Banarasi sarees are timeless and elegant finery in full regalia that every new bride should own. With its intricate design, fine craftsmanship, and luxurious feel, the textile from Varanasi is a fusion of silk or silk blend with gold or silver threadwork known as zari. Every new bride should own at least one Banarasi saree as it is a timeless piece of clothing that you may want to flaunt on various occasions, from weddings to formal events.
The modern interpretation with the allure of brocade, embellishments, and embroidery makes it a rich alternative to the lehenga for your bridal wear. These sarees highlight a diversity in designs, such as the traditional ‘jangla’ and ‘kalga’ designs, in kaleidoscopic colors, including red, gold, and silver, making them perfect for a wedding.
Many Banarasi outfits can add an elegant touch to your wedding wardrobe. Look and feel beautiful on any occasion by opting for a Banarasi saree, dupatta, salwar kameez suit, or sharara — a wide variety of styles and designs to choose from, and are sure to become a staple in any new bride’s wardrobe. Consider the occasion and personal style before making a purchase.
Here are some popular Banarasi saree designs that every new bride should consider owning:
This traditional hand-woven design is known for its intricate patterns and designs. The motifs woven separately are then attached to the fabric, making the saree both heavy and expensive.
These light and airy drapes use fine craftsmanship by weaving the motifs into the body of the saree — making it easy to carry.
This design is known for its use of gold threadwork, which gives the saree a luxurious and opulent feel. The sarees are made by weaving a base fabric and then adding the gold threadwork in a process called ‘Kasab’.
Similar to the Tanchoi design, it uses a different technique for creating the gold threadwork. Gold thread into the fabric, resulting in a more subtle and understated look.
This design is known for its small, detailed motifs distributed equally throughout the saree creating a look that is both elegant and eye-catching.
Cutting away parts of the fabric to create intricate designs creating both delicate and unique saree.
In addition to these popular designs, there are also many other styles like ‘Gadwal’ and ‘Kanjeevaram’ Each design has its unique characteristics and can be paired with a variety of traditional Indian wear, such as a lehenga or a saree. Banarasi drapes are timeless and elegant clothing that every new bride should own. They are versatile, durable, perfect for any occasion, and made to last. With proper care, it can be passed down from generation to generation.