There is an interesting story behind this beautiful weave. Sungudi sarees are traditional cotton sarees from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. But it was actually hails from the Saurashtrians (Gujaratis) community whom settled in South India. This is a beautiful harmony of South Indian style and Gujarati style of weaving.
It is another labor intensive weave. The Batik technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole weave, where the saree either goes through the Tie-dye process and kai kattu Sungudi process.
The fabric is bleached at first and a choice of motifs is hand block printed. Motifs are usually in Bandhani which is one of the unique features of this saree.
These are light weight, long-lasting and comfortable to wear.