Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Stylish Banarasi Saree - Latest Indian Saree Designs
Banarasi saris are saris complete in Varanasi, a city which is also called “Benares.” These saris are historically careful to be among the premium saris in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade, fine silk and wealthy embroidery, and being highly sought after.
Banarasi saris are saris made in Varanasi, a city which is also called “Benares.” These saris are in the past careful to be among the finest saris in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade, fine silk and opulent embroidery, and being extremely sought after. These saris are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate design, and since of these engravings, these saris are moderately heavy. Their special individuality are Mughal inspired designs such 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 these sarees. 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 and pattern, a sari can take anywhere from 15 days to a one month and sometimes up to six months to complete. Banarasi saris 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.
Ralph Fitch (1583–91) describe Banaras as a thriving sector of the cotton textile industry. The earliest mention of the brocade and Zari textiles of Banaras is found in the 19th century. With the relocation of silk weavers 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 of Banaras..
The sari making is more of a cottage business for about 12 lakh people associated directly or indirectly with the handloom silk business of the region around Varanasi surrounding Gorakhpur, Chandauli, Bhadohi, Jaunpur and Azamgarh districts .