Here is how to care for your SónChiraiya zari Kota and Ektara real zari Paithani handloom sarees to keep them looking and feeling brand new for decades to come.
Dry clean only
Zari Kota sarees and Ektara real zari Paithani sarees are dry clean only. Never hand or machine wash them. Have them professionally cleaned at a high-end, eco-friendly dry-cleaning facility.
Avoid perfume exposure
Avoid spraying perfume directly on your SónChiraiya handloom saree to prevent its alcohol and oil content from staining and discolouring zari and cotton and silk fabrics.
Air out SónChiraiya zari Kota and Ektara real zari Paithani handloom sarees
Change the folds and expose your saree to fresh air once every three months.
Protect your SónChiraiya zari Kota and Ektara real zari Paithani handloom sarees from heat
Iron at low-medium heat. While ironing, place a cotton cloth over your handloom saree as a protective barrier against the heat.
Store your handloom saree with care
Store your SónChiraiya handloom saree only after dry cleaning it. Wrap it individually in a cotton cloth or bag. Also, place silica gel packets and a sprig of dry neem leaves wrapped in a muslin cloth between the folds to prevent moisture and fungal growth. Replace them every three months.
Avoid using naphthalene balls and plastic bags. Naphthalene balls can cause stains and discolour zari. Plastic bags have poor ventilation and can lock in moisture, which may give rise to mould that feeds on natural fibres like cotton and silk.
Place your SónChiraiya zari Kota and Ektara real zari Paithani handloom sarees beside one another as opposed to stacking them. Doing so ensures that no saree is damaged under the weight of another.
Simple tips to ensure great care
Caring for your SónChiraiya handloom saree may seem daunting since they are interwoven with high-quality silk and real zari yarns. However, with the simple care and storage instructions listed above you can ensure your SónChiraiya luxury saree stays as good as new for several years to come.