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About Banarasi Sarees Online

Varanasi in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is one of the famous holy cities in India, also known for its textile industry. The Banarasi sarees are famous all over India as well as other parts of the world. Banaras was a hub of cotton textile industry in the sixteenth century. It is believed that silk brocade weaving started here during the early seventeenth century, when the silk weavers from Gujarat migrated to Uttar Pradesh during the 1603 famines. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, brocade weaving flourished well in Banaras.

Banarasi Saree is made of pure silk and there are beautiful patterns weaved on the saree. These patterns are said to be a blend of Muslim or Persian designs, and Indian designs. They are woven with zari or resham threads. In the early periods, the zari was made of pure gold or silver treads. Earlier the weavers used handlooms instead of powerlooms.

The designs on Banarasi silk saree such as kalga and bel, intricate intertwining floral and foliate motifs and jhalar, which is a string of upright leaves at the outer edge of the border are some of the special features of this sare. These designs are inspired by Mughal designs. Other notable features of Banarasi silk sarees are compact weaving, gold work, figures with minute details, pallus, matallic visual effects and mina works.

There are four varieties of Banarasi saree, which are pure silk (katan), Organza (kora) with zari and silk, Georgette and Shattir. Jangla, Tanchoi, Vaskat, Cutwork, Tissue and Butidar are the varieties according to the designs used.

In 2009 Banaras Brocades Sarees got the GI status. According to this, no sari or brocade can be sold under the name of Banaras sari and brocade unless it is made in the six districts of Uttar Pradesh, which are Banaras or Varanasi, Mirzapur, Chandauli, Jaunpur, Bhadohi and Azamgarh.

Making a Banarasi saree is a time consuming work which needs a lot of attention as many intricate designs are made. So it takes about 15 days to one month for making a saree. If the designs are very complicate, it takes even 6 months to complete one saree.

You also get dress materials made of Banarasi silk fabric. Banarasi sarees are worn on special occasions like weddings, religious events and on festive seasons.

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