According to a Chinese mythological story, a lady Hsi-Ling-Shih is known to introduce sericulture and also silk weaving looms at about 3000 BC. Sericulture is the farming of silk, where silkworms are cultivated to produce silk. This is done by processing the fibers silkworms produce which are combined into threads and later on woven into a cloth.
The silk fiber is thought of as a rich and luxurious good. While China was the one to introduce the production knowledge of silk fiber it spread to Korea, Japan, and India too later on, which reduced the export of silk from China. Silk was once worn by the emperors and the higher dignitaries of China.
Did you ever think of being sentenced to death for stealing silkworms?
Yes, that’s true, for the monopoly China had over the production of silk, any attempt to export silkworms and their eggs, condemned to a decree or death. It would be surprising to know for us today that the Japanese had to manage to get silkworms from China and also they took 4 Chinese girls forcibly to learn the art of sericulture from them.
Today, all of us are fond of silk saree weaves because of the royal look it gives to our clothes and the richness and soft texture the silk fabric possesses.
Blouse Piece: Yes, this saree comes with a blouse piece of 0.8 meters.
Banarasi sarees are Indian sarees made in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh there is a city which is also called Banaras. The sarees are one of the finest sarees in India and are known as Banarasi Silk Saree. There is a reason why some of the biggest designers in the countries still include Banarasi in their creations because of its royalty.
kafiyan brings you this beautiful captivating Zari Woven Banarasi Saree with its enthralling beauty and enticing feel!
Maintenance of saree:
Banarasi sarees are exclusive and one of its kind classics! We pass them on to generations. So it is important to take care of them properly.
1. Never wash the banarasi saree at home. They might catch water stains. It is always recommended to dry clean them.
2. Fold them properly and store them in a muslin cloth. It is breathable and hence the sarees won’t smell bad even after years.
3. Keep them in a dark corner of your cupboard. It prevents discoloration of the sarees over time.
4. Keep changing the fold in 3-4 months.
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