Legacy of Banarasi Weaves

Legacy of Banarasi Weaves

“Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than the legends.” - Mark Twain

The mesmerizing aura of Varanasi is impeccably transcending. A mere stroll in the vibrant and chaotic streets of Varanasi will leave you awestruck beyond anticipation. Ever so welcoming nature of people, food that takes you to heaven with a burst of flavor, the optimistic opulence of the ghats, and last but not the least, the authentic craft and culture of Banaras that is sure to soothe your senses; every chapter of Varanasi will make you want to never move on to the next chapter!

The artistry lineage at Banaras is unbelievable. Generations after generations have practiced and excelled at the art of weaving and gave birth to divine creations in the form of the authentic Banarasi Silk Sarees. In the 14th century, during the Mughal Kingdom was the first time when the gold threads found a way with the pure, immaculate silk threads and gave birth to the Weaves of Banaras. What earlier was just created for the Royals, was laterwards also adorned by common people. But even today, after all these years, if you own a pure, handwoven Banarasi silk saree then it’s a matter of pride and joy.

Sometimes, it takes even months to complete a single Banarasi silk saree because of the intricate details and precision that goes into the creation of exceptional designs. Over the centuries, the perfect blend of artist’s creativity, passion, skill set, and hard work led to the creation of a range of Banarasi silk sarees where the patterns formed are quite distinctive yet utterly beautiful.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and take a look at what all types of Banarasi weaves have won the hearts of women over the centuries.

 

 Katan Silk Saree

 

 Pure silk threads along with gold and silver threads are warp and weft to create a strong and durable yarn to weave. The gold or silver lends the entire weave an unmatchable luxurious sheen which amps up the whole look of Katan silk sarees. Due to the intricacy of details, a Katan Silk saree is a perfect addition to a bridal trousseau as well.

 

 Khadi Banarasi Silk Saree

 

 Another one of pure, handwoven Banarasi silk sarees in Khadi has made its way into the hearts and wardrobes of so many women worldwide. It is extremely lightweight and the sheen reflected by the intricate patterns created on the fabric of georgette and chiffon is impeccable. From a small event to your own wedding, a khadi silk saree can be worn at any time, on all occasions while making you look magnificent.     

   

Meenakari Silk Saree

 

 There is something magical about the entire process of weaving with hands. One such example of Banarasi Silk sarees is Meenakari Silk Saree. Even today, you’ll find that Meenakari silk sarees are passed on from one generation to the next. They carry a certain beauty that is unmatchable and whenever worn, they’ll definitely get you showered with compliments.

 

Traditional Jangla Work Saree  

 

 

Inspired by the mesmerizing elements present in the forest, the artisans of Banaras create the precise motifs done with a skill which is mastered over hundreds of years. The ‘pallu’ of this Jangla Silk saree is what steals the hearts and definitely is a piece of art.

If you are a bride and wish to add a traditional Banarasi silk saree to your wedding trousseau then a “Jangla” silk saree is a perfect choice. In fact, the auspiciousness which the artisans transcend from the holy land of Banaras reflects on this handcrafted saree amps up the beauty of Jangla Silk Saree.

 

Tussar Silk Saree

 

You don’t have to be a saree connoisseur to know about the divine beauty of the Tussar Silk saree. There is nothing like wearing an authentically handwoven saree. The weaving done intricately with hands is like a story being written or a song being sung. The pure silk saree is like having a connection with the artisan who created it with so much passion.

It is so versatile and can easily be worn on all occasions, be it a wedding you are attending or a professional presentation you are giving, you are sure to feel confident and comfortable in a Tussar silk saree.

 

Kora Silk Saree

 

The classy and royal aura of the Kora Silk saree adds to the beauty of your already amazing personality. The thread work, detailed and immaculate patterns, and the shade range; everything about a handcrafted Kora Silk saree will leave you awestruck. The process of creating this type of saree is mildly different but the sheer quality and the distinctive texture are what makes this saree loved by so many.

 

Afterwords

The artisans put their hearts into the making of every Banarasi silk saree at Fabpersona. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority and to make sure that you receive the top quality product that lives up to your expectations, we also provide you with an assurance certificate with our handwoven Banarasi silk sarees.

Do let us know which one among the many Banarasi silk sarees is your favorite and get in touch with us in case you have any queries about any of our sarees. We would love to have a chat with you!