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Benarasi silk saris and a barrage of Varanasi, also known as Banaras, or Benaras. It is located in Uttar Pradesh in the West bank of the river Ganges, and is considered one of the oldest inhabited city in the world. Silk used forSarris historically been imported from China, but modern saris made of silk imported from Bangalore, India.Many of the early Buddhist texts mention the Millennium Benaras tissue, and to instruct that Benaras was a center for weaving fine of not less than two thousand years.
Some of the weavers were able to trace their origins to 990 AD. Benarasi silk saris and reached the peak of its glory during the reign of the Mongols in the 1600’s. During this time, and traditional motifs Sarah underwent a process of restructuring and the Indians and Persians together.