The typical artworks in banarasi sarees
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Banarasi silk sarees have their own speciality. The sarees are known for their beautiful end-pieces, pallu, and floral prints.

Banarasi silk sarees have their own speciality. The sarees are known for their beautiful end-pieces, pallu, and floral prints.

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The typical artworks in banarasi sarees The typical artworks in banarasi sarees Presentation Transcript

  • Banarasi silk sarees have their own uniqueness. Weavers of Banaras have been famous for their artistic works on textile from the Mughal period. There are certain characteristics that render a unique value to the Banarasi silk sarees.
  • A wide Varieties Range of Varieties Weavers of Banaras give an introduction of their versatility through their artworks. Varieties of sarees are one such example of versatility of the weavers from Banaras. They make cloths for different regional markets and contemporary fashion.
  • Dense Border Patterns Banarasi silk sarees have aesthetically woven pallu, endpiece. The end-piece is usually 15 to 40 centimetres in length. Finest quality of thread is used for designing pallu. One can also note Mughal influence of these designs.
  • Design Types Banarasi weavers make prominent use of floral designs on sarees. Small flower, large flower and bush are often seen on sarees made in Varanasi, present name of Banaras. Jhalar or frill is also typical to this type of sarees.
  • Contemporary Designs Weavers of the city have kept pace with the fast changing fashion of the world. They also make sarees based on specific requirement of clients. Some of the weavers also sell Banarasi sarees online.