In India, the queen of all traditional dresses is saree! The richness of silk saree cannot be measured and its supremacy is unquestionable for many reasons. The combination of shine of real zari, hand woven matte, and smooth texture with expert pair of hands makes the silk saree so adorable.
Southern part of India has its speciality that the sarees over there comes with very fine finish along its ‘Pallu’. The Pallu comes with a gorgeous tasselled finish that makes the drape end in the most classic of ways. The perfect ending of 9-yard magical silk saree with great finish is called as ‘Kuchu’.
Kuchus are a great way to enrich the value of the saree. The great design of Kuchu pattern changes the entire look of silk saree significantly. So here are some truly dazzling Kuchu designs which will have a rich impact on your silk saree.
Colour Coordinated Kuchu Design
Adding the same colours that are present in the saree makes the Kuchu simple, elegant and looks inherently part of saree itself. The perfect matching of the green and pink and the longish tassel with double knots crossing each other at the top creates the well-known net style in a very simpler design. This type of Kuchu design is great for heavy Chanderi silks and Maheshwaris which come in such colour combinations
Crystal Bead with Simple Tassel
A thumb rule in any kuchu design is the aesthetics of mixture, and in this case, great care has been taken to highlight delicately, the use of gold in the saree with a single thread in the pink tassel and the usage of beautiful beads in between.
Chemistry of Silk with Metal
The usage of metal beads in kuchu design takes the look of saree to next level. Great with tussars in metallic colours or any plain silk saree with simple metallic coloured work. Smart, spirited and the kind that will suit those who love to wear silver jewellery.
The traditional crochet turns a new leaf making big waves in the kuchu design market. You can see here a thread crochet that has been innovatively combined with golden beads. Any crochet work lends ultra-feminine beauty to a look taking it away from being over dressy look of a heavy saree, and giving it a feel of being more contemporary. It would look simply great with plain soft silks, plain tussars and even with Chanderi silks. If you have a saree that has thread work on silk, this would be the kuchu you have been looking for. All you have to do is switch colours that coordinates with your saree.
Double Beaded Regalia
Just like an idea before this, here is one where the tassel hangs from two silver beads that are joined together. Most suited for sarees that have silver thread work and in paler shades of pinks, mauves, blues and grey.
Single and Double Tiered Jaal Kuchus
In the picture below, you can see apart lattice work created from the light coloured thread, the tassels itself are in two coordinated shades. This is an old kuchu pattern that can be created in a more complex jaal as in the next one where two layers of tiers have been created. The interesting change has been the usage of two colours for the jaal.
Pearly Bead for Heavier Ornamentation
The stunning droplet instantly grabs attention while the glow it lends to the sarees edge is breath-taking. It would look as stunning on a satin silk, as it would on any plain silk saree. Rich and fascinating in its form and design, this is a kuchu pattern if pearls are your kind of thing.
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