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Banarasi sarisaresarismade inVaranasi, a city which is also called “Benares.” These saris are in the past careful to be among the finest saris inIndiaand are known for their gold and silver brocade, finesilkand opulent embroidery, and being extremely sought after. These saris are made of finelywoven silkand are decorated with intricate design, and since of these engravings, thesesarisare moderately heavy.

Stylish Banarasi Saris

Their special individuality areMughalinspireddesignssuch as involved intertwine floral and foliate motifs, kalga and bel, a string of straight leaves call jhallar at the outer, edge of border is a characteristic of thesesarees. Other idiosyncratic features are Heavy gold work, Compact weaving, figures with small facts, metallic visual effects, pallus, jal (a net like pattern), and mina work. These saris are an expected part of any Indian bride’s trousseau.
Depending upon the complexity of designs andpattern, a sari can take anywhere from 15 days to a one month and sometimes up to six months to complete.
Banarasisaris are mostly worn by Indian women on imperative occasion such as when presence a wedding and are expected to be complemented by the woman’s best jewelry.

Stylish Banarasi Saris

HISTORY:
Ralph Fitch (1583–91) describeBanarasas a thriving sector of the cotton textile industry. The earliest mention of the brocade and Zari textiles ofBanarasis found in the 19th century. With the relocation ofsilkweavers from Gujarat during the famine of 1603, it is likely that silk brocade weaving started in Banaras in the seventeenth century and urban in excellence during the 18th and 19th century. During the Mughal period, around 14th century, weaving of brocades with intricate designs using gold and silver threads became the specialty ofBanaras.
The sari making is more of a cottage business for about 12 lakh people associated directly or indirectly with thehandloom silkbusiness of the region around Varanasi surrounding Gorakhpur, Chandauli, Bhadohi, Jaunpur and Azamgarh districts.

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