Benares Silk

The city of Benares is renowned worldwide for its silk brocade weaving.
For centuries, this entirely artisanal know-how has been handed down from father to son.
The weavings are done on manual looms, using an ingenious mechanism to produce the most complex patterns.
It is indeed a simple punched card that indicates the placement of the threads.
Benares silks are usually embellished with Zari threads, threads of gold or silver.