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Banarasi Silk Sarees

Six yards of sheer elegance that suits every woman, the saree is one outfit that never asks you to fit in and always makes you stand out. When we talk about sarees, can we possibly leave the resplendent Banarasi Silk Sarees behind?

Originating from the mystic land of Varanasi, an ancient city also known as Benares (Banaras), these sarees are among the finest in India. Known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery, these silk sarees are relatively heavy. Made of finely woven silk and embellished with intricate design, the sarees are the preferred choice of ethnic wear. Depending upon how intricate the design is, it takes a weaver from 15 days to a month and sometimes up to six months to complete. Indian women wear Banarsi silk sarees for almost every important life occasion and it is rare for it to be missing from an Indian woman’s bridal trousseau.

The art of weaving a Benarasi silk saree became a speciality of the Banaras during the Mughal period, around the 14th century. Use of brocades with intricate designs with gold and silver threads became popular then. The four main varieties of Banarasi sari include pure silk (Katan), Organza (Kora) with Zari and silk; Georgette, and Shattir. Varieties of Banarasi silk saree include organza, satin borders, jangla, brocades, tanchoi, cutwork, and resham butidar.

Each variety is treated differently. The tissue sarees are woven with golden zari brocade to add an amount of sheen to the saree. The saree’s borders and pallu are patterned with self-woven paisleys. Butidar sarees are woven with brocade threads made of silver, silk, and gold. The darker shade of gold compared to the silver threads gives the saree a beautiful shade effect and has earned the brocade patterning the name Ganga-Jamuna. Next we have the Jangal sarees which are woven with colourful silk threads and it is decorated with detailed patterns that are inspired from the Jangala motifs and vegetation. These intricate designs usually fall along the saree.

Now comes the important question, how to buy silk saree online? Where do you get ethnic wear for women online? The answer is simple.

Make your pick from Chinaya Banaras – The ethnic wear for woman online store.

Our designs and quality are unquestionable. Just like the grace and beauty of a Banarasi Silk Saree. These gorgeous beauties are a must-have in every wardrobe and are the favourite of celebrities in India and now, abroad. From Cherry Red to Deep Purple, Golden Yellow Katan Silk to Green Kadhwa Weave, Chinaya Banaras has it all making it the best place to buy silk saree online. At Chinaya, you can also find ready to wear Kurtasets, Co-rd Sets, dupattas and much more.

We are the preferred ethnic wear for women online store. Take your pick from our collection today – remember, a thing of beauty is a joy forever!