can buy party wear sarees online in a wide variety of shades and kota designs.Kota sarees are a wonderful way to look stylish at work or a casual evening. You can also shop for men clothing in Kota work as it is a favourite work on Shervani or Dhoti’s of any Indian groom or groomsmen.

Checkered Kota Weave


Kota work fabrics are not only designed to be worn as sarees. They can be stitched into salwar suits, worn as rich dupattas for any simple suits. The Kota silk can worn by men too for their dhoti or for their head bandana for their weddings. Kota Doria sarees comes in three different styles :- Basic, Printed and Zari. This making it a versatile fabric which can be used for simple every day dressing or occasional dressing. The plain saree have checks that are mostly made of rough cotton materials and just plain gold threads. Block printing is one of the new techniques being used when it comes to adorning Kota Doria sarees.

Silver Kota Zari


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