Banarasi sarees from the historic town of Varanasi, are a vibrant part of India's rich heritage! Once a revered weave of royalty and aristocracy, these exquisite weaves are endearingly artistic and exude a spellbinding opulence. They are a firm favourite among brides and saree connoisseurs.
The traditional artisans of Varanasi excel in hand weaving Banarasi sarees.
Each inch speaks about their precision, dexterity, creative flair and artistic excellence. While the saree is woven out of lush silk dyed in vivid colours, the Intricate brocade and motifs are crafted out of zari
It takes around 15 days or a month to hand weave a banarasi saree, with 3 weavers working in perfect synchronisation. Classic banarasis captivates with intricate floral jaal, small figurines and multihued meenakari work.
The process starts with ideating and creating the saree design by punching it onto paper. Separate pattern guides are created to bring the designs to life. Then silk threads and zari are loaded on the handloom to create the desired patterns.
Banarasis are wonderfully quintessential! So, the motifs are mostly classic ones like florals, stylised leaves, jali work, geometric patterns and divine figurines. As with any craft, traditional artisans have started creating trendy patterns to match contemporary tastes!
Banarasi sarees are versatile and perfect to enrich all your special moments. From bridal wears with eloborate designs to party wear with chic stylised designs, there is something for everyone!
Types of Banarasi Silk Sarees
Bridal Banarasis - An integral part of the bridal trousseau, bridal Banarasis are breathtaking! The vivid hues and intricate zari detailing come together in a dramatic union. Red banarasis with majestic zari work is the classic choice of many Indian brides.
Banarasi Kora - Crafted out of an eclectic mix of silk and cotton, Kora silks are favoured for their sheer texture and a smooth sheen. Being lightweight and easy to carry, Banarasi koras are suitable for formal occasions too.
Banarasi Silk Jamdhani - Chic and classy are the monickers that best fit these sarees. Here beautiful cotton brocade is woven on lush silk fabric, through the artistic technique of jamdhani. Sometimes zari and artistic meenakari detailing are added to enhance the looks.
Traditional Banarasis - Traditional banarasis are regal and exude an old world charm with their vivid colours and quintessential brocade detailing. Vibrant and exquisite!
Banarasi Brocade - Banarasis with intricate brocade stand ode to the dexterity and concentration of traditional artisans. The beautiful zari brocade in all its glory is an artistic marvel!
Contemporary Banarasis - contemporary banarasis gleam with subtle elegance. They appeal with beautiful colours and chic designs. Not too flashy, not too simple, perfectly you!
Banarasi sarees command a good price as it is a beautiful amalgamation of pure silk, pure zari and artistic craftsmanship. Our Banarasi sarees start at as little as Rs 8995.
Come, enwrap yourself in our wonderful world of banarasis!