Introduction

My next few blogs are going to be about the ‘Banarasi Brocade’, which is one of the rich weaving craft of India. It is cluster based and scattered all over the mohallas of Varanasi. It is known all over the world for gold patterns, known as Kimkwab which has been interpreted to mean no less than a dream that generally carry patterns of flowers, leaves, shapes and many other. There are various types of brocade and saris, which has a metallic look. Banarsi weaving is very compact and detailed weaving. The weaver of Varanasi are so dedicated, they try to give their best and make the women feel special. The pallav is the most fascinating part of a banarasi saree. We definitely need to thank Mughals for giving us such a rich and royal textile. Now stay tuned for details of the types of brocade and saris.

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