Exhibition “Queen of Banarasi” at Kankatala till 31 March
29-31 March 2019 at Kankatala, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
365telugu.com online news, march 30: KANKATALA BRINGS EXQUISITE, HANDPICKED BANARASI WEAVES TO HYDERABAD
Hyderabad: Kankatala are proud to present a collection of fine Banarasi sarees at our Jubilee Hills store on 29th , 30th and 31st March 2019. Every piece in the collection is hand-picked, and the collection has been curated with the most discerning saree wearer in mind.Influenced by Mughal royalty, Banarasi weaves have progressed to suit changing tastes to include everything from floral patterns and animals to jaal and geometric motifs.
Banarasi handlooms are synonymous with lovely zari work or brocade, which gives a metallic visual effect achieved through a complicated weaving technique. Varanasi, home of these handlooms, has two major hubs: Alaipura, known for experimental and contemporary weaves, and Madanapura, known for smooth and traditional weaves. These historic weaves are of great sentimental value and are often cherished through generations as heirlooms. The collection curated by Kankatala features some of the finest renditions of these highly revered weaves. The sarees available come in a variety of fabrics and designs, including: mulberry silk, katan silk, khaddi and moonga georgette, Banarasi georgette bandhinis, kora/organzas, garchola patterns, shikargarh patterns, Banarasi cotton jamdanis, jangla Banarasis, tanchoi Banarasis and kadwa woven Banarasis. Established in 1943, Kankatala are renowned for hand-picked, hand-woven sarees. For over 75 years, they have prided themselves on a golden rule of curation which has never been broken: every single saree among the thousands in their catalogue must be carefully chosen by a member of the family. The curators look for and select only the best quality in weave, design and fabric. This is what has made the Kankatala name synonymous with exquisite sarees, and secured their place as one of Hyderabad’s most beloved boutiques over the decades.