The kind of figured silk that you see on this page were originally woven on the naksha drawloom. These have given way to jacquard equipment leading to more sustainable production. However, this variety of sarees remains endemic to the weavers in Varanasi who have practised this art form since generations ago, and one could make out such superior workmanship from the finish. Zoom in on the brocaded lotuses dotting the pallu, or the embroidery on the pallu itself to gain an understanding. This saree is best teamed with the choicest gold and jewels from your collection, to wear to evening wedding rituals.