Benarasi Saris: Indian Heritage

 

 

Varanasi or Benaras is world famed for their silk saris. It is interesting to note that Benarasi saris gained popularity during the Mughal Period. There are four main varieties of the Benarasi Saris; pure silk, organza, georgette and shattir.

Most of the silk comes from the South India. The process of weaving a normal sari takes around 15 days to one month.

It is a functional art of India and the cottage silk industry provides employment to millions of people around Varanasi.