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India is a land of handicrafts and the craftsmen responsible for these handicrafts.  We get to see the most intricate and beautiful handwork on fabric, whose beauty is just inexplicable. Saree is the traditional attire of an Indian woman and is also a piece of fabric art and creativity. There is an innumerable type of sarees available in India. All the Indian regions have a special kind of saree that is unique to their state. Banarasi silk saree is one of the most sought saree that has its own charm and beauty.  A Banarasi silk saree is manufactured in the city of Varanasi (previously called Banaras) in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The banarasi silk saree is distinguished by unique weaving patterns and design that reflects the influence of the Mughal era on the Indian culture. It is one of the most ancient form of sarees and has been a favourite since the epoch of our great-grandmothers and is still famous among today's millennial.  A banarasi silk saree has intricate weaving with golden threads called zari throughout the 6 yards of the saree fabric. The embroidery work is very fine and requires a great deal of precision and expertise. The fabric used for a traditional Banarasi saree is fine silk, but there are other alternates too like the Jamadani sarees and Banarasi georgettes sarees that utilise a mix of silk and cotton.


The distinct features of a Banarasi saree:

A banarasi silk saree is distinguished with special qualities like tight weaving, magnificent embroidery, metallic sheen and the delicate work of golden and silver threads.  As mentioned before the design and patterns of a Banarasi silk saree is highly inspired by the Mughals and the design usually consists of intertwined flowers and leaves, kalga and bel and a connected thread of leaves called as jhallar. Other type of embroidery includes mina work, tiny motifs, boota and patterned net (jaal). The making of a Banarasi silk saree can take 15 days to 6 months depending on how heavy and elaborate the work is. You can buy Banarasi silk saree online from the Craftsvilla store. They have a wide range of Banarasi silk saree as well as a wide range of lehengas, jewellery and all kinds of latest ethnic wear.

Banarasi silk saree is a definite must-have for the new brides. The heavy embroidery makes it the best pick to wear to festivals, wedding, and other parties. It gives a royal appearance and looks complete when worn with the right kind of gold jewelry.


Banarasi Silk Saree Price in India 2018 on Craftsvilla.com


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Banarasi Silk Sarees with Price

Orange Banarasi Silk Woven Partywear Saree

Rs. 2342

Pink Banarasi Silk Saree Woven Partywear

Rs. 2342

Blue Art Banarasi Silk Saree Woven Partywear

Rs. 2459

Pink Art Banarasi Silk Saree Woven Partywear

Rs. 2459

Pink Art Silk Woven Partywear Saree

Rs. 2459

Pink Color Silk Blend Buti Work Designer Banarasi Silk Saree

Rs. 2058

Purple Color Silk Blend Banarasi Silk Saree With Butta Work And Contrast Traditional Pallu

Rs. 2048

Grey With Maroon Color Silk Blend Saree

Rs. 1952

Orange Color Banarasi Silk Saree With Traditional Zari Border Work

Rs. 2037

Pink Color Poly Cotton Saree With Traditional Double Zari Border Work

Rs. 1483


Bridal prominence:

The Banarasi silk saree is a must-have and essential for a bridal wardrobe. There are several reasons why it is still loved by so many women whether young or aged. The first reason is that a banarasi silk saree is evergreen and never goes out of date. You can pass it on to generation to generation, and they will still be in vogue. Secondly, they are available in bridal colours like red, maroon, and pink, green that further highlights the gold embellished work. The pallu is also very heavy that has the most ornate design which makes it look even more opulent.  A newlywed woman shining in red and golden saree is an absolute delight.


Styling tips:

1.)    A traditional look: A saree if styled right on the right occasion can do wonders to a woman’s persona. The same goes with a Banarasi saree that is usually worn with kinds of blouses of the same colour and design. This is the traditional look that can never go wrong. If you have long hair then a beautiful bun adorned with red roses and a sleek mid parting is sure to complement a Banarasi silk saree. You should go for a choker gold necklace or traditional jewellery to finish the look.


2.) Trendy look: As mentioned before, Banarasi saree never goes out of fashion and you can always experiment with the style. You can swap the traditional blouse with designer blouse patterns or a shirt and drape it as you usually do. A messy hairdo with oxidized metallic jewellery is a great way to go trendy with a traditional Banarasi silk saree.


3.) Banarasi lehenga: A Banarasi silk lehenga is another great option for the young women. They can ditch the traditional saree and go for a Banarasi silk lehenga or a skirt for a more contemporary look. A Banarasi lehenga can be teamed up with a shirt top or an off-shoulder top or a contrasting lehenga jacket.


4.) Banarasi silk dupatta: The Banarasi styles have been diversified because of its great demand. It is not just the Banarasi silk saree that are being manufactured but Banarasi heavy dupattas, dress materials are also crafted in large number. They are mostly in bright colours like magenta, orange, green, blue that look stunning when worn with pastel suits and dresses.


The making of Banarasi sarees is an extensive task, and it takes a lot of time to complete a single piece. To meet the high demands, Banarasi sarees utilize various other substitutes like bronze threads that are gold plated for the weaving and fabrics like kora silk, organza(brocade) instead of the conventional fine silk. These replicas are so good that it is hard to distinguish between them and a pure Banarasi. However, nothing can replace the original Banarasi but these options are still not bad to try.


The authentic Banarasi silk saree price is quite high for the obvious reasons such as the use of superior and premium fabrics, the silver and gold threads that are made by melting the silver and then thin threads are pulled out that are further electroplated into gold yarns. These threads are used for the weaving process. A Banarasi silk saree is ornated and weaved with an intricate and complex design pattern that takes a lot of time and energy. The art of Banarasi weaving is passed from generation to generation and craftsmen recognise it as their ancestral heritage.

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