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Banarsi Sarees

The Banarasi Saree is an Indian woman's statement to the world. It speaks of romance or riches, of sobriety or gaiety, of sophistication or innocence. It is said that a Banarasi Saree rarely fails to flatter a woman, making her feel fragile and feminine. It is an instant fashion, created by the hands of the weaver and subject to none of the vagaries and changes that plague the fashions of the western world. Bharatplaza provides you a rare and precious collection of Banarasi Saree. All the Banarasi Sarees displayed on this website are carefully collected. The information given regarding its cloth and other details is for transparent shopping on the part of our customers. We assure our customers that they will get the same product displayed here and of same quality as it is mentioned in the product description of the Banarasi Sarees. In the most ancient and sacred city of Varanasi, there thrives an equally ancient tradition. Thousands of weavers are engaged in weaving Benaras saris. Benaras is the other name for Silk Saris. The Banarasi saris gained popularity during the Mughal era. During this period, all art was amalgamated to create a fusion of aesthetics. Persian motifs and Indian designs on silk studded with gold and silver remained the cue of Mughal patronage.

Today banarasi sarees are being exported worldwide. Bharatplaza the exporter of Indian sarees gives you the latest range of banarasi sarees, banarsi sarees, banarasi saris, beneras saris from Benaras for online shopping of Indian benarasi saree, also you can learn more about benarasi sarees and its origin. There are mainly four varieties of Benarasi sari available today. They are pure silk (katan); organza (kora) with zari and silk; georgette, and shatter. The sari making is more of a cottage industry for several million people around Varanasi encompassing Gorakhpur and Azamgarh as well. A Brief History of Banarasi Sari The tradition of making Varanasi or Banarasi sarees in Varanasi or Banaras is very ancient. But it has continued to be passed down from one generation to another and continues to flourish. One will find thousands of weavers making the Varanasi silk saree in this scared city even today. The training usually begins when one is as young as 10 years. It is believed that the making of Varanasi saree gained prominence during the Mughal rule. Persian motifs were fudged with Indian designs on silk to create the distinct flowery patterns so typical of Varanasi saris today.

Types of Banarsi Sarees There are following four basic varieties of Banarasi silk saree: * Pure Silk Saree (Katan) * Organza Saree (Kora), with Zari And Silk * Georgette Saree * Shattir Saree Making of a Banarasi Silk Saree Earlier the silk for Banarasi sari used to be imported from China, but nowadays they come from mainly from Bangalore in South India. Banarasi sarees earlier used to bear designs made out of original gold and silver threads and thus, used to cost several lakhs of rupees. They were worn by the people from royal families only. If the designs were too elaborate, manufacturers then even took a year’s time to make create a single saree. Since the use of simple threads came into prominence, even those Indians with average income came to afford Vanarasis. An ideal Banarasi Sari comprises of somewhere around 5600 thread wires, all of them 45-inch wide. The base of the sari is woven on the power loom. In case of weaving the warp, the craftsmen make the base, which is around 24 to 26 m long. One of the most important aspects of weaving Banarsi silk sarees of India is the teamwork involved. Typically, three weavers are involved in the creation of the saree. One of them weaves the saree, while the second one is engaged at the revolving ring, where bundles are created.

At the time of bundling a new process of designing the motifs begins. For creating design boards, the first thing that is done by an artist comprises of sketching the design on a graph paper, along with color concepts. Before selecting the final design, punch cards are created. A single design of an Indian Benarasi saree requires hundreds of perforated cards for the implementation of the idea. Different threads and colors are used on the loom to knit the prepared perforated cards. The knit perforated cards are then paddled in a systematic manner. This is done to ensure that the main weaving picks up the right colors and pattern.