Patronised by the Mughals way back in 14th century, the magnificent Banarasi saree from the city of Varanasi, also known as Banaras, is one of the most distinguished weaves in India. Famed for its intricate patterns and designs, these sarees started out as favourites among the royalty. Known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, rich embroidery and fine silk, Banarasi sarees are considered a prized possession in royal heirlooms and a must have in modern women’s bridal trousseau. Artisans can take anywhere from 15 days to 6 months to painstakingly create a single Benarasi silk saree. Check out our Banarasi Saree collection for occasions like weddings and formal events.