Banaras Brocades

A Banaras brocade sari is not a mere garment — it is a living skill practiced by few weavers of Banaras. Woven in Varanasi, which is referred to as Benaras or Kashi, the brocades are home to one of the oldest textile weaving traditions of the world. The “holy city of the Hindus”, Benaras, is on the banks of the river Ganga in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. This city ...

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