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Banarasi Sarees (बनारसी साड़ी)

We at Karagiri have one of the best collections of sarees online. On Karagiri, you will find different kinds of silk sarees or a variety of different banarasi sarees, like banarasi patola sarees. If you are here for Banarasi, you are in for a treat! Explore our finest collection below.

History of Banarasi Silk Sarees 

The true origins of the Banarasi weaving style remain a mystery. However, the weaving style became more recognised with time as the artisans developed expertise during the 18th and 19th centuries. 

Banarasi sarees are among the finest in India and are famous for their gold and silver zari, the use of silk, and opulent hand weaving. Banarasi silk sarees are made of masterfully woven silk and are decorated with intricate floral designs and engravings. 

The beautiful features of the saree include gold work, compact weaving, figures with small details, metallic visual effects, pallus, jal, and Meenakari work.

These sarees are a favourite among many Indian brides. Indian women also wear Banarasi on important occasions, such as when attending a wedding. 

Types of Banarasi Sarees 

Throughout the years, designers have taken delight in exploring a multitude of creative avenues, allowing for a rich tapestry of diverse and beautiful variations within this timeless form of attire.

Katan Banarasi Saree

If you need a saree for any special occasion, you can go with a Katan saree. It is durable and lustrous and comes in extravagant designs. The saree is woven with pure silk threads that are twisted and woven smoothly. 

Since it is primarily a silk saree, it has a magnificent lustre and sheen. The varieties of silk make Katan a glamorous and exquisite choice for weddings or any other special occasion.

Shattir Banarasi Saree 

The Shattir Banarasi sarees are more integrated into mainstream everyday fashion as they are lighter in weight than Katan sarees. These sarees are perfect for contemporary designs. 

Shattirs are also affordable, making them more alluring for buyers on a budget. 

The premium and modern feel of the Shattir sarees are noteworthy as they make this everyday saree a truly special attire.

Shikargarh Banarasi Saree 

Shikargarh saree or Shikargarh Banarasi sari has motifs inspired by nature. These beautiful sarees have motifs of hunting and animals as the patterns in the base. The sarees have beautiful zari work at the borders and on the pallu side. These beautiful sarees stray from the traditional design yet are a welcome change from the traditional style.

Tanchoi Banarasi Saree 

Tanchoi Banarasi sari boasts masterfully created patterns with colourful silk yarns but does not have any zari work. These sarees are woven with precision using the Jamawar style, which makes the saree lightweight and comfortable to carry. Various colourful motifs are added to the design to give the saree an aesthetic look. 

The Silk fabric of the saree gives it a look of opulence and elegance. The borders usually have a simple design, like a criss-cross pattern.  This saree is most favoured, especially for the wedding season.

Banarasi Patola Saree 

This saree is renowned for its beautiful geometric patola designs. Patola sarees are an emerging trend, making them a new favourite of brides and women in general. The beautiful array of colours in these sarees is what makes them appealing.
  

How to Choose Banarasi Saree

You can choose beautiful sarees based on the occasion. For traditional events, you can go for traditional Banarasi Sarees and style them with gold jewellery. Similarly, for parties and other formal and informal events, you can experiment with contemporary styles and wear silver or bead jewellery for the perfect look.

Styling Tips for Banarasi Sarees -

You can easily style sarees with intricate designs by pairing them with various draping techniques and jewellery to achieve the ideal appearance. These stunning pieces are versatile, making them suitable for any desired look. Sarees can be creatively fashioned in numerous ways. Purchase one from Karagiri to achieve that perfect saree ensemble.

Banarasi sarees are one of the most popular traditional sarees in India. These sarees are known for their intricate designs, beautiful patterns, and rich fabrics. Whether you are attending a wedding, a festive event, or a formal occasion, you will find that Banarasi fabrics are suited to all of them. 

Daily: Banarasi fabrics are perfect for daily wear. These sarees are lightweight and comfortable, making them perfect for casual outings.

Party: For a party, you can choose a saree with a more elaborate design and intricate work. Such sarees come in various colours and patterns, so you may be spoilt for choice. 

Traditional: Traditional Indian attire plays a vital role in Indian customs. These sarees suit this purpose perfectly. The designs and fabrics are ideal for festivals and cultural events. For instance, a timeless red or maroon saree adorned with intricate gold zari work is a preferred selection for brides on their wedding day.

 Work: Traditional Indian sarees, such as those from the region of Banaras, make excellent choices for work attire. When choosing a Banarasi saree for work, opt for sarees in muted shades with understated patterns for a comfortable and professional appearance.

Festive: During festivals, opting for sarees adorned with vibrant colours and intricate patterns can help you stand out and make a statement.

When it comes to draping a saree, there are various styles to choose from. You can opt for the classic style, the Gujarati style or the Bengali style. A saree can be draped in a way that enhances your body type and accentuates your features.

At Karagiri, you can buy Banarasi sarees online. We offer a wide range of sarees in various designs, colours, and patterns. Our sarees are made of high-quality fabrics and are intricately designed to cater to your unique taste.

FAQ’s

Which type of Banarasi saree is best? 

It completely depends on the occasion you wear it on and your personal preference and taste. You can choose Organza Banarsi for a festive occasion as it is light in weight yet full of fine detailing. For weddings, Katan Banarasi can be a good choice as it is known for its luxurious feel and intricate zari work. Georgette Banarsi sarees are light, easily manageable and have exquisite designs. Choose the one that best suits your comfort and style as per the occasion.

Why Banarasi saree is expensive?

Banarasi sarees are exclusively made with high-quality material and intricate craftsmanship. High-quality silk and intricate zari work make it grand. These hand-woven sarees are priced possession in every woman’s wardrobe. For some exquisite, one-of-a-kind pieces, artisans sometimes spend even months to make this unique piece of art. High-quality silk, time time-consuming handcrafted labour-intensive weaving techniques make them a priceless possession, thus expensive.

Is Banarasi saree heavy? 

Yes, made from pure silk, Banarasi sarees incorporate intricate zari work and elaborate patterns that add to the weight of the saree. Known for its opulence, production is time-consuming as every piece is unique. Its opulent design, and zari work in pure silk make the saree heavy. However, Banarasi sarees are available in different types such as Kata Banarasi, Georgette and Chiffon Benarsi. The weight varies based on its type but every variant of Banarasi only exudes opulence and grace.

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Banarasi Saree Price List


Banarasi Sarees Price
Mahogany Maroon Banarasi Saree ₹4478
Mulberry Purple Banarasi Saree ₹4653
Magenta Banarasi Saree ₹3963
Dolphin Grey Banarasi Saree ₹5970
KAVITA GHAI In Irish Purple Banarasi Saree ₹7928
Grand Golden Banarasi Saree ₹3499
Deep Pink Zari Banarasi Saree ₹4824
Taffy Pink Banarasi Saree ₹4322
Cobalt Blue Banarasi Saree ₹3893
Viridian Green Banarasi Saree ₹3893
Rani Pink Woven Designer Banarasi Saree With Embroidered Silk Blouse ₹6999
Fresh Yellow Designer Banarasi Saree With Embroidered Silk Blouse - Wedding Wardrobe Collection ₹13794
Raven Black Banarasi Saree ₹6465
Pearl White Banarasi Saree ₹4876
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