Varanasi Silks and Saris
This pencil case urges you to imagine yourself walking along the winding lanes that are home to the weavers of Varanasi, India. At one time there were as many as 300,000 weavers in the area, but today there are no more than 40,000. We have named it Siyah after the Urdu word for “black.”
About This Design
- Original Art: Handwoven and embroidered silk
- Era: Modern example of an ancient tradition
- Region: Varanasi, India
Be inspired by the ancient silk weavers of Varanasi, India, and cultivate your creative side with this beautiful journal honouring those skilled artists. Steeped in tradition, this exquisite design will wrap your own words and creative impulses in the masterful technique of Indian textile creation.
Like many Asian countries, India has weaving techniques and silks unique to its state. The region of Varanasi is known throughout the country for its very fine silk and in ancient times, the embroidery was woven with threads of pure gold. It’s no surprise that the beauty of the Banarasi saris makes them a popular choice for weddings and key life events in Indian culture.
Indicative of power, sincerity and responsibility, this intricate black and gold Siyah design mimics life’s ebbs and flows through its elegant folds.
At one time, as many as 300,000 weavers were in this area of northern India. Today fewer than 40,000 remain, as younger generations opt for nontraditional careers. This awe-inspiring silk-weaving technique is in danger of becoming a dying art, giving us all the more reason to treasure these precious silks.
Together, let’s celebrate the sumptuousness of the silken folds only Varanasi can produce.
|SIZE||Width: 220mm (8¾”) Height: 30mm (1¼”) Depth: 68mm (2¾”)|
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