The national dress of India is a true feat of engineering. Five metres of gorgeous material pleated and folded, tucked and draped to make the most elegant garment. The actual sari is simply a length of unstitched fabric but when a blouse or choli (usually of matching or complimentary fabric) and a petticoat are added, the result is a stunning outfit that never fails to please the eye. At Eastern Silk we have a stunning collection of Indian Saris.
The timeless Benarasi Sari is woven on hand looms by the banks of the Ganges at Varanasi in North India in the same way it has been for centuries. Master weavers take up to 3 months to complete 1 sari using motifs and designs handed down from father to son. The Benarasi Sari is the first choice for Indian Brides and for special occasions like festivals and family or religious events.
Benarasi Jamdani Saris are known for their very technically woven traditional motifs and are considered some of the finest of the work coming from Varanasi. Traditional designs include; chameli (Jasmine), panna hazar (Thousand emeralds), genda buti (marigold flower), paan buti (betel nut leaf), tircha (diagonal stripes) or the sought after konia or a corner-motif with a mango buta or flower.