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      Banarasi Saree

      No celebration of Indian art is complete without mentioning Banarasi silk. Traditionally deemed the fabric of royalty, Banarasi silk has become among the world's most renowned materials for its luxurious appeal and intricate brocade work done with real gold and silver threads. The fabric got its name from one of the oldest cities in the country called Banaras, earlier known as Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

      History

      Banarasi silk is a perfect amalgamation of two different Mughal and Indian cultures. It is believed that Mughal emperors brought Banarasi silk craftsmanship to India with them. They also tried to promote the artwork here as much as possible. During those times, the silk required to craft Banarasi silk fabric was brought from China. However, silk is manufactured in the southern parts of India nowadays.

      Making of Banarasi Sarees

      The making of the Banarasi saree is almost a ritualistic process where the craftsmen put their complete dedication and inspiration into it. Depending on the complexity of the designs, the process can take from 15 days to 6 months to finish one Banarasi saree. Here’s how everything falls into place:

      The first step is to select the yarn for making the sarees. Usually, a wide variety of silk yarns are used. However, georgette, organza, and other fabrics are also used.

      The next step is to dye the yarn in the color of your choice. The yarn is then dried under the sun.

      Once the yarn is dyed, the next step is reeling, which involves turning the complex bundle of threads into single long threads used for weaving.

      After that comes designing or ‘likhai,’ a crucial aspect of the entire waving process. To make Banarasi saree designs, artists draw the design on paper using pencils and colors, and then they are copied to the graph paper.

      Then the graph paper is used to hand punch holes on the cardboard called jacquard cards or ‘naksha pattas.’ These naksha pattas are used to weave intricate motifs on the saree.

      Finally, the weaving is done through the warp and weft technique, wherein threads of gold and silver are introduced into the machine to create the designs.

      Where to Buy

      Kutchi Bazaar is your one-stop shop if you want to add some stunning Banarasi silk sarees with Bandhej print to your saree collection. Our impressive online collection of sarees includes banarasi bandhej saree, georgette bandhani sarees, and much more.