Women have long appreciated the Banarasi Saree for its beauty and symbolic meaning – symbolizing tradition, elegance, and luxury.
Dependent upon its complexity of designs and patterns, creating a Banarasi sari may take up to 30 days and involve three weavers in its creation.
1. Pure Banarasi Silk Saree
Banarasi saree have recently attracted new admirers worldwide due to their iconic status and traditional origin. From international celebrities and politicians, to style icons and high brows alike – everyone from politicians and style experts have been seen donning the majestic weave.
Mughals introduced this design and weaving craftsmanship of this saree into Indian culture as part of its customary attire. Today, it represents both Indian culture and their remarkable passion for design and pattern.
A saree is handwoven from cocoons of mulberry silkworm and features an exquisite pearlescent sheen, while weavers use Katan to craft intricate designs and patterns on it. Production typically takes 15-30 days per saree; typically three weavers are involved; one weaves, another helps make bundles, and the third helps in border designing.
2. Pure Banarasi Georgette Saree
Pure Banarasi georgette sarees are an embodiment of perfection and royalty, boasting intricate motifs and resplendent designs that will leave everyone breathless. Lightweight yet comfortable enough for all-day wearability, these sarees make great choices for special occasions like weddings or festivals.
These silk sarees combine the tradition and elegance of both tulssar and georgette silk, creating an exquisite blend of tradition and beauty. Woven using twisted yarns on both warp and weft to give a rich grainy texture, these exquisite pieces of gota embroidery sarees make true heirloom pieces for every Indian woman looking to capture ancient India. Wear it with an accompanying blouse and traditional jewelry pieces, or add a touch of beauty by pairing it with a bindi to complete this look!
3. Kanjivaram Saree
Kanjivaram Sarees are essential parts of every Indian woman’s wardrobe. Crafted with gold, silver and copper zari threads for an ornate and rich look, they come in various styles like traditional ones with large borders and heavy pallus as well as copper tanchoi (inspired by Tanchoi pattern). Heavy enough to weigh 2 kilograms!
Modern kanjivarams are lighter and available in various colors. Weavers often employ cutting-edge patterns and techniques when weaving silk kanjivarams; many modern silk sarees also include pitnis (zigzag stitches connecting pallu and border).
Kanjivaram sarees boast a rich heritage dating back to Hindu mythology. Weavers who weaved these stunning garments are said to be descendants of Markandeya, a sage who wove cloth out of lotus fiber for the gods. Today this breathtaking art remains popular with women for special events like weddings.
4. Banarasi Brocade Saree
Banarasi brocade sarees have become an iconic symbol of Indian heritage and are beloved worldwide. Celebrities across the world adore these magnificent traditional weaves and many even choose them for special events or weddings, like when our Prime Minister presented Michelle Obama with her first Kanjivaram Banarasi saree as part of her gift from our PM!
Authentic Banarasi sarees feature intricate Gold Zari embroidery, and are handwoven on traditional jacquard hand looms in Banaras, using 5600 string wires woven through conventional jacquard handlooms. Three weavers typically weave each flawless saree.
For optimal saree care, follow a few key maintenance guidelines. First and foremost, store them in muslin cloth to protect from dust and other elements; ensure to avoid keeping other sarees around as this could entangle. Also avoid metal hangers which can damage soft fabrics causing creases.