Types of Banarasi Sarees


Banarasi sarees have a wide variety created by the skilled artisans. These artisans from Benaras have talent to create astonishing blend of attractive weaving of Indian ethnicity and Mughal Era. The intricate weaving of Banarasi sarees is an ideal option to get the best apparel. Craftsmanship of Muslim artisans is outstanding.

Banarasi sarees include some variations such as Organza, Shattir and Katan made of fine georgette. There are several categories of Banarasi sarees such as Butidar, Jangla, Cutwork, Tanchoi, Butidar and Tissue.

Butidar Saree: 

Butidar saree is beautifully woven with silk, silver and gold threads. The darker shade is gold in comparison to silver threads. Weavers opt for the mixture of brocade. Popular motifs are mainly known as Baluchar Butta, Angoor Bail, Patti Butti, Ashraffi Butti, Reshem Butti Jhummar Butti, Latiffa Butti and Jhari Butta.


Made of plain fabric, Katan has pure silk threads. The silk sarees are made by using rapid looms and power looms, whereas in old times Katan saris were made of handlooms with stunning motifs and patterns.


Shattir is a good fabric made of modern and exclusive designs.


Georgette is a light fabric. Made of crepe yarn, this fabric has two twisted yarns with inter woven weft and warp. The fine fabric is very famous these days used to create beautiful sarees.


Jangla is a type of woven styles saree with silk threads. Its name derived from the type of design differentiating it from other kinds of Banarasi sarees. Sarees with brocades look attractive with the fine designs and stunning patterns. Quality fabric and intricate designs make it an ideal saree for special occasions like wedding, parties and festivals.

Tissue Sarees:

Exquisitely designed and woven saris with zari weft makes tissue sarees look unique than other types of sarees. Golden zari woven of this saree is made of beautiful embroidery. The pallu and border of this type of saree is modeled with self woven fabrics.


Jamawar fabric or labyrinth woven by zari has added advantage to the silk sari that can be worn in special occasions. Weft silk yarns are included by the artisans to create this clothing. The pallue of this sari is commonly designed with motifs of fabrics.

Cut Work Saree:

This type of sari is generally known for its low price. It can be called as a cheaper kind of Jamdani saree. Made of cut work method, this sari has plain texture. Made by laying some warp threads with weft and cotton to come up with traditional patterns. Well known motifs feature sarees in cut work design such as leaves, jasmine, creepers and marigold flowers.