Varanasi, the land of the sacred waters of the Ganges River and the center spot of traditions of pilgrimage and death for the Hindus, is also prominently known for the eternal legacy of the Banarasi handlooms. The city, now known as Banaras, is one of the oldest living cities in the world, situated in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The world-renowned English author and literary master, Mark Twain, once said, "Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together." The city of Banaras, which is also known as Kashi, has been recognized all across the globe for the brilliance of the artistry of its craftsmen, who have been weaving and handcrafting Banarasi Silk Sarees for centuries.
The legacy of these remarkable weavers and their fine craftsmanship has been mentioned in various literary works such as the Ramayana, Pali Literature, Rig Veda, Tales of Jataka, Mahabharata, and more. In India, the crafting of Banarasi silks was introduced during the Mughal reign. The influence of the Mughals is quite perceptible through the manifestation of Persian motifs and floral jaals richly decorated over the breathtaking expanses of Banarasi silk sarees. A Banarasi Sarees that was once considered the most prized possession of the queens of a bygone era has retained its popularity and admiration ever since. Even though the times have changed and the fashion world has since made immense progress in terms of weaving techniques, the emergence of machinery, and the keen interest of modern-day fashion designers in creating new designer pieces of clothing every single day, the journey and craft of Banarasi Silk Sarees cannot be replicated by any other artistry in the world.
WeaverStory x Banarasi Silk Sarees
We at WeaverStory, with our exclusive assortment of handwoven drapes, have always delivered on what’s promised. With premium-quality fabrics, incredible craftsmanship, and impeccable durability of the fabrics or drapes, we have strived to bring you the widest range of handcrafted masterpieces from across India. Banarasi Silk Sarees are an indispensable part of our legacy. We bring you the finest, pure Banarasi Sarees options that not only look drop-dead gorgeous but are also durable enough to preserve as heirlooms for future generations. Each piece of Banarasi saree is meticulously crafted by hand by the expert craftsmen in Banaras, who have worked with handloom fabrics in the same time-honored way for centuries. They make use of different weaving techniques to offer designs, patterns, and colors. While artistry is a tradition passed on to the artisans or craftsmen from their ancestors, it is their determination, practice, and experience that make each of our weaves worth the investment. Let’s give you a tour of 7 of our most breathtaking, majestic Banarasi Silk Sarees that will impress the fashionista in you.
The enticing purple Banarasi saree
This striking Purple Banarasi saree is one of our finest masterpieces, made of pure Katan silk fabric. The bold purple expanse is richly decorated with antique zari jaal scattered all across its surface, giving this regal ensemble its one-of-a-kind look. This showstopper is a perfect fit for both traditional and casual settings.
The alluring orange handloom
This classic-contemporary, sunset-inspired saree is the epitome of elegance that you must add to your closet. The scene-stealing masterpiece is a Pure katan silk Banarasi brocade saree richly adorned with waves of gold zari luxuriously crafted all through its expanse. If you are someone who desires to turn heads, this Banarasi saree is the one for you!
The timeless off-white Banarasi saree
There is something truly exceptional about this ethereal, Off white Banarasi saree. Unveil timeless elegance with our Handloom Offwhite Pure Katan Silk Banarasi Saree. The intricate Jangla pattern, expertly handwoven, creates a mesmerizing tapestry of artistry. Delicate Meenakari floral motifs bloom across the fabric, adding an enchanting touch. Draped in the luxuriously smooth pure Katan silk, it exudes a timeless charm that enhances your every movement..
The heavenly yellow drape
This Yellow Banarasi saree is a visual representation of textile finery and skilled craftsmanship. This saree has a yellow base richly decorated with real zari all through its expanse , this saree is destined to leave lasting impressions on everyone that lays eyes on it.
The magnificent green Banarasi saree
This imperial Green Banarasi saree is a magnificent silhouette fit for grand celebratory events. This soft and shiny saree is sure to shower you with confidence thanks to the beautiful floral aada jaal lavishly decorated all over its expanse. The gold zari pallu and border feature geometric designs, which add a contemporary twist to the traditional weave.
The bridal red Banarasi saree
Draping becomes quite easy when the fabrics you use are fine and lustrous. This red banarasi saree is an extraordinarily appealing handicraft designed and created by the master artisans of Banaras. Using the age-old cutwork weaving technique, these Banarasi artists have crafted this silk saree by hand, thread by thread.
The breathtaking pink Banarasi saree
If you are looking for a showstopper to wear at casual but Gatsby-like events, this Pink Banarasi saree is the one for you! The captivating pink katan silk expanse is immaculately crafted with arresting Aada jaals made using delicate gold and silver zari threads. This handcrafted festive favorite is a must-have addition to your stylized wardrobe to slay your exceptional look on special occasions.
We hope you loved our picks of Banarasi silk sarees mentioned in the article above. While these are just a few of our breathtaking Banarasi silk sarees, you can explore many more on our website to pick your favorite. To know everything in detail about Banarasi sarees, read our blog, The Art of Banarasi Sarees: A Beginners Guide. Drape yourself in the luxury of our Banarasi silks, and don’t forget to send us your WeaverStory look.Author: Simran Shaikh