Saree – Saree is one of the ethnic wears of India. If someone asks for us, what’s the traditional wear of India, suddenly we say Saree. Because the ethnicity of an Indian woman is popular all over the world. Most people say that saree is a cultural dress of some specific part of India. We can’t say that its true. You can see in South Indian states Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka ladies always wear saree. If you move towards Maharashtra there is a different style of wearing saree, this style is called Gurgi style. In Gujarat, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and other North East states we oftenly see the women in their traditional dress saree.
Banarasi Saree – There is a famous city in the Uttar Pradesh, It’s Banaras or Varanasi or Kashi. It’s a holy city, because it’s located on the bank of the Ganga river. Banarasi Saree, every Indian familiar with this word. Banarasi Saree emerged and get its name from the name of holy city Banaras. Banarasi Saree is a category of sarees and it is one of the finest sarees of India. Typically, Banarasi Saree is hand crafted on silk fabric with gold and silver brocade thread work. And it takes around 12 days to make one saree. Banarasi silk saree is heavier than other silk sarees, because of its beautiful crafted work on it. This saree beautifies by Kalga and bel motifs which are inspired by Mughal Era designs.
Mostly there are 3 persons require to weave a Banarasi Saree. And one incredible thing is that sometimes it takes 6months or more time if design of saree is royal and complex. These types of sarees we call a royal banarasi saree. Today, Banaras is considered as one of the most famous saree netting destinations in India. Weaving Saree is a family profession in Banaras. People of Banaras get the art of weaving saree from their previous generation and expert in beautifying the saree with motifs. Silk fabric which is used in the banarasi saree is sourced from South India.
Some famous types of Banarasi Sarees:
- Pure Silk Saree
- Butidar Saree