A head turner, beyond a doubt, fresh off the loom, elaborately decorated with a delicately woven lattice design in muted silver, with ice green highlights on soft, flowing silk. Katan is a hand woven fabric using pure silk threads. Two twisted together as one, are used in both the warp as well as the weft.
The ghats and silks of Banaras have a strong connection- they both represent a confluence of roads and travelers who have passed through this city. This is reflected in the mixed influences seen on the sarees- Persian, Chinese, Southeast Asian and different parts of the Indian subcontinent. Varanasi was a well-known cotton weaving hub during the early Buddhist period. Even though the fineness of Banarasi silks has been mentioned in Buddhist texts, silks gained prominence here during the time of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar(1556-1605 CE) and it is during his time that the introduction of Persian motifs took place. With the influx of skilled brocade weavers from Gujarat and an amalgamation with all the various influences the many specialized weaves that Banaras is so renowned for came into being.
This saree is brought to Peepul Tree by Mrinalini. Mrinalini is a platform to help handloom weavers across the country with the aim to preserve and protect India's treasured craft heritage. Mrinalini passionately honours the ageless knowledge of India's finest weavers while preserving traditional handloom techniques. All Mrinalini sarees are made from high quality, natural yarns.
Quantity-1 saree with blouse piece.
Ships within 7-15days. In order to maintain fairness to our artisans, as well as to keep our prices fair, this product is not returnable and non refundable.
Care instructions-Professional Dry Clean Only. This product is handwoven by artisans on traditional looms and may have slight irregularities that are a natural outcome of the human involvement in the process. Naturally dyed fabrics and threads may bleed. Store garment separately, away from sunlight without exposure to any moisture. Air the textile every few months so that you may enjoy this drape for many years to come.
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