Global Apparel Market – An Overview | Watch NOW! | Ad
Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Taj swanks charm of Banarasi sari to welcome spring
Taj swanks charm of Banarasi sari to welcome spring
Apr '08
To commemorate the advent of spring, Taj Mahal Palace and Tower will get ready to welcome all its guests in the magical weave of Varanasi. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces salute the master-weavers of Varanasi by reviving the traditional art form and ensuring their preservation in the contemporary world.

Varanasi, a city where the threads of culture are woven into the fabric of history. Benares or Varanasi as it is known today, on the banks of the holy Ganges, is one of the oldest cities in the world, having provided succor and hope to millions of believers. In many ways, the story of Varanasi, is the story of sustenance.

The tradition of the hand-woven fabric has been replaced by power-looms, where prints have replaced the finesse and intricate beauty of the master craftsman's weave. As against the days when each weave was a work of customized, individual art to be treasured and preserved, today the master-weavers of Benares are facing neglect and penury.

It is not just their economic condition that is pitiable, but also the fact that their contribution is going largely unnoticed. Many of the weavers' families have seen a flight of members from traditional art form to other modern professions. Skills, which were part of family legacies and honed over generations are now slowly disappearing. The weavers are starving and have even resorted to extreme steps like selling their blood at blood banks to survive. Many others have sold their looms for firewood. There are only 160 master- weavers now left in Varanasi.

Must ReadView All

Sri Lanka reduces VAT on imported fabric to 5%

Textiles | On 24th Sep 2018

Sri Lanka reduces VAT on imported fabric to 5%

Considering the requests made by the stakeholders in the fabric...

Courtesy: Andritz

Textiles | On 24th Sep 2018

'Strength of economy, demographics drive nonwovens demand'

The strength of the economy and demographic trends are the main...

ITC helps bolster Chinese investment in Ethiopian textile

Textiles | On 24th Sep 2018

ITC helps bolster Chinese investment in Ethiopian textile

Major Chinese textile firms are stepping up sourcing and investment...

Interviews View All

Dharmendra Shah, Ozone PB Spintex Limited

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

GST has levelled the playing field to an extent

Arvind Saraf, Triveni Sarees

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Sham Shah,

Sham Shah

Shamal and Shamal Pvt Ltd is into manufacturing and sales of textile...



Italtex is a leading studio publishing fabric trend-books since 1959....

Shyam Gupta & Ravi Gupta,

Shyam Gupta & Ravi Gupta

Based out of South Delhi, Gargee Designer's provides bespoke formal and...

Paolo Ocleppo, Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Marcel Alberts, Eurofibers

Marcel Alberts

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Ray Baughman, University of Texas -Dallas

Ray Baughman
University of Texas -Dallas

<div>A team of scientists and researchers have discovered twistrons,...

Vaanee Bhatia, Gritstones Clothing

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Yash P. Kotak, Bombay Hemp Company

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Anisha Chaudhari, Threads & Shirts

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on

Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search