This beautiful handWoven Banarasi is an handloom treasure. Woven by a much awarded master Weaver this Saree is handcrafted in double warp Silk and light gold Zari. Bel buta is the fine art of weaving red color warp threads in Saree. A skill that needs a lot of effort to conserve and promote.
Fabric – Katan Silk
Technique – Kadhwa bela buta
Weaving Cluster – Banaras
Length -5.5 m and Blouse 80 cm approx, Width – 1.15 m
Saree Weight – 800 gm
Katan is a thread, prepared by twisting a different number of silk filaments according to requirement. This gives a firm structure to the background fabric. Katan is a plain woven fabric with pure silk threads. It consists of two threads twisted together and is mostly used for the warp of light fabrics and sarees. Sometimes 2 filaments can be used to make the warp or weft to incorporate a texture or design.
Katan silk is the fine, soft and delicately lustrous kind of silk that has made Banarasi renowned the world over. Katan silk fabrics are made using the finest quality of Mulberry Silk in both the warp and the weft, woven in a plain weave.
A variation of Katan Silk fabric is Silk by Georgette (also called Katan Georgette or Summer Silk or Silk Georgette). This is a pure silk fabric and is obtained by using twisted silk yarns in the warp or the weft. The resultant silk fabric is thinner and lighter in weight than katan, making it suitable for wearing even in the hotter months of the year (hence, the name summer silk).