If you want to see a luxurious and opulent Indian saree, it will be a Banarasi Saree! This saree is hands down the richest gift of Indian artisans to ethnic fashion and Indian textile industry. Most of the characteristic motifs and designs on a pure Banarasi silk saree are inspired from the Mughal period including detailed floral motifs, foliate motifs and a string of leaves on the border called jhallar. A typical Banarasi saree has gold brocade or zari work, small motifs or designs, compact weaving, metallic appeal, heavy pallu and meenakari work. This saree is nothing less a gem in the world of Indian sarees. ABanarasi sareeis a legacy which you can pass on for generations and will never lose its charm!
Care of Banarasi saree:
Hand washing is no option when it comes to banarasi sarees. Dry cleaning is the best way to ensure that your saree is clean and maintained at the same time. Detergents can ruin the material. Absolutely avoid drying the saree in direct sunlight as direct heat can fade the saree and also can damage the cloth, making it weak wherein the design could also break apart. It is better to avoid drying it in direct sunlight. Its best to either do spot treatment to tackle the stains.
Material: Blended silk (Soft, lightweight, easy to drape, beautiful fall)