Category Archives: History of Banarasi Sarees

Banarasi Saree in Making

Banarasi Saree in Making

सिल्क और ज़री के काम के चलते बनारसी वस्त्र उद्योग दुनिया भर में प्रसिद्ध है। बनारसी साड़ियों पर होने वाली पारंपरिक कलाकारी का अपना एक विज्ञान है, जो हर कोई नहीं कर सकता। आख़िर कहां से शुरू होता है बनारसी साड़ी का सफर? क्या है इसकी ख़ासियत? जानिए ये सब जादुई बुनाई के इस एपिसोड […]

Jagdish Das And Co -JDS Varanasi Is Ready To Welcome The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Jagdish Shah And Company Is Ready To Welcome The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - JDS Varanasi

VARANASI, the land of traditions, culture and a perfect model of the ancient India. It is a city of vibrant colors, enthusiastic people and the world-famous Ghats. The land would welcome you with beautiful Ganga Aarti and a sunrise that surely is not to be missed. VARANASI is also famous for the exquisite BANARASI SAREES […]

Delve To Explore The Vibrant Holy City Of Varanasi

Jagdish Das & Company - JDS Varanasi

Banaras the present day city of Varanasi in U.P. is one of the most interesting and vibrant places to visit in India. From the numerous temple visits in the morning to women in bright sarees that line the Ganges for sunrise bathing, the cultural traditions passed on for centuries continue even today. Varanasi has a […]

Weaving magic in Varanasi

Varanasi handloom weavers need design support for survival

The city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on the banks of the river Ganges is considered as one of the holiest cities in India. Characterized by a maze of narrow lanes and meandering by lanes it has a history of culture and traditional crafts that are centuries old. Varanasi has been a hub of silk […]

Banarasi Sarees – by the Weaver, from the Weaver

Banarasi Sarees - by the Weaver, from the Weaver

Following the tradition of threads all their lives, the only goal of the weavers of Banarasi sarees is to continue the thread of tradition. Acquiring high technical proficiency in weaving from their predecessors and passing them to their successors, these skillful artisans carry the passion of weaving in their hearts and are instrumental in keeping the invaluable […]

IN SEARCH OF THE REAL BANARASI SARI

IN SEARCH OF THE REAL BANARASI SARI

On the very first day of my pursuit of the authentic high-quality Banarasi sari, the conversation has already taken on a dream-like quality, leaving mere ‘luxury’ far behind. It has casually taken in the East India Com­pany Resident, the royals of Banaras, Queen Elizabeth II, Indira Gandhi, designer Rajesh Pratap Singh and we are now discussing […]

Banarasi Sarees: A traditional fashion statement with elegance you can forward to the next generation

Banarasi Sarees: A traditional fashion statement with elegance you can forward to the next generation

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 […]

The rise and fall of the Banarasi Handloom Saree

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BANARASI HANDLOOM SAREE

There was a time when Banarasi silks were the emperors of the saree market, but in the removal of trade barriers in 1991 and the coming of the power loom toppled them. Jagdish Shah and Ashok Dhawan are amongst the most well-established wholesale dealers of banarasi handloom sarees in Banaras. The duo take us through the […]