Traditional Indian Kota silk sarees were created in the town of Kota in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Because of their lightweight and airy texture and use of pure silk or silk blends, these sarees are well-liked in hot and humid conditions. These are often woven using a special technique called “Kota Doria,” which includes combining cotton and fine silk threads to produce a fabric that resembles gossamer. The resulting cloth has a characteristic checkered or square-shaped pattern and is sheer and translucent.
Kota silk sarees are available in a variety of hues and patterns, such as striking geometric shapes, floral motifs, and elaborate embroidery. They are suitable for both informal and formal settings and are frequently adorned with zari (gold or silver metallic thread work).