In Banaras Chiffon and Georgette are interchangeably used and more often than not the weaver community calls it chiffon. Georgette is a high twist yarn with a crinkly surface. This texture comes due to the S and Z twist in both warp and weft. Chiffon is a closer cousin of georgette where the S and Z twist is in the alternate yarn. This also gives it more stretch compared to georgettes. Georgette, Chiffon and Chignon are all made from pure silk yarn though we do find synthetic versions made from Nylon and rayon in the market. Georgette fabric is lighter and drapes more freely
Kadhwa stands for 'kadha hua' or 'embroidered'.
In Kadhwa weaving, each motif is woven separately as opposed to other Banarasi techniques. Often two weavers weave a kadhwa saree. One weaver is engaged in weaving the cloth or the body of the saree and the second helps in carving out or embroidering each motif using a wooden spool or Tilli as it’s called in Banaras. Using this technique, many different motifs of different sizes, colours and textures can be woven on the same sari, which is quite difficult to do otherwise. A kadhwa saree typically will take a minimum of 12-14 days to complete and go up to 8-9 months also depending on the intricacy of the design. The backside of a kadhwa saree is clean and has almost negligible or zero float or loose threads.
The Design Technique
Handwoven sarees from banaras having small distinct motifs spread all over are known as bootidar sarees. The most commonly used bootis are Angoor Bel, Gojar Bel (mostly used in borders), Lattar Bel, Khulta Bel, Baluchar Bel, Latiffa Bootii, Mehrab Bel, Kalma Booti, Patti Booti, Mehrab Jaal, Baluchar Boota, etc. Banarasi sarees having small separate motifs all over the saree are referred to as Bootidar.
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Wash & Care
Every WeaverStory product is styled and crafted with love, affection & passion, and we suggest that you take extra care of these one of a kind pieces. We recommend:
Avoid bringing in contact with liquids espicially perfumes.
Change fold regularly, and store in pure cotton fabrics.
Iron on Reverse side
Do Not Bleach And Expose This Product To Excessive Heat And Sunlight For Long
Accessories – accessories shown like tassles may or may not be a part of the actual product. Blouses/Jewelry worn by the model are only for photo shoots and styling reference.
Color Variance – This product has been shot in studio lights and there may be a slight difference with actual colors.
This product is handwoven and there might be slight irregularities in the weave. But that’s what adds to the charm of handwoven textile and makes it like none other.
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