Katan Silk vs. Satin Silk Sarees: Which One Should You Choose?

Katan Silk and Satin Silk are both types of Banarasi Silk Sarees, but still, they carry a lot of differences among them. One of the reasons why their names are often taken together and people get confused among them is because of their looks & appearance. Both Katan silk sarees and Satin silk sarees primarily carry a shiny, lustrous, and polished appearance, which gets people confused between them and they generally end up choosing the wrong one, un-proportional to their needs.

Differences between Katan Silk and Satin Silk Sarees

Despite carrying similar looks & appearance, Both Katan and Satan Silk Sarees have many uncommon things among them. Coming to the texture differences they have, Katan Silk sarees are often soft and lightweight whereas Satin silk sarees are heavy, glossy, and smooth. The most uncommon thing between them is their style of weaving, Katan Silk sarees are handwoven made on handloom considering the plain-weave technique (Also known as the tabby weave technique), which is a simple way of weaving where you take one yarn over, then under, keep repeating this pattern with each strand of yarn running up and down which makes it sturdy and durable.
When it comes to the Satin silk weaving technique, a wrap-dominated technique, in this method threads that run up and down (the wrap) are more prominent than the one that runs side by side (the weft). In Satin, the warp threads cross over multiple in a certain order, typically at least five warp threads before changing direction. This creates a shiny, smooth fabric on one side and less shiny on the other.

Which one should you choose?

Katan Silk?

As you know now Katan Silk sarees are generally soft, lightweight, and rough in texture but they can subtly give a royal look if it has heavy embroideries of golden and silver zari, and if you’re eager to know, when you should drape Katan silk sarees and step out to reveal the luxury, then Katan Silks sarees can be your best companion on special occasions such as weddings, festivals, formal events, etc. Not only special events but you can also wrap up your casual gatherings because Katan Silk Sarees are so easy to drape and lightweight, it makes you hassle-free.

Satin Silk?

But Katan Sarees have a non-glossy texture so they may not shine you brighter like Satin Silk sarees can do. Satin Silk sarees have an enormous glossy & shiny nature, and they subtly reflect light, which makes them eye-catching. Satin Silk sarees generally have sequins, beads, and embroidery hand-loomed work, which makes them heavier to drape.

So Satin silk sarees must be preferable when you want to stand out from the crowd, when you want to be in the spotlight, like at a wedding or any special occasions where you’re in the main role. The shine and lustrous texture can be your true companion in elevating your persona.

Shop Katan & Satin Silks

Till now, you must have already understood the fashionable differences and for sure have decided according to needs. You must be wondering where to buy pure silk saree online for women. Chinaya Banaras can be your one shop for all kinds of saree shopping. Katan Handloom Banarasi Silk Sarees Online, in which Kadhwa woven, Rangkat, and Meenakari Jaal woven are most exclusive. Our all Handloom silk sarees are crafted with love of artisans and we use only pure silks in our sarees which make the silk mark certified.
We also have exclusive Satin silk sarees online, in which Handwoven, Shikargah, Embellished, and Kadhwa wovens are the most exclusive.

Kadhwa Handloom Banarasi Katan Silk Saree (CSR-1184)


Handwoven with a Leheriya pattern and Kadhwa weaving, this Katan Silk saree is adorned with a golden and silver zari ethnic bird motif. Carrying a handwoven meenakari border and tanchoi handwoven pallu will fill you with a sparkle of elegance.


Majestic Purple Rangkat Handwoven Banarasi Katan Silk Saree (CSR-1169)
Majestic Purple Rangkat Handwoven Banarasi Katan Silk Saree - Chinaya Banaras

With the Royal Rangkat motifs with the integration of golden and silver zati along the design, this Katan Silk Saree features a contrasting zari woven border and pallu. Crafted with luxury Katan Silk it will add colours of charm into your persona with ease.


Shikargah Handwoven Banarasi Satin Silk Saree (CSR-1151)
Pastel Pink Shikargah Handwoven Banarasi Satin Silk Saree - Chinaya Banaras

With intricate floral Jaal in water gold zari, This Reshmi Satin Silk saree carries Shikargh motifs all over the saree and border. Being handwoven this Saree has also watergold work golden zari and pallu. Its royal pink colour gives you the shine and spotlight wherever you go. Pair it with a matching colour unstitched blouse piece, this saree is best for an exclusive celebration of charm.


Deep Purple Ethnic Handwoven Banarasi Satin Silk Saree (CSR-1156)
Deep Purple Ethnic Handwoven Banarasi Satin Silk Saree - Chinaya Banaras

Having a handwoven necklace pattern border and pallu, This Satin Silk Saree carries ethnic buti and majestic watergold zari. Its pointed upward golden zari motif brings an aura of luxury into the essence of this saree and Its Royal Purple colour marks a statement to you.

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