Banarasi Silk Saree
Many have worn a Benarasi saree and loved it, but its rich story of origin is not known to all of them. Benarasi sarees, as the name suggests, are a product of Banaras. They are lauded for their dainty, intricate brocade work and fine texture – they are made from exclusive quality silk and are heavier than other sarees due to the gorgeous zari work that adorns them. It all began when distinguished silk weavers from Banaras made stunning brocade patterns using gold and silver thread.
India is a land of handicrafts and people of this country are the craftsmen for these handicrafts. We get to see the most intricate and beautiful handwork on fabric, whose beauty is just unexplainable. Saree is the traditional attire of an Indian woman and all the Indian regions have a special kind of saree that is unique to their state. Banarasi silk saree is one of the most sought saree that has its very own charm and beauty. The Banarasi saree is not only popular as part of the bridal wears in Bengal weddings but women from all religions and social status love this saree. This Banarasi saree is not only making waves in the Indian Fashion Industry but also in the international fashion world.
This ethnic wear has many intricate and complex designs woven into the six yards that make this saree stunning. Even with technology, Varanasi still uses hand-weaving techniques to weave intricate designs with gold and silver threads to make this Banarasi saree. These beautiful and elegant sarees have become very popular and every woman’s first choice when it comes to sarees. Their fashionable and exotic weavings by designers who use zari, motifs, and emeralds have become a favourite among women across the world.
Indian sarees are divided into two broad categories the Traditional Bridal and the designer segment. Banarasi sarees are bridal sarees that are very popular because of their various textures, colours, and designs.
The Banarasi saree has four main fabric varieties, Georgette, Shattir, Organza with zari and silk, and Katan.
The Banarasi saree is divided into categories like Tissue, Butidar, Cutwork, Tanchoi, and Jangal. Tissue sarees are woven with golden Zari Brocade to add sheen to the saree. The saree’s borders and pallu are patterned with self-woven paisleys. Butidar sarees are woven with brocade threads silver, silk, and gold. The darker shade of gold compared to the silver threads has earned the brocade patterning the name Ganga-Jumuna.
This saree is a must in the wide beautiful and vibrant collection of sarees.