The origin of Banarasi sarees

The origin of Banarasi sarees

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Banarasi sarees were created during the Mughal Empire, when Muslim artisans and craftsmen picked Banaras as the spot to weave silk Banarasi silk saree simple blouse designs because it fit well with their culture. Mughal-inspired decorations, such as elaborate interwoven floral and foliate motifs, kalga and bel, and a string of erect leaves called jhallar at the outer, edge of the border, are distinctive features of these sarees. A saree can take anything from 15 days to a month, and occasionally up to six months to create, depending on the complexity of its designs and patterns.

There are several different varieties of Banarasi Sarees that a bride can choose from. The silk saree isn't the only type of Banarasi saree available. Banarasi sarees come in four different fabric types:

1. Pure silk (Katan)

Katan is a silk fabric with a simple weave. Pure silk threads are weaved into sarees, which are then twisted and woven into pure silk sarees. While these sarees are now made on looms, Katan sarees were traditionally handwoven on handlooms. Banaras has captured affection all over again thanks to the fabric's exceptional softness and fineness.

2. Shattir

As we all know, brides demand a touch of modernity in their gowns, which makes Shattir an excellent choice. Under the name Banarasi, Shattir is the only fabric utilised to produce trendy and exclusive designs.

3. Organza (Kora) designed with zari and silk.

Brocades are the most beautiful and richly woven fabric where the patterns are patterned with different designs made by warp and weft. Silver threads are coated with gold and are then woven closely around a silk yarn to create zari brocade. This cloth is suitable for a Banarasi Saree for a wedding bride to make her look ravishing.

4. Georgette Banarasi Sarees

Georgette is a finely woven light fabric with a simple and straightforward weave, as you may already know. For modern sarees, this is more popular.

5. Jangla Banarasi Sarees

ajatva banarasi silk saree design

This particular print, which spreads a flora motif across the saree, is an adaption of the word Jangla, which can be described in this particular print, which spreads a vegetation motif over the saree. It's a type of brocade that's known for its complex weaving.

6. Tanchoi Banarasi Sarees

ajatva cotton silk saree

This is a lovely zari paisley or Labyrinth in the 'Jamawar' style. This is a different type of Banarasi silk saree that is famous for weddings, and it is woven with colourful weft silk strands by artists in Banaras. The pallu of this sari is frequently adorned with huge paisley motifs, while the border may have criss-cross patterns.


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