Banarasi Silk Saree (1900)

299.2 x 47.6 in

Bhanu Athaiya's Personal Textile Collection

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Banarasi butidar silk saree comes under the category of pothans or baftas. Border- phulwar or floral scroll edged with a jhalar. Pallav is in solid pure gold with a cross border of keri (mango) motif arranged in a straight line (patewal). Also seen is a band with Karan Phool (8 petalled flower. In the two inner corners is seen an ornate mango motif ( koniya paisley motif). Probably from this saree Bhanu Athaiya replicated the two pink sarees Banarasi sarees in the 1900s. One of which was worn by her daughter Radhika Gupta in her wedding ceremony.

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Traditional delicate jaal border with small buttis densely placed, kairi or paisley in pallu and lagadi patta border

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