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Brocade

  • The Brocades of Benaras
    Video
  • Courtesy Naseem Ahmad, Varanasi
    Brocades of Varanasi
    Module
  • Zari of Varanasi
    Interview
    The use of gold and silver zari is a characteristic feature of the brocades of Varanasi. Shyam Sunde...
  • Nakshabandi (pattern-drawing) and Weaving in Varanasi
    Interview
    In Varanasi, before the advent of jacquard looms, weaving was done on jala looms. A ‘jala’ is a...
  • Brocade Weaving in Varanasi
    Image Gallery
    This image gallery provides a glimpse into some of the processes involved in making brocade...
  • Further Reading: Brocades of Varanasi
    Bibliography
  • Zari Making in Varanasi
    Interview
    A characteristic feature of the traditional brocades of Varanasi is the use of gold or silver zari a...
  • Brocades of Benaras
    Interview
  • Brocades of Varanasi: External Links
    Article
    Overviews of history, materials and techniques (grouped thematically and by date)   We...
  • At a Glance: Brocades of Varanasi
    Quick Facts
  • Weaving in Varanasi
    Video
    Photographs Sunrise, Assi Ghat, Varanasi Naksha or design process: Naseem Ahmad at work...
  • Brocade Weaving of Mubarakpur, U.P.
    Interview
    One of the few weavers from the Dawoodi Bohra community (Mubarakpur, Azamgarh), Abdullah w...