India, the land of diverse cultures, traditions, and religions, is home to the richest heritage legacy of handicrafts. With invitations for countless festivals, celebrations, and nonetheless, big, fat Indian weddings piling up on your desk, you are bound to experience what we call "what am I going to wear anxiety." In times like these, women with fine taste in classic fashion apparel would raid their grandmothers' wardrobes and pull out supremely elegant handlooms they could don at such events. However, women looking for contemporary fits that can also be adorned at a broad spectrum of special occasions while being heirloom - worthy spend hours scrolling online or exploring markets to pick captivating handlooms for themselves. Either way, they are going to land on either an exquisite Banarasi Saree or a breathtaking Kanjivaram work of art.
You must be aware that almost every festival celebrated in India has roots that can be traced back to ancient times and perhaps even a mythological story behind it. These fascinating tales reflect the relevance of the celebrations and are stories passed on to future generations to remain a tradition that is carried forward through the coming years. This stands true even when it comes to the extraordinary handlooms we often treasure in our closets. While their aesthetic appeal, durability, and sheer luster are what keep us hooked on them, it is their mystical history and impeccable craftsmanship that make them truly heirloom-worthy. While India is home to a myriad of exquisite handlooms, silk sarees being the most prominent among women of all generations, it is this iconic fabric that seamlessly engraves its spot in the closets of millions across the globe. Yes! We are talking about none other than the exquisite Katan Silk.
Katan Silk: The History and the Making
If we begin to understand why the bewitching Katan Silk Banarasi Sarees make you feel truly mesmerized by their aesthetic appeal, you are going to feel even more enchanted by the process. Let’s dive right into the world of Katan Silk masterpieces. In simple terms, katan silk is a plain-woven fabric that is entirely made of silk threads. Katan silk is the term most commonly used by the Varanasi locals to describe a fabric that is meticulously crafted by twisting various silk filaments, which adds to its durability. A katan silk fabric comprises two twisted threads and has been widely employed for the warp of light fabrics. Both the warp and weft of the katan silk are handwoven from pure silk. Due to the fact that katan silk fabrics are incredibly delicate, lustrous, and soft,Banarasi Katan Silk Sarees have certainly gained traction with people across the globe.
Katan Silk Sarees are rightly honored for their unrivalled aesthetic appeal, impeccable durability, and unexampled craftsmanship. An heirloom-worthy work of art finds its traces in the times of the Mughal era. While its origins lie in Persia, it was brought to India during this time and extensively adorned by women of royal families. Nur Jahan Begum, the real power behind the throne for about a decade, and the Mughal empress herself was known to design these exquisite fabrics herself. It is under her influence that the fabric gained traction and caught the eyes of millions of royals and the rich. While there is no good time to end the fascinating tale of its roots and emergence, we would like to give you a tour of some of the most alluringKatan Banarasi Sarees at Weaver Story.
Weaver Story Katan Silk Sarees: Magnificence Encapsulated in Exquisite Drapes
We at Weaver Story strive to offer you breathtaking, heirloom-worthy masterpieces, you would love to add to your imperial saree collection. These sarees are not just a "treat to the eyes," but also feel soft and are durable enough for lasting use.
Precious Pink Saree
Weaver Story boasts the widest range of pink hues and shades. One of the most magnificent selections is this soft pink Katan silk saree.With its enticing soft pink hues oozing elegance, opulence, and femininity at every inch, this saree is destined to be the scene-stealer that will be talked about for years to come.
The lustrous pure silk fabric is richly decorated with leaf-shaped motifs intricately crafted with delicate gold zari threads. The main highlight of this beautiful saree is its scalloped border, which adorns traditional designs made of fine gold zari threads.
Blooming Blue Saree
Women who desire to make heads turn and leave lasting impressions with their iconic, bold looks often pick colors like midnight blue and ravishing red. If you are anyone like this, we got just the right piece for you! This blue handloom is an imperial Banarasi weave crafted thoughtfully by adept artisans.
They have crafted each thread of this magnificent work of art by hand using the age-old Kimkhab weaving technique. The antique zari, adorned in delicate floral designs over the bold, pure katan silk six-yard expanse, adds a touch of royalty to its appeal. The beautiful red selvedge brings out its glamour in an elegant manner. Accessorizing this saree with a gold choker necklace set along with flowers in your bun will make you look drop-dead gorgeous.
Transcendent White Saree
The color palettes that boast a broad spectrum of neutrals, pastels, and understated saturated shades often include hues of white in their most beautiful tones. A trousseau-appropriate look not only demands a requisite red outfit but may also call for a tone-on-tone, timeless white Banarasi saree that will make you look straight out of a dream.
This ethereal white katan silk saree is a timeless masterpiece handwoven by expert craftsmen of Banaras using the intricate Kadhwa technique. The distinguished appeal of the angoor jangla design crafted with gold zari makes it appear truly out-of-this-world. With beautiful Moissanite polki jewellery and a bold-colored blouse, you are fated to be showered with compliments on momentous occasions.
Weaver Story brings to you the most alluringKatan Silk Sarees made of authentic material, which are the result of the painstaking efforts of artisans working with handlooms using the same time-honored weaving techniques for centuries. There is no limit to colors here, as you can find brown,green,red,yellow,black, and many more shades. If you are wondering which color of akatan silk masterpiece will best suit your aesthetic, you can read our blog that describes thetop 10 katan silk sarees for wedding season and explore more colors like never before! Rest assured, you can always rely on Weaver Story Katan Silk Sarees for a head-turning look. So, wait no more, and begin your shopping spree now!
Author: Simran Shaikh