anaras has added its own touch to the Safa making it all the more ethic and traditional. The Banarasi Zari Safa is a kind of headwear based on clothe winding, there are many variations. They are usually worn as customary headwear, usually by men, in many communities in India .
Like in other parts of India this turban is referred to as a pagri, meaning the headdress that is worn by men and is manually tied. There are several styles, specific to the wearer's region or religion, and they vary in shape, size and colour.Colours of Zari Safa are often chosen to suit the occasion or circumstance: for example, saffron, associated with valour, is worn during rallies; white, associated with peace, is worn by elders and pink, associated with spring, is worn during that season or for marriage ceremonies.
Though this tradition originated from Rajasthan, now days any Indian wedding would be considered incomplete without this. The trend is catching up and the whole activity of Banarasi Zari Safa tying adds a fun element to the wedding baraat. Even though each colour and pattern had a meaning associated with it in the past, couples do not believe in it any longer. The colours of the Safas for the guests are selected keeping in mind the theme and colour scheme of the décor. Also, a different colour is chosen for each side so that just by seeing the Safa you can tell whether a particular guest is representing the bride’s side or the groom’s side.
A Banarasi Zari Safa is usually 52 feet long and 9 inches wide as compared to a Rajasthani Safa which is shorter and broader. Wedding turbans are usually pink or red in colour. The fabric used varies from region to region, like silk turbans are famous among Punjabi grooms whereasgrooms from western part of India opt for Bandhini turbans.
In olden times there were not many patterns and styles and also the choice of fabric was very limited. That’s not the case today; nowadays you get turbans matching to the outfit and the various folds in the turban are decorated with gems, beads, zardosi work, raw silk patti borders moti work brocade patti, colored crystals work with pearl strings attached.
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