Banaras is a sensorial experience; it touches and teases one’s senses at so many points and levels. There are so many colors, so many sounds and mouth-watering smells. One such smell is that of deep fried delicacies, filled with masaledar stuffing, bathing in glistening oil. The smell is so strong that it literally gives you wings and makes you fly towards those stalls filled with the grey from all the frying and reds from all the chilly! This saree is a take on these unique colours.
Length: 6.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: Yes, the saree comes with a running blouse piece as shown in the 5th image.
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse named as Surkhi
Fabric: Katan Silk and polyester
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!
Feminine charm exudes from her being while she pranced around the garden of life. Her unassuming beauty possessed magnetic fields that created her very own universe of bliss around her. She is Aparajita !
Length: 5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: No
1. Hand wash separately in cold water and salt
2. Don't soak it in water for more than 5 minutes
3. Medium iron
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse from our in house collection. To view similar blouses -
Fabric: Mul Cotton
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Color may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness.
NOTE : Fall and ending is not required for a ruffle saree. You can drape this saree like a regular saree as it is not pre stitched.
Ruffles are the perfect addition to the incredibly soft and light made-in-heaven Mul fabric. These pretty ruffle sarees are an amazing addition to your wardrobe because they offer the perfect mix of elegance and spunk.
The mul cotton is what we call ‘made in heaven’ at Suta. Known in West Bengal as mul mul, the fabric is what can be categorised as muslin cotton. It is believed that this fine method of weaving cotton can be traced back to even before the Indus valley civilization. What makes this fabric special is the almost magical process of weaving it. Cotton fibres are separated and spun into strong threads. The lightest and the most delicate fibres are separated and are then spun into muslin thread. These are then woven into fabrics by skilled weavers. The history of muslin weaving is a beautiful chapter in the history of Indian textiles. The process of the yore was much more complex and involved many unique tools that look primitive but worked like magic. The upper jaw of a catfish was used to initially clean the cotton before spinning. To separate the lightest fibres, a Dhunkar (a bamboo bow) was used, which when strung in a distinctive way made the lighter fibres rise above the heavier ones. This process gave the title ‘woven air’ to the muslin fabric
As the stealthy clouds crept up and sucked out the water from the sea, parts of the resplendent blue sea around became just a bit bluer as they witnessed the salt and the water separate. Every part of the sea had gone through the same at some point and they were always there for the parts that went through this mandatory ritual. For months that followed, the separated salt and water had to stay in long distance relationships, taking the help of the monsoon winds to communicate. As the salt patiently waited in its place, the water went on a journey of discovering everything the world had to offer. But, when the day came to reunite, both of them knew that it was the only thing that they could have ever wanted.
The checks are always a favourite and these classic blues ones with delicate zari detailing are just irresistible. Drape this handloom cotton saree and feel like a true water girl!
Length: 5.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: No
Wash care: Dry wash
Blouse: Ta, the model is wearing a blouse from our in house collection
Fabric: Handloom Cotton
The handloom cotton is a type of fabric that is woven using hand operated looms. Two sets of interlacing yarns, the warp (length) and weft (width), are woven on a mechanised loom operated by weavers. These looms do not use electricity. Human handling lends the fabrics a unique feel and renders the fabrics more value. The resultant fabric is softer, more durable and much more comfortable than machine-made fabrics. Handloom cotton is more breathable and thus feels lighter in summers and provides more insulation in winters. The dyeing process also becomes easier for handloom cotton as the colour penetration is substantially more. Hues are absorbed better thus look resplendent on handloom cotton.
The art of hand weaving is labour intensive and takes a longer time. But, the beauty it adds to the fabric is priceless. Choosing handloom cotton supports the rich weaving heritage of India and lets the weavers carry on the precious art-form to the future generations as well.