Banarasi sarees are one of those ethnic garments or tradition which are passed from generation to generation, much in the same way as a mother passes on her precious jewels to her beloved daughter. As far as in Indian cultural tradition concern, a well-made Banarasi exudes classic elegance and style, while giving the wearer a beautiful classy, ethnic look. The Banarasi saree was invented and is woven in the northern Indian city of Varanasi, it is called Benares or Banaras, which happens to be current PM Mr. Modi’s political constituency and one of the holiest cities for Hindus, who consider it the eternal home of Lord Shiva, the Supreme God of Hindu religion. One of the famous, old and traditional saree store is Rajesh Shah’s Jagdish Das & Co., popularly known as JDS Varanasi in Varanasi where you can get the latest design and gorgeous eye catching Banarasi saree.
The inherent beauty of a pure Banarasi saree is self-evident to anyone who lays eyes on it, here are few of the distinguishing characteristics of this fashion statement of Banarasi sarees.
Why should you forward this fashion to your next generation?
It’s use finest and skin friendly fabrics
The Banarasi silk sarees made of fine, and soft silken materials. The luster of silk is perfectly suited to the luxurious vibe of these sarees; sometimes, silk and cotton or combinations as well as georgette and shatter materials may also be used. Sometimes, thinner silk varieties like organza may be used to achieve a more sensuous, body draping effect which is suitable and more skin friendly than other fabrics
The Zari threads makes it special
The defining look of this Banarasi saree fashion statement is achieved using silver or gold threads called zari thread, nowadays, gold coated copper threads are much popular as a trendy fashion.
The Strong Weaving techniques
All these Banarasi sarees are typically made of thick brocade and zari woven fabrics in various handloom factories, where the style of weaving incorporates the special design patterns into the fabric itself, though actually giving the appearance that is has been embroidered on. That is why Banarasi sarees are very long lasting, so they are often pass from one generation to the next one.
The Stylish Unique Designs and Patterns
However, the kind of designs and patterns of Banarasi saree often seen on sarees of Varanasi region reflects a distinct Mughal era influence. That is why many people consider this saree is a perfect amalgamation of Hindu and Mughal artistry. A Banarasi sari would typically come with effusive leaves or floral patterns inspired by Mughal era, as well as booti patterns all over the fabric. The use of such rich designs on sumptuous fabrics creates the ultra-luxurious look and a trendy fashion style that these outfits are famous for.
When a mother passes a Banarasi saree to her daughter or gift a Banarasi saree in her daughter marriage, it also reflects she is passing her cultural heritage or beauty of his culture to the new generation.