Banarasi Silk Saree
Banarasi Saree or Benarasi Sarees, named after the ancient city of its origin Banaras, sited on the banks of holy river Ganges.Varanasi earlier known as Banaras or Kashi is one among the seven pilgrimage cities of India and famous for Kashi Vishwanath temple. Known for its many temples, mysterious holy men and bustling ghats along the River Ganges, this Indian spiritual city of Varanasi also produces some of the world's finest handloom silk sarees.
Why banarasi saree is famous ?
Banaras saree is an eminent representation of Indian culture and tradition. Pure Banarasi saree is considered a regal drape that easily complements every woman’s Indian traditional saree look. Banarasi brocade saree is an important Indian Bridal wear. No Marriage is complete without an authentic bridal banarasi silk saree for wedding.
History of Banarasi Sarees
While the exact origin of Banarasi sarees is a myth, ancient Buddhist and Hindu texts refer Varanasi as a cotton weaving hub.The origin of Banarasi silk saree lies during the time when Mughals came to India. It was after the 14th century that Mughal weavers started silk weaving with generous amounts of gold and silver zari into their silk brocades, which were heavily embroidered with elaborate patterns and designs inspired from Persian art and culture.
Types of Banarasi Sarees
Different types of Banarasi sarees can be classified based on its fabric which includes Katan Banarasi Saree, Organza Saree, Georgette Banarasi sarees, Shatir Banarasi Sarees. Based on Banarasi Saree designs weaving process and patterns, types of Banarasi saree are Jangla Banarasi Sarees Tanchoi Jamawar sarees, Kadhua Banarasi Saree, Cutwork, meenakari Saree, Butidar Banarasi Saree.
Which banarasi saree is best ?
Pure Banarasi Silk Sarees made from katan silk or Satin silk, handwoven with exquisite Banarasi saree design patterns and motifs on them are the best Banarasi saree to complete your traditional saree look.
But the traditional handloom Banarasi Saree weavers in Varanasi are facing competition from modern power looms that can produce silk saris cheaper and faster.
Banarasi Silk Sarees
Pure Banarasi Saree
Banarasi Sarees are known to be the finest silk sarees of India.Pure Banarasi Silk Saree is recognized for its smooth and sheeny textures, exquisite gold and silver zari handwoven into beautiful saree designs with banarasi saree motifs.Check out our latest pure silk sarees collection of Katan silk Saree, Bridal Banarasi saree for wedding and other occasions. Buy original banarasi saree online at Edhini