Indian saree has most of its pride stored in the borders designs . Plain sarees in pastel shades are enhanced by beautiful border patterns in thread embroidery. The narrow stretch of simple embroidery pattern has the magic to change the impression of the whole saree. borders designs are popular in Bengali cotton sarees and Tamil Nadu silk sarees. Saree borders are an important entity of Indian saree on whose variety an Indian woman insists upon. At south India women show preference to the width of the zari border as it is considered prestigious to have broader zari in pure silk sarees.
The borders designs in Indian saree might have borders on both sides of the saree or only on the lower part. Paisley and peacock patterns are very popular borders designs . Temple borders are popular in silk sarees from Kanchivaram. Bengal cotton sarees have a standard border pattern which is an evergreen classic that could never be boring. Georgette sarees are accentuated by borders done with sequins, kundan and zardosi work, that makes a simple saree fit for festive wear. Some silk sarees have zari border in polka dots done with zari threads.
borders designs in Indian saree adjust the looks of a plain looking Indian woman profile. Shorter women look good with narrow borders while thin women look better with broad borders. Some women wear blouse that matches to the body colour while still others prefer their blouse to match the border colour. Thus borders designs have a strong impact on Indian saree .