$16 – $26
THE HISTORY & LEGACY OF BANARASI SILK
Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. We think this quote by ‘Mark Twain’ is a beautiful tribute to this amazing city. Banarasi silk was introduced to India by the Mughal Empire with its intricate weaving, designing and craftsmanship. During the Mughal period weaving of brocades with intricate designs using gold and silver threads was the speciality of Banaras.
Made only for the Royalty, Brocade weaving started in Banaras in 17th century when weavers in Gujarat migrated to Banaras during Mughal Emperor Akbar’s reign. It was Emperor Akbar’s love for fine silks and fabrics that led to the birth of the Royal Banarasi brocade with all the classic motifs. According to the Sanskrit sources, Banaras was an ancient centre for textile manufacture.
The Banarasi brocades we see today has a mixture of two different cultures, the Mughals and the Indian with a long history of cultural intermingling brought on by political conquests, trade and migration. Today the fabric is revered for its quality, richness, royal and appealing looks.
ATTENTION TO DETAILED CRAFTSMANSHIP
It’s the attention to detail & precision that makes the difference between average & stunning. Given the challenges of getting the things together and raw materials, its our art work that highlights once you get the finished products. Conceptualized as a naksha (design) on paper first, the nakshabandha (designer) translates the design on Banarasi weaves, using fine gauze of gold or silver threads with immaculate precision into patterns that range from artistic elaboration to minimalistic intricacy. The whole weave looks like as if it has been embroidered on the loom.
BRILLIANCE OF ZARI IN BROCADE
Zari threads are the signature element of Varanasi brocade, they are the gold or silver thread used as raw material for weaving or embroidery in brocade fabric where the shimmering metallic designs are in shades of copper, silver, or more often, gold.
PERFECTLY STITCHED BY EXPERT TAILORS
Our cushion covers are hand cut and perfectly stitched by professional karigars with proper inter-lock inside for no fraying of the edges to maintain the durability & prolonged life. The Zippers used at the back are of high quality which will increase the overall strength of the cushion covers which make it more sturdy & sustainable for every day use.
MUGHAL BANARASI – THE EVERGREEN COLLECTION
Our Mughal Banarasi Brocade cushions are richly designed with raised mughal floral pattern to give them an appealing look. The lavishly decorated fabric with high sheen is woven on loom and the intricate Mughal butta and foliate motifs pattern/ jaal along with the fine golden zari thread weave makes it more rich, heavy and luxurious. This is the reason why they are loved by men, women and people of all ages, every home that gets them in any part of the globe and for all the occasions. They are breathable and soft while still featuring the durability and attractive sheen. Also they add a high degree of charm, beauty and are reserved for elegant décor.
These are one of most preferred Home Decor Articles chosen by decor enthusiasts not only in India, but globally too. They are also the favourites for special events like mehandi functions, weddings, house warming functions, festivals, gifts and many more.
“So Buy Now & Romance with Royalty for all your memorable occasions or make your everyday decor Irreplaceable”.
PAIRING THEM WITH TABLE RUNNERS
You can also pair them with the matching table runners which allows you to leave a deep lasting first impressions on your guests.
12"x18" inches (30×45 Cms), 12"x20" inches (30×50 Cms), 12"x24" inches (30×60 Cms), 12"x30" inches (30×75 Cms)
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Kaushalya A –
Nice but bit costly.