Banarasi sarees are the breathtaking reminders of the luxury and opulence of the regal era! Taking birth as a seedling in the vibrant city of Varanasi and blooming under the skilled hands and soulful eyes of the traditional artisans, Banarasi sarees are revered for their unmatched beauty and intricate workmanship.
Due to their ornate looks and classy magnificence, Banarasi sarees are an eternal favourite among brides and saree connoisseurs. They have an evergreen appeal due to a gorgeous confluence of vivid colours, metallic sheen, lush texture, intricate zari detailing and artistic motifs/jaal.
The story of Banarasi sarees
Tracing the root of banarasis will take us back to the 14th century! Woven out of silk threads and pure gold and silver zari, banarasis were especially woven for royalties and aristocrats. The craft evolved and thrived over the 18th and 19th centuries.
Post independence, lots of small scale industries sprung up in the historic city of Varanasi. It became a beautiful eco system that encompassed the traditional artisans from the neighbouring villages.
These beautiful six yard wonders have come a long way since then! Today, Varanasi has around 1.2 million people directly and indirectly associated with the handloom industry.
Banarasi sarees are woven out of pure silk and the motifs/jaal are crafted out of flattened thin golden alloy strips wound around silk yarns.
The saree design patterns are first punched on to paper, to guide the artisans to envisage the final design. They then work meticulously on handlooms or powerlooms to bring these weaves to life. In this world of cheap imitation silks, authentic banarasi sarees come with GI (geographical indication) certification.
Occasions and styling of Banarasi sarees
Banarasi sarees whisper exquisite opulence with their intricate inlay work and luminous sheen. They are a fabulous fit for festive occasions and weddings. From time immemorial, Red banarasi sarees have been the classic choice of many brides. As banarasis are spellbinding, keep your jewellery and accessories minimalistic for that classic royal finish.
Types of Banarasi sarees
Our Banarasi silks are pure works of art and strikingly pretty!
Banarasi Tussar sarees - Light and elegant Tussar sarees that gleam with the lustrous zari magic of Banarasi weaving... eye-catching radiance!
Floral Banarasis - Banarasis that reflect the true spirit of spring with their elaborate floral motifs, brocade and jaal...grace personified!
Animal and bird motif Banarasis - Banarasi sarees that teach you to be one with nature, with their delightful animal and bird detailing... endearingly delightful!
Contemporary Banarasis - Banarasis that charm with minimalistic designs and oodles of panache... sublimely elegant!
Bridal Banarasis - Banarasis that are all set to bring a royal glow to the ravishing bride... Strikingly magnificent!
Banarasi sarees stand ode to the artistic finesse and workmanship of traditional artisans. It takes anything between 15 days to a month to weave a saree. Though they command a premium price tag, our Banarasis start at just Rs 13,530.
Rs 15000 - Rs 20,000 - https://singhanias.in/collections/banarasi-tussars/products/229692
Rs 20,000 - Rs 30,000 - https://singhanias.in/collections/banarasi-tussars/products/241994
Rs 30,000 - Rs 50,000 - https://singhanias.in/collections/banarasi-tussars/products/bb101919
Over Rs 50,000 - https://singhanias.in/collections/animal-and-bird-motif-banarasis
Seeped in culture and tradition, our Banarasis are waiting to enrich your special moments!