BANARASI SAREES: A JOURNEY ALONG THE SILK ROUTE OF INDIA
The shimmering sand of India has something that has given artistic gems to the nation. From the streets of the Banaras, the artisans have the art of portraying Indian culture in silk clothing. This is what makes the handloom Banarasi Katan silk saree, a go-to staple on any occasion. They define the richly intricate designs woven in a pure silk saree.
From a wide choice of saree, silk has an undeniable place among women as well as in the fashion industry. The rich history and the culture of the holy city Banaras ooze the regality of the motifs and the floral prints in the silk clothing. Celebrities wearing royal silk in the amazing hues of colors lure the women to add this classic drape to their wardrobes.
If you are also intrigued and mesmerized by this classy ethnic attire, here is everything you must know about the fabric that you adorn.
Banarasi Saree: Where did it come from?
Mentioned in many Puranas, the historic admirers have depicted the silk drape as the clothing of gods. The origin of Banarasi silk is traced back to the time of the rise of the Mughal empire and gained rich popularity at that time. The Mughal emperor Akbar was fond of the silk fabric that not only his clothing but also his palace was also adorned with Banarasi silk in the form of carpets or curtains.
This affection towards the fabric inspired the people from the Muslim community to begin the weaving of Banarasi sarees to weave their culture. This is the reason that most of the designs are still inspired by the Mughal period. Banarasi silk sarees feature intricate intertwining of the floral and foliate motifs, kalga and bel, and a string of leaves which is called jhallar thereby making it the most fascinating weave.
The many variants of Banarasi Silk1. Katan Silk
Katan is plain pure silk that is woven out of pure and premium threads after undergoing fine processing and chemical treatments. With the modernization, the looms are used for weaving despite that, Kaashi Creations have pure handloom silk sarees to adorn you.2. Shattir
Used abundantly, Shattir silk is the preferred silk to weave sarees. Using the name Banarasi, only the Shattir silk is used for the creation of unique and contemporary designs.3. Organza or Kora
Organza or Kora silk is known for its intricacy and richly woven brocades with the uniqueness of warp and weft patterns. The silk sarees woven out of Organza or Kora silk feature the zari brocade with the gold-coated silver threads around the silk yarns. When women drape this around their bodies, it reflects a shimmering beauty in the light that really looks astonishing.
In the times of modernity and varying techniques of weaving silk sarees, we offer you pure Banarasi Katan silk sarees that would surely turn heads with your regal appearance. Still, thinking? Go and pick your best from our exclusive collection of premium silk sarees.