It is a nice, soft silk and I really love the colour, which is somewhere between maroon and wine. This saree was a gift and it was plain when I got it.
During one of my visits to my parents’, I quizzed my in-house designer (my mother) on how to spruce up plain sarees. She had recently been told by one of the various craft shops that she frequents, that they had set up a machine embroidery unit and were looking for work.
So on my next trip, I took a bunch of my plain sarees. This is one of them, which got an embroidery upgrade:-)