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Exquisite Banarasi Handloom Sarees by Umay Benaras

Umay Benaras is a globally acclaimed brand focused on promoting India's rich handloom heritage. Our collection featuring traditional Banarasi designs exquisitely crafted using pure handspun yarns have been renowned across generations. Browse through our virtual gallery to explore exquisite pure katan silk banarasi handloom saree weaved by award winning artisans of Varanasi.

About Banarasi Handloom Weaving Tradition

Banarasi handloom weaving is a uniquely preserved craft originating from Varanasi. Some key facets include:

  • Intricate patterns are woven on traditional wooden handlooms without any mechanization
  • Each saree is uniquely handcrafted involving laborious steps from yarn preparation to final touches
  • Skilled weavers belonging to multi-generational families maintain age-old techniques
  • Heritage motifs, zari work and embroidery are uniquely done by specialized artisan families
  • Only pure, natural fiber yarns like mulberry silk or katan silk are used

Our exclusive collection captures the very essence of Banarasi handlooms through exquisite saree designs made employing traditional methodology.

Why Choose our Banarasi Handloom Sarees?

Here are 7 good reasons to invest in our premium range of pure handloom banarasi katan silk saree online:

  1. Directly sourced from award winning weaver families of Varanasi engaged in ethical livelihoods.
  2. Crafted using finest quality pure katan silk or mulberry silk yarns spun by skilled artisans.
  3. Represent true heritage skilfully woven by hands without any modern interventions.
  4. Sustainable production ensures revival of dying artisanal skills.
  5. Enduring investment pieces with a certification of authenticity.
  6. Worldwide appreciation for exquisite Banarasi workmanship.
  7. Delivered with love to cherish this exquisite Indian craft globally.

Browse our Banarasi Handloom Saree Collection

Browse our exquisite collection of over 5000 pure handloom Banarasi katan silk sarees crafted by the skilled weavers of Varanasi. We take immense pride in housing these exclusive designer saree patterns that have been innovatively evolved adhering to century-old Banarasi handloom traditions.

Banarasi Brocade Silk Sarees

Our intricate Banarasi brocade silk saree collection comprises of finely woven butta or paisley motifs imprinted all over pure mulberry silk fabric. The Banarasi weavers have mastered the art of creating intricate floral, vines, leaves and animal motifs using gold, silver and copper metal threads known as zari. Each design comes alive surprisingly on the soft pure katan silk banarasi handloom saree when held against light.

Popular motifs seen in our brocade sarees range from tiny floral buttas, peacock motifs, paisley buttas to deer and parrot designs. The zari work is woven with utmost precision so as not to blur the fine details of the motif. These brocade pure handloom banarasi katan silk sarees not only have exceptional shine but also impart richness and grace to the wearer. Suitable for weddings and festive occasions, our exclusive brocade silk saree collection is ideal for all those who love subtle luxury in their attire.

Banarasi Tussar Silk Sarees

Our premium collection of pure katan silk banarasi handloom saree crafted from tussar or katan silk offer subtle richness and warmth. Banarasi weavers treasure the soft sheen and inherent shine of tussar silk and elegantly weave it retaining its natural texture. Tussar, also known as wild or golden silk is obtained from tasar or eri caterpillar native to India and lend the saree a rich hand feel.

Some of the most popular designs seen in our Banarasi tussar silk saree range include stripes, patch works, butta borders and floral motifs. Woven intricately with zari or thread work, no two tussar silk sarees are alike due to the intricate weaving techniques. The sarees beautifully accentuate the warmth and simplicity of tussar silk. Ideal for every season, these pure handloom banarasi katan silk sarees online are versatile enough to be paired with various blouses and occasions.

Banarasi Minimalist Sarees

Our minimalist Banarasi saree collection brings forth understated elegance through subtly woven patterns and motifs. Intricately crafted using fine mulberry silk or tussar, these sarees stand out for their simple yet subtle appeal. Striking an ideal blend of tradition and modern aesthetics, minimalist Banarasi sarees have line or zig-zag patterns woven with zari stripes, checks or floral butta borders.

The focus remains majorly on the fabric by allowing the richness and beauty of the pure katan silk banarasi handloom saree shine through. Some of the most popular designs include stripe pattern sarees with zari borders, checks woven with thread work and floral patterns in zari. Suitable for daily wear as well as important occasions like weddings, these subtly elegant sarees from our collection are sure to make a lasting style statement.

Banarasi Ikat and Patola Sarees

Our exclusive range of ikat and patola sarees encompass intricate weaving techniques traditionally practised in Varanasi. Ikat weaving involves tie-dyeing the yarn prior to weaving to create patterns and motifs while patola weaving involves embroidery. Both are extremely labour intensive and require skilled craftsmanship.

