Benaras, the ancient city on the banks of the holy Ganga, which today is known as Varanasi, is the source of the Banarasi silk fabric. In the ancient Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, Banarasi silk was called "Hirnaya Vastra," or "Golden Cloth," because of the rich gold and silver threads that are used to weave the fabric's unique and intricate designs.
Even in early Buddhist literature, it is said that after attaining Nirvana, Lord Buddha's corporeal bones were covered with Banarasi cloth in shades of blue, yellow, and red. Ajanta Cave murals featuring Gupta-era depictions of bird motifs, floral patterns, and geometric designs found in current Banarasi suits and garment fabrics were unearthed by archaeologists. Another legend claims that the ancient Mughals were the ones who planted the seeds for the present Banarasi craft in the region that is now the state of Uttar Pradesh, which was formerly part of India's Mughal Empire. When you look at a Banarasi cloth, you'll see the beautiful Persian designs.
With trusted products from local craftspeople, Fabriclore gives you the finest quality of this luxurious fabric. Our Banarasi fabrics are adorned with delicate springtime flowers in brocade fabric for the traditional Banarasi blouses, which are accented with dazzling Buttas and regal Damask Zari designs. When it comes to certain traditional wardrobe essentials, a Banarasi silk fabric is a whopping option.Our exclusive collection curated on Tafetta silk, Satin, and Kantaan silk is used to design intricate golden patterns that are inspired by a variety of beautiful patterns, including those seen in palace gardens, flowers, and leaves. Sarees and contemporary fusion versions of traditional ethnic dress are ideal for this style.