Benares brocade saris are commonly worn as wedding saris throughout India.In the vast range of the Indian textiles, Benares brocade has its own status. This glorious fabric reflects both luxury and beauty.With bright coloured silk and gold or silver threads these brocades have the most variegated patterns.In this technique gold and silver threads are so densely used that the ground fabric is hardly visible.The designs include floral animal and bird motifs.
This unique piece depicts diagonally placed creeper design in alternate pattern of silk and gold jari thread. Heavily brocaded pallu has diamond patterns.The corners of the pallu has decorated mango motifs in gold and silver.
Copy of one of the award-winning sari, displayed in Vishawakarma exhibition, New Delhi.
Textiles and Costumes of India
Weaver - Mohamad Maksud, Madanpura,Varanasi,Uttar Pradesh
Silk with brocade
20th Century CE