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Everything You Need To Know About Banarasi Sarees | 2017 Trend Alert!

Everything You Need To Know About Banarasi Sarees | 2017 Trend Alert!

Banarasi sarees are an Indian woman's most valued possession. This stunning textile prospered in Varanasi. Vedic scriptures have recorded silk and brocade manufacturing in Banaras since the period before the Mughals. In fact, the tradition goes far back that sarees are mentioned in the Mahabharata, which dates between 1000 and 300 B.C.

For a long time Banarasi Saree has been an important part of the Indian bride trousseau and rarely fails to flatter a woman, making her feel delicate and feminine. These Sarees are even passed down the generations just like precious jewellery.

Banarasi silk are traditionally made in four varieties, pure silk (Katan, organza (Kora), georgette and shatir. Other ranges include meenakari, zardozi, cansal, jamawar jamdani, banarasi net and banarasi cotton. Persian motifs were mingled with designs of Indian Silk for creating Banarasi Sarees.

One of the most important aspects of weaving Banarasi silk sarees of India is the teamwork involved. Typically, three weavers are involved in the creation of the saree. One of them weaves the saree, while the second one is engaged at the revolving ring, where bundles are created and the third in assisting the border designing.

The banarasi trend has made a huge come back and has been witnessed on various fashion weeks. Various designers from Manish Malhotra to Sabyasachi have given this traditional textile a modern twist. So here are 4 looks to rock this trend, from the traditional saree to the modern banarasi blends.

Let us know which outfit was your favourite :)

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Lots Of Love,
Simran Gandhi.

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