BANARASI SILK SAREES ONLINE
From the venerable land of Banaras
As the name suggests, the Banarasi Sarees are the heritage of our beautiful Banaras. Banaras has always been a significant part of Indian history and traditions. Banarasi Silk Sarees are one of the most popular and loved sarees across India. Banarasi zari work is also done on Georgette Sarees to give it an enchanting look.
Origin of Banarasi Silk Sarees
Banaras has been an important centre for weaving since the ancient times. Some traces even dating back to the Vedic times. But the love of Mughals for the silk is what brought it into limelight. Mughal emperor Akbar formed various weaving industries across India during his reign. Even the Britishers were mesmerized by this captivating handcraft. It was after the independence that several small scale industries of Banarasi Silk grew across the nation.
What makes Banarasi Sarees exceptional?
Designs: As the reigns changed from Mughals to Britishers, Banarasi Saree Designs also kept changing. Today, Islamic motifs are popular but you can also find Hindu Gods embossed on some sarees.
Colors: A host of colors are used in Banarasi Silk Sarees and the gold and silver zari work is also one of their prominent features.
Fabric: Different fabrics give different looks to a Banarasi Saree. Banarasi Cotton Saree, Banarasi Chiffon Saree or Banarasi Georgette Saree, has their own unique charm.
Why to choose a Banarasi Saree over others?
- Because of its heavy gold and silver zari work, this saree is a perfect pick for special occasions.
- Pure Banarasi Silk Sarees can be draped easily despite of their heavy zari work.
- The designs created using a variety of motifs and patterns give the saree a stunning look.
- You can appreciate the craftsmen by purchasing the saree who put in their labour in creating this intricate and astonishing art.