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History of Banarasi saree
Banarasi sarees are one of the finest weaves of India. The richness and class it exudes, no wonder it is on the favourites list of all top Bollywood celebrities and all the brides!
The origin of banarasi sarees date back to Mughal era when the muslim weavers migrated to Varanasi and started weaving banarasi sarees there! Hence banarasi weaves find a lot of influence of Mughal era in the woven designs!
The weaving of banarasi saree is generally very intricate and it takes around 15 days to almost a year depending upon the design.
Type of Banarasi sarees
This is pure silk banarasi saree which is has pure banarasi threads twisted and woven together to create the softest piece of saree! This is always on the favourite list of Indian brides!
Banarasi georgette sarees are also called as Khaddi banarasi sarees. They have banarasi zari weave on georgette fabric to make it more elegant and easy to drape! The fall of georgette banarasi is really good.
Banarasi sarees have small traditional motifs woven close to each other to form a buttidar pattern. This is the most famous style of Banarasi. The size of the butta varies from 1 inch to 6 inches depending upon the design.
Due to the influence of Mughal era on the weaving style and motifs of banarasi sarees, Jaal designs were developed. It includes the signature design of Shikarga which depicts the entire hunting journey of a king. Intricately woven floral and foliate motifs are another Mughal era inspired designs.
These sarees have beautiful jamawar styles paisleys woven by zari. The pattern is created by weaving multicolour silk threads in weft of the saree. Pally generally has large size paisley motifs. This is one of the must haves in your bridal trousseau.
How to take care of your Banarasi!
Banarasi sarees are exclusive and one of its kind classics! We pass them on to generations. So it is important to take care of them properly.
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