There are variety of fabrics that can be used to make an indowerstern. It depends on how grand you want your indo western to look or how heavy. Fabrics like pure raw silk, brocade, jacquard, cotton silk, banarasi silk, art silk, chanderi, jute, dupion silk etc. can be used to make an indo western. Each fabric choice is made based on your preference and comfort. Choosing slimmer fits and stiff fabrics is what will give you that polished look.