Traditions, culture, festivals, and celebrations: India is a land of diversity and unanimity. People here are celebrants of every minor and major event. Every celebration here is a worthwhile cinematic experience that will engrave memories in your mind. Each of these events calls for a massive display of runway-worthy designer pieces of clothing. With its impeccable handloom industry, the country’s rich and everlasting legacy only seems to be worth treasuring. When talking about the incredible handloom industry of India, how can we miss talking about one of its finest creations—the Banarasi Saree? The creation of a Banarasi Saree is one of the biggest legacies of Indian heritage and culture. India takes pride in offering brilliantly designed, intricately handcrafted Banarasi silks to women all across the world.
A traditional, pure Banarasi Saree is an exquisite handloom that every woman must cherish in her closet. Being woven in the holy land of Varanasi, the age-old weave has been considered one of the foremost sartorial additions to a bridal trousseau. It is in its unexampled craftsmanship, vibrance of the colours, peculiar, unimaginable designs, and unparalleled charm and opulence that makes the bride feel so connected to a bridal Banarasi Saree. As per the legend, the Banarasi weave was first brought to India from Persia during the Mughal era. Back then, it was considered a symbol of royalty and luxury and was extensively adorned by members of the royal family and other rich aristocrats. Nur Jahan Begum was known to design the Banarasi fabrics herself, which contributed greatly to their fame. The heirloom-worthy weave was popular during those times and has retained its fame even today.
Celebrities x WeaverStory Banarasi Sarees
From runways to the festive-ready wardrobes of women across the world, Banarasi Silk Sarees are extensively bought to slay through various special occasions such as big, fat Indian weddings, grand celebrations, cocktail parties, festivals, and so much more. Time and again, celebrities have adorned the time-tested, traditional Banarasi Sarees and rocked the look like the queens that they are. From the iconic Bhanurekha Ganesan to the most beautiful Deepika Padukone, celebs have often chosen the classic masterpiece to make an entrance at various events. We at WeaverStory take pride in not only cherishing the Banarasi handloom craftsmanship and making Banarasi handlooms available to our valuable customers but also taking a leap into the industry by being a celeb-favorite brand for designer Banarasi Sarees. Let’s take a glimpse at some of our finest creations adorned by the most beautiful celebrities in the Indian cinema industry.
Being one of the most beautiful actresses and models in the Indian cinema industry, the "Jind Mahi" actress is highly praised and admired for her iconic looks. Every look she chooses to be in turns out to be an Instagram-worthy extravaganza flooded with positive comments, love, and blessings. Her essence is best seen in and cherished by the Punjabi film and music industries. The "Honsla Rakh" star draped herself in the elegance of a custom-made WeaverStory Banarasi saree, and how! The ravishing red Banarasi saree was precisely handcrafted by brilliant Banarasi artisans with intricately crafted delicate gold zari, which brings out its elegance like no other.
The mesmerizing drape was made using the age-old Kadhwa weaving technique and was greatly embellished with Ashrafi bootis all over its expanse. The gold, lustrous border served as a scene-stealer, adding a touch of glamour and class to the saree. She chose to go down the classic, traditional route, which is why the red Banarasi saree was paired with statement temple jewellery. The V-neck blouse, sleek bun, and beautiful Bindi showcased her femininity, elegance, and charm in the most beautiful ways.
Priya Prakash Varrier
The Malayalam film actress who took the internet by storm with her viral wink video from the film "Oru Adaar Love," has been only gaining traction for her captivating looks ever since. The internet sensation slays countless heart-stealing looks at various film and red-carpet events. The "4 Years'' actress chose a bold, royal look and appeared supremely elegant in the blue banarasi saree.
The pure Katan silk saree was thoughtfully crafted using the age-old Kadhwa weaving technique by hand by the master artisans of Banaras. The intricate gold and silver bootis richly decorated all over its surface, adding a touch of royalty to this imperial piece of art. Heavily embellished with floral and other designs along the border and pallu, this saree is a showstopper that only added to the actress’s beauty. The ‘wink girl’ chose to ditch the blouse and paired the saree with heavy kundan jewellery. Her jewellery comprised 1 choker necklace, 1 long necklace, studs, traditional sheesh phool, a huge ring, kadas, and bangles, all of which were adorned with a combination of moissanite polki stones, red stones, and white motis.
The "Jersey" actress has been enjoying the limelight for her incredible work in the film industry. From her television career with shows like "Kumkum Bhagya" and "Nach Baliye 7" to making a mark in the Indian film industry with her remarkable performances in films like "Sita Ramam" and "Batla House," the actress embraced her journey by slaying some of the most captivating looks of all time. The "Ghost Stories" actress draped herself in the most distinguished WeaverStory masterpiece, which was an orange pure katan handloom richly decorated with floral jaal all over its expanse.
The Angoor Jangla design used in its making adds a touch of elegance to the six yards. She chose to keep the look simple and let the saree take center stage, which is why she adorned a nude makeup look with pink lips and chained gold earrings.
The "Most Desirable Woman on Television 2020," Ramya Pandian is famous for her incredible performances in "Joker" and "Aan Devathai." The Bigg Boss star draped herself in the luxury of the pink pure katan silk and slayed it like the queen that she is! Talking about the saree, the scintillating pink Banarasi saree was intricately handcrafted with gold and silver Aada jaal all over its expanse.
The alluring gold zari work on the pallu was meticulously crafted by Banarasi artisans to keep you hooked on its aesthetic appeal. The Tamil actress chose to keep her look simple yet appealing; hence, she paired the saree with a traditional moissanite Polki necklace set adorned with timeless pearls at the bottom. She kept her makeup subtle and added a Bindi for grace.
We at WeaverStory believe in offering our cherished clientele handlooms that make them look drop-dead gorgeous on a broad spectrum of special occasions. With our exquisite collection of Banarasi Sarees, we bring you not only our celeb-favorite masterworks but also the ones that are destined to fit your style and personality, along with being an heirloom-worthy product you will want to pass on to future generations. What are you waiting for? Bring home the elegance of WeaverStory Banarasi Sarees and be prepared to be the talk of the town.
Author: Simran Shaikh