This type of Benares brocade sari is popularly known as Ganga Jamuna in which silver and gold threads or any other two colour threads are used for weaving. This sari has six petal buttis all over the ground in gold and silver. The pallu has stylized paisley design amongst densely woven floral creeper design. The corner of the ground near the pallu has mango motifs.


  • Title: Banarasi Sari
  • Location: India
  • Provenance: Gift of Aarti Mehta on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of The Museum Society of Bombay
  • Type: Sari
  • Medium: Silk with brocade
  • Region: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • History of Style of Technique: 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 and the glorious fabric reflects both luxury and beauty.
  • Accession Number: 2013.21

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