Handloom Banarasi Saree , An Evergreen Fashion
Handloom Banarasi Saree is one of the oldest and most enduring symbols of our civilization. Every piece of handloom cloth sold, goes a long way to provide a square meal to a hungry weaver. Uttar Pradesh, one of the Northern states of India is renowned for its exquisitely produced traditional silk sarees. Banaras (now Varanasi), the temple town of Uttar Pradesh is one among the four major Hindu pilgrimages of our country. Varanasi, a center of learning and civilization, is generally believed to be 3,000 years old.
Varanasi is known for world famous brocades and Handloom Banarasi Saree. Banaras prevents a classical art heritage of India in the form of gorgeous and fascinating brocades assimilating the spirit and traditions of several ages since the Vedic period. Ethnic Banarasi brocades (also known as Zari) are the finest example of superb craftsmanship of Indian artisans. Historians and foreign travelers referred the brocades of Banaras as the pride of places.
“Fine as the filmy webs and spider weavers”. – Ralph Fitch (1583)
The weavers or julahas at Banaras are mainly Muslims (Ansari) known as ‘Karigars’ which meant artist. Some Hindu weavers are also involved in brocade production. It is also mentioned in some text that during the famine of 1663, some migrated silk weavers came in Banaras and gave their full hand in brocade weaving.
Some Examples of Handloom Banarasi Saree to Buy Online
- Pure Banarsi Silk in Yellow colour Embroidery works only (without brocades works): elegantly crafted and will surely add to your wardrobe. Pair this piece with heels or flats for a graceful look
- Banarasi Brocade Silk Saree: Below on given link you will find some very good examples of Banarasi silk saree with Brocade works on it. Brocade work on saree brings a divine glow on wearing body. Indian women in such type of saree looks very beautiful and blessed with prosperity.