Weaver’s District Tour

Walk through the weavers district of Varanasi and learn about the life of the weavers and the process of hand weaving of the famous silk brocades and Banarasi sari. You will visit few private residences of the weavers and get an opportunity to interact with them directly. We take you walking around through the weavers community where you visit some of the private residence of the weavers and learn the art. Banaras’s handloom weaving traditions have found mention in Vedic and Buddhist literature. The transition from cotton to silk occurred around the 14th century, with Persian inspired motifs, such as the ‘Paisley’, ‘Jhallar’ and the ‘Namavali’ becoming staples in the weaves.