Out of all the famous aspect that have thrived in Benaras or Varanasi, such as the highly enriched culture, tradition, high standard of education, spirituality, Banarasi sarees and handlooms have held their place as usual. Vedic scriptures have recorded this gorgeous silk and brocade manufacturing in Banaras since the period before mugha era. It is even mentions there of textile trade with Varanasi amongst other countries and different continents. It is claimed that the textile and weaving industry in Varanasi or Banaras thrived way back in the Maurya period also. There are no such seals to confirm this textile or silk trade during that period, but the texts evidence does mention silk and gold fabric in them, which proves or point out for sure that Banarasi fabric was famous even then also.
Banarasi sarees are highly valued and popular for their intricate gold and silver work and unique lovely designs pattern. Since these sarees have a lot of zari thread work, they are usually very heavy. These handloom sarees usually take many days to months to be made by the weavers of Varanasi or Benaras. One of the old and famous store for such kind of traditional sarees in Varanasi is Rajesh Shah’s Jagdish Das & Co. which is popularly known as JDS Varanasi.
Banarasi sarees are a perfect amalgamation of Persian and Indian designs. These Banarasi Sarees are usually worn during marriages, festivals, parties and other such festivities, even some popular Bollywood celebrities also now a day opt for this banarasi sarees as their fashion statement because such sarees carry a lot of aura and the occasion to drape them should be important as well.
The loveliest and this generation most popular Bollywood movie actress is mostly seen with chiffon saree in various movie but an image of young generation’s reason of high heartbeat like Deepika Padukone here makes her look attractive and gorgeous in a traditional Banarasi saree as well. She looks a class apart in traditional sarees than any other western outfit or attire.
The “Dabang” girl with her cute and sensational look, while drapes in a banarasi saree. This gorgeous and electrifying look of her will surely be an inspiration factor to accept this saree as a latest fashion to most of the modern generation females with good sense of ethnic fashion with the touch of elegance.
The glamour queen and heartthrob of crores of Indian males for more than a decade sure looks incredibly ravishing in whatever she wears and her personality to magnify them perfectly, it also complements her beauty and her famous smile. Who can forget the elegance factor of “Chandramukhi” character with a Banarasi saree in movie “Devdas”.
Follow Shilpa’s style and you want to give Banarasi Saree a modern look Then her style good to go. Banarasi Saree with Silver Zari thread work is a real signature of Banarasi classic.