If Banaras in the day is a spectacle, the night is a sight to behold! After the Ganga Aarti, the entire place seems to vibrate with a fresh spirit, a vibe so lively. The sparkling diyas float in the water and this sight stretches to infinity. The warm breeze and the dark sky are perfect settings to discover your deepest self. You can sit on the banks and gaze at the sights for hours, reveling in the darkness that puts the spotlight on the entire place! This saree embodies all that the nights in Banaras are!
Length: 6.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: Yes, the saree comes with a running blouse piece as shown in the 5th image.
1. Dry wash
2. Low iron if needed
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse named as Imarti
Fabric: Semi Tissue Silk
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Colour may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness.
There are some things in the world that depreciate in value with the passing of time. However, there are other things that become more and more valuable with time. Old is truly considered gold in such cases. A fine example for this is the Banarasi saree. The Banarasi saree is a product of one of the oldest surviving saree weaving techniques in our country and has survived centuries of cultural change and transformations. These sarees are unique as they use real gold and silver zari threads for weaving. These threads are flattened strips of gold or silver alloys that are then woven to form beautiful patterns and motifs on the saree.
The weavers of Banaras pass on this timeless craft to the next generation as a way of life itself. Right from tracing patterns to be woven on the saree, sourcing the threads, dying the threads and then weaving, the entire process takes anywhere between 15 days to 6 months depending upon the complexity of the designs. But, the end result is a unique, Banarasi silk saree that is irreplaceable in a woman’s wardrobe!