Our pure handloom banarasi katan silk saree created using traditional ikat techniques come in unique design motifs like checks, stripes and floral prints. The patola sarees showcase exquisite motifs like parrots, paisley and floral prints crafted through tie-dye and double ikat weaving. While both ikat and patola sarees are wonderful heritage wear options, the patola ones stand out for their rarity and beauty. These timeless art pieces from our exclusive collection make for perfect heirloom treasures and ceremonial sarees.

Banarasi Zari Work Sarees

Our collection of Banarasi zari work sarees showcase meticulously accentuated heritage designs crafted with fine quality zari buttis or thread work. Intricately woven with pure gold or silver zari, these sarees come alive with impressive motifs of peacocks, paisleys, elephants and floral vines. The zari work lends the pure katan silk banarasi handloom saree a rich, textured look and enhances its appeal.

Popular Indo-western blouse styles combined with traditional zari borders make these sarees versatile to pair with blouses or jackets. Available in a variety of silk varieties like tussar, mulberry, georgette and chiffon, our online collection of Banarasi zari sarees flaunts intricately woven artistry fit for important celebrations. Suitable for weddings and festivities, these luxurious weaves from our repository make a perfect pick for all those seeking exquisitely designed drapes.

Decoding Banarasi Handloom Weaving Techniques

The exquisite craft involves myriad specialized weaving styles passed through generations. Some distinguishing methods include:

Tissue Weaving

The ultra-fine interwoven heritage pattern lends light, graceful texture.

Brocade Weaving

Raising floral brocade buttis employing pure gold/silver zari for grand appeal.

Dobby Weaving

Intricate warp and weft patterning through varied lifting techniques.

Ikat Weaving

Pre-dyed yarns skillfully woven creating subtle resist-dyed motifs.

Zari Work

Precisely embellishing motifs with zari buttis in various textures and densities.

Our focus is preserving excellence through traditional skilled methodology showcased in user-friendly narratives.

Ethical Process of Crafting Handloom Treasures

We stringently follow ethical practices in delivering heritage pieces:

Sourcing Natural Yarns

Procuring finest silks and cottons directly from farmers.

Design Development

Conceptualizing trend-led adaptations of Banarasi traditions.

Weaving and Trial Samples

Overseeing artisanal interpretation until achieving perfection.

Bulk Production

Mass replication maintaining quality while ensuring fair wages.

Certification and Packaging

Authenticating uniqueness before careful delivery worldwide.

This ingrained process ensures weaving skills thrive while treasured Banarasi legacy reaches discerning clients globally.


What makes Banarasi handloom sarees unique?

Banarasi handloom sarees are unique due to their intricate patterns woven on traditional wooden handlooms, the use of pure natural fibers like mulberry silk, and the skilled craftsmanship passed down through generations of weaver families in Varanasi.

What are the different types of Banarasi handloom sarees available?

We offer a wide variety of Banarasi Sarees which includes Katan Silk Sarees, Chiniya Silk Sarees, Tusser Silk Sarees, Moonga Silk, Matka Silk, Stape Silk, Khaddi Georgette, Organza Silk, Chanderi, Linen, Mulberry Silk, Palm Silk, Kota, Tissue Silk.

How should I care for my Banarasi handloom saree?

To maintain the beauty of your Banarasi handloom saree, it is recommended to dry clean only, avoid direct exposure to sunlight for extended periods, and store it in a cool, dry place wrapped in a muslin cloth.

Can Banarasi handloom sarees be worn for different occasions?

Yes, Banarasi handloom sarees are versatile and can be worn for various occasions. Heavier brocade and zari work sarees are ideal for weddings and festive events, while minimalist and tussar silk sarees are perfect for casual and semi-formal gatherings.

Are Banarasi handloom sarees sustainable?

Yes, Banarasi handloom sarees are sustainable as they are crafted using eco-friendly practices, natural fibers, and traditional methods that support the livelihoods of local artisans and promote the preservation of heritage weaving techniques. The value of Banarasi Silk increases over time.

How long does it take to weave a Banarasi handloom saree?

The time taken to weave a Banarasi handloom saree varies based on the complexity of the design and the type of saree. It can range from a few weeks to several months, ensuring each piece is crafted to perfection.

Why Choose Umay Benaras?

At Umay Benaras, each inch of every fabric & saree passes through a series of quality checks before reaching your doorstep. Moreover, we only have pure silk in our brand which makes us authentic. The quality of fabrics that we provide is something we are proud of. Also, each piece that you will find with us is exclusive & “one-of-a-kind”, imagine you wearing our saree makes you the only person on the globe wearing this.