Banarasi sarees are known to be the finest sarees in india where they are popular for their gold, zari, silver brocade, fine silk and opulent embroidery. The outfits are made from finely woven koora live silk and decorated in intricate designs. In most of the cases they come with engravings which make them heavy.
There are many varieties of these sarees. The most popular ones are: pure silk (Katan), silk, zari, and organza (Kora). There are other varieties that vary depending on the different design processes. These varieties include: Vaskat, Tanchoi, Jangla, Butidar, Cutwork, and Tissue.
High quality Saree
For a great look you should buy a high quality banarasi saree.
Float: you should take a look at the reverse side of the saree to see if there are floats between the grids of warps and wefts.
One of the most effective and cheapest tests is burning the saree’s thread. You should pull a thread from a hidden area and burn it.
If the saree is made from silk, the ash will smell like burnt hair.
Brocade design: real banarasi sarees have six to eight inches of plain silk brocade. The brocade usually goes over the shoulder giving the saree an excellent look.
Banarasi sarees are often part of an Indian bride’s outfit.
The shade of the outfit greatly determines the entire look. For an ideal look you should ensure that the shade of the outfit matches your complexion.
Some Scattered Thoughts, Now Collected
. “Gazab Ka Hai Din Socho Zara… E Diwanapan Dekho Zara… ” Truly unforgettable!
“Sawan Barse Tarse Dil… “. Can’t forget this song… all throughout the late 1990s I have been listening to it on MTV. Beautiful ghazal-like rendition by Hariharan and Sadhna Sargam. “Sawan Barse Tarse Dil, Kyun Na Nikale Gharse Dil…
Listening to “Right Here Waiting for You”: This is one of the songs that have seen me through some of the toughest days of my life.
Perhaps sipping tea at the office cafeteria is the best way to slink away from your boss’ doubtful gaze!!! Today I escaped
Enjoying the beautiful weather and munching on a bhutta… by the lake!
Eisssh Monday der na kheye deye kono kaaj neyi… shudu shudu Sunday er pore thik hazir hobe… !!! Bokar moton. Ufff.. Hotobombo kotakaar! Abar shei offich jawa… jhuddo kora!
Listening to “Tum Mujhe Yun Bhula Na Payoge… “: I have always loved cared and nurtured old Hindi songs and Robindra Sangeet like invaluable gems. They never fall out of one’s deep affection for them. A song like this one is for essential listening. Listen to this song and take the reins of your life back in your hands.
Back home after an evening out with a friend. Had some Hyderabad’s famed biryani… again! “Chham Chham Barse Ghata, Ghunghroo Bajati Hai Hawa… “. Anyway, I just put this song on the CD player. If you do get a chance to listen to this song please don’t shy away from it. The song is a wonder, sung by Asha Bhonsle. Listen to it sometime and you will get to breathe a minty fresh air of its uber musical quality that you won’t get anywhere these days.