While waterfalls, mountains and beaches give us sceneries that we love. On the other end of the spectrum, the bustling sights of Banaras are sceneries by themselves and incredible ones at that! An integral part of this unforgettable scenery is the vibrant array of flowers strewn all over the streets and vendors with carts full of pink roses and yellow marigolds. Oh! These flowers just bring magic into one of the most surreal places on the planet and now the colours come alive on our saree!
Length: 6.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches
Blouse Piece: Yes, the 5th image is of the blouse piece
1. Dry wash
2. Low iron if needed
Blouse: Su, the model is wearing a blouse named as Chandni
Fabric: Katan Silk and polyester
Disclaimer: Slight colour variations are due to photography location and light conditions
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!