Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, the ancient city of Banaras is synonymous with some of world’s oldest temples and finest silk sarees. The place that is believed to have flourished as a textile centre when it was a capital of Kasi kingdom, In 5th and 6th century BC Banaras became a crucial centre for silk and cotton fabrics with these woven fabrics becoming most sought after all over the world. Zari and Brocade work that is the specialty of Banarasi sarees kick started around 17 th century when Silk weavers from Gujarat migrated to Kasi after a famine in 1603. Development of brocade and zari work in the city saw new heights during Mughal period, especially in the reign of emperors such as Akbar. Having witnessed centuries of handmade textile tradition, Banarasi silk sarees have seen many changes in preferences of colours, patterns, motifs, borders and styles over the years. From floral patterns, animal and bird depictions to ‘Butidar’ designs to Islamic patterns like florals and ‘Jali’ or ‘Jaal’ and the more recent Geometrical patterns Banarasi saris have kept abreast with changing tastes and embolden women with their ever elegant finesse.
At Shatika, we have a wide range of Banarsi silk sarees online. Be it the pure kora silk or pure butter silk, the all new pure silk with batik print or the half pattern pure dupion silk, you will find Banarasi silk sarees in all colours, patterns and textures.
Buy Banarasi Sarees Online and get the Shatika Edge
At Shatika, we bring you some of the finest weaves from all parts of the country. With a wide variety in designs and textures, some of the sarees we deal in are Chanderi Sarees, Pure Kosa Silk Sarees, Tussar Silk Sarees, Khadi Silk Sarees, Dharmavaram Silk Sarees, Gadwal Sarees, Narayanpet Sarees, Paithani Sarees, Bomkai Silk Sarees, Patola Sarees, Ikat Pure Silk Sarees, Cotton Sarees, Sambalpuri Sarees, Venkatgiri Sarees, Banarasi Sarees, Soft Silk Sarees and Mysore Chiffon Sarees to name a few.
Orders placed for Banarasi silk sarees online are dispatched within 24 working hours and the same reaches you within 3-4 working days whichever part of the world you are in! The online options like free delivery*, online chat, gifting a friend and expert advice make your online shopping experience with us a pleasurable one.
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Shatika: Unveil the Beauty of Indian Heritage through Indian Handloom Sarees
Since the dawn of civilization, handlooms have been associated with excellence in India’s artistry in textiles and fabrics, and sari which is considered to be the most ancient piece of clothing has been inspiring generations of artists and craftsmen to weave their dreams and visions into creating exquisite handloom sarees. However with passage of time, just like the clacking sounds of the looms, the dreams and visions of these weaves too are fading away.In an attempt to bring handloom sarees back in vogue, Shatika has begun a revolution; a six yard sari revolution is a humble attempt at bringing back the lost love for handloom sarees. Dedicated to creating a unique interpretation of the age old craft, we travel to all colourful corners of the country visiting weavers,guiding them on the latest trends so they weave out the age old tradition with a modern touch and bring them online so you can savor the delights of hand picking them from the comfort of your homes.