10 Stores in Delhi for the best Banarasi sari
The ancient craft of weaving Banarasi Silk Saris, can be traced back to a tale as old as time. Originated from the holy city of Varanasi – or the modern day Banaras, this craft is painstakingly crafted over millions of centuries now. Originated and popularized in the Mughal Era, this craft has made its way into the mainstream fashion industry and has been adorned by brides, grooms and has even been contemporized into skirts, blouses and menswear. Each of these Banarasi saris, takes anywhere from two weeks to six months to complete. The know-how has been passed down from the forefathers. Today we bring to you, 10 best places in Delhi, from where you can shop some exquisite Banarasi Saris.
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Established in 1928, with its first store in Chennai, Nalli Sarees have
been a pioneer in the world of Banarasi and Handloom. 60 years later, the brand has made its mark across all major cities in India and also has outlets in Singapore, New Jersey and California. In New Delhi, there are three massive Nalli stores, offering a wide range of designs.
Nalli, D-2, South Extension Part II, New Delhi, India, 91 11 262 699 24
Nalli, P-7/90, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India, 91 11 237 471 54
Nalli, M 12, GK II Market, New Delhi, India, 91 11 292 220 51
2) Ekaya Banaras
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Ekaya is a contemporary, bespoke brand, which works with over 800 weavers from Banaras, and presents the finest works of Banarasi Art. In a span of five years, the brand has successfully launched retail spaces in three premium Indian cities – Delhi (2012), Ahmedabad (2013) and Hyderabad (2017) along with a sub brand, Ekaya Thaan (2017). The stores offer textile enthusiasts the opportunity to re-discover and experience the unparalleled craftsmanship of hand-woven fabrics.
Address- D-7, Block D, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
3) Banaras House Ltd.
The Banaras House was established in 1955, with a simple "gaddi” at the ancient holy Vishwanath ki Gali in Banaras. From weaving with gold zari yarns, to expanding their venture in Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi; the Banaras House boasts of with heritage textile and handloom in their wide range of saris.
Address- N 13, Connaught Place, New Delhi, 110001.
Contact- 011 2331 4751
4) Vineet Saree
Established in 1983, in the heart of New-Delhi, Karol Bagh, Vineet Sarees, have been dealing in exquisite handlooms and textiles. Keeping sustainability and the eco-friendly factor in mind, they often use natural dyes, such as vegetables and flowers to contemporize the design procedure. Dealing in Silks, georgettes, Chiffon and Cotton, this place is a must visit for people looking for Banarasi Sarees in Delhi.
- L-113, Lajpat Nagar-II,
Tel : 91 11 29819465-66
- 112, Ghaffar Market, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh,
New Delhi-5. INDIA.
Tel : 91 11 5768866, 5746567.
5) Raw Mango
Delhi-based textile revivalist, Sanjay Garg’s Raw Mango, is known for popularising the humble, and often ignored, handwoven saree by lending it a contemporary touch. The brand employs around 500 artisans, and it takes at least 10 days to create a simple saree by hand. Raw Mango sarees have been presented at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Address-Raw Mango, Angoori Badi, Farm 2, Road AA, Ansal Villas, Satbadi, Chhatarpur, New Delhi, India, 91 11 65026437
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Banarasi sarees, which originated in the holy city of Varanasi, are one of the most sought-after drapes in India. They’re popular for their rich silk fabric and heavy gold and silver brocade threads. Bageecha is a brand that has modernised these traditional sarees, and the results are breathtaking.
Bageecha, 87B, Baba House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi, India,
91 11 4906 5769
7) Preeti S Kapoor
If you’re looking for an exclusive saree to wear to a wedding or a festive event, then you’ll be spoilt with choices at Preeti S Kapoor’s store. Bollywood stars have endorsed the brand, and actresses have been spotted wearing a Preeti S Kapoor ensemble to events and award functions quite often.
Preeti S Kapoor, 40, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi, India,
91 9810 2165 15
The Shaatika store in Connaught Place stocks handcrafted Indian wear and has a selection of pure silk sarees, handmade by traditional craftsmen from various regions of India. Their diverse collection of designs and price range; makes it suitable for all budget types.
Shaatika, 10 Connaught Circus, Connaught Lane, Barakhamba, New Delhi, India,
91 9810 4042 61
Handloom sarees are created by artisans, mostly from rural areas, using traditional weaving methods, and Shalmalini offers pure handloom sarees sourced from different parts of India. They offer a wide range of sarees made out of fabrics such as raw silk, jute and mulberry silk here, which are reasonably priced, and suits every budget type.
Shalmalini, C-155, Lajpat Nagar 2, New Delhi, India,
91 8826 5146 47
10) Handloom House
Run by the All India Handloom Fabrics Marketing Co-Operative Society, the Handloom House is an amalgamation of textile products, handwoven by over 100,000 weavers. They have superior quality products made out of silk, and cotton which are all reasonably priced.
Handloom House, Handloom Marketing Complex, Janpath, New Delhi, India,
91 11 2335 3094