It is said that an Indian bride’s wedding ensemble is incomplete until and unless she buys herself a benarasi saree. Because of the vibrant colour combinations, rich and intricate thread and zari designs, many brides prefer wearing a banarasi saree for her wedding ceremony. As heavy gold jewellery compliments a banarasi saree and it becomes a perfect attire for the bride on her big day. The Kith and kin of the bride and the groom adorn themselves in the best of banarasi silks, brocades, jamdanis, tanchois etc.
Another very well known product in Benarasi saree is the silk Jamdani. Technically speaking,this is another variety of brocade. Jamdani is a traditional weave of Banaras. It is still considered to be one of the finest products to coming out of Banarasi looms.
The silk fabric is brocaded with cotton and sometimes with zari threads. Jamdani is woven by transfixing the pattern thread between a number of warp threads in proportion to the size of the design. Then the shuttle is passed through the regular weft. By repeating this process, patterns take its form. The Jamdani weaver produces a wide arrange of intricate designs.
Some of the traditional motifs of Jamdani are chameli or jasmine,panna hazaar of thousand emeralds, genda buti or marigold flower, leaf form, diagonally striped and so on. The most attractive design feature of the Jamdani sari is corner-motif having a floral paisley.
Both Indian and western outfits can be designed from this fabrics. A well tailored, Jamdani salwaar/churidaar kameez will make a very formal Indian wear. Outfit in pastel hues can be worn during day time, while outfits made in bright bold colour can become evening wear. Similarly a cleverly designed western outfit like an evening gown can be worn as western formal.