Handloom Banarasi Silk also known as Benarasi Silk is a fine variant of Silk originating from the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India. ... Originally crafted exclusively for the royalty, It is handwoven using both a pure silk warp and weft. This fabric of silk is extremely fine, soft and lustrous and has made Banarasi renowned the world over.A Banarasi sari is a sari made in Varanasi, an ancient city which is also called benares(Banaras). The saris are among the finest saris in india and are known for their gold and silver brocad or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery. The saris are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate design, and, because of these engravings, are relatively heavy. heir special characteristics intricate intertwining floral and foliate motifs, kalga and bel, a string of upright leaves called jhallar at the outer, edge of border is a characteristic of these saris. Other features are gold work, compact weaving, figures with small details, metallic visual effects, pallus, jal , and mina work. Zari is the main decorative material in most silk saris and ghararas. It is also used in other garments made of silk, like lehengas(skirts), cholis (blouses), kurtas and dhotis.