Banarasi Silk Dupattas For Women
As the name suggests, these dupattas are made with a silk fabric that is developed in Varanasi (Banaras)& is known for its rich quality. These dupattas are known for their unique gold and silver zari & are very popular among women throughout the country.
The making of Banarasi Dupattas can take from 15 days up to a month. That’s because of their artistic work which is very keenly performed by saree/ dupatta making artists.Banarasi Silk Dupattas look very beautiful & rich in texture.
Importance Of Banarasi Silk Dupattas
Banarasi Silk Dupattas have always been exclusive and captivating. It is finely woven, with rich brocades in gold, silver zari, including fine designs, embroidery and engravings inspired by nature or unique designs, relatively heavy and opulent affair is part of every bride’s dupatta and a must-have finery fabric for weddings and exclusive occasions in many Indian homes. The specialty of the Banarasi dupattas lies in its use of zari or rich gold and silver coloured thread work on motifs and brocades.
There are a lot of Designer Banarasi Silk Dupattas as also fusion varieties and a combination of styles from Unnati Silks that have always kept the market interested. The colour splash in vibrant hues of the Banarasi Silks with mesmeric patterns, designs and enchanting patch borders with eye-catching motifs.
Identifying A Pure Banarasi Silk Dupatta
India is well known for their great texture, quality & craftsmanship. It takes a long time and effort to make a single dupatta. Banarasi Silk Dupattas usually have thick golden border brocade design which is the most popular technique used to decorate expensive dupattas. You can find floral or Indian mythological tales design on Silk Dupattas, which always give you an unmatched royal, ethnic and rich look.
Simple tests to identify pure Silk Dupattas - You look for pure zari vs tested zari to identify pure silk dupatta.
Traditionally have a contrasting zari border was a feature that distinguished these dupattas from many other types of made in India. Weavers take a silk thread and twist a silver thread over this thread and then it is dipped into pure gold and craft it so beautifully to make the zari border. However, nowadays, tested zari is being used which can be distinguishing factor of a pure Silk Dupatta.
Zari Test To Identify Pure Banarasi Silk Dupattas
Look for the loose end of zari in the Dupatta. Pure zari is made of red silk wires that is twisted with a silver thread and then dipped in 22-carat pure gold. If upon pulling the zari, you find that the silk thread is not red but white or any other colour, you can be pretty certain that the dupatta that you are buying is not a pure silk made.
Banarasi Silk Sarees are woven from pure mulberry silk, it’s unique characteristics like a Strong contrasting border, Animal, Nature or Temple Motifs are unique and worth the money.
It is the best wear for any dressy occasion where you can simply pair it up with light jewellery and slight makeup which gives you a Royal & beautiful look.
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