Banarasi saris are often part of an Indian bride's trousseau, these sarees are made in Varanasi, an ancient city which is also called Banaras. The saris are among the finest saris in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade 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.
Their 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 (a net like pattern), and mina work.
Banarasi saris are mostly worn on important occasions such as when attending a wedding with a complementary jewellery.