A Banarasi sarees usually woven in Varanasi, an ancient city also known as Banaras. This Banarsi silk is a fine variant of Silk originating from the city of Varanasi. Sarees have woven from this fine silk, known as a Banarasi Silk Saree. These Banarasi Sarees are some of the best sarees in India and are known for their gold and silver or zari brocade, fine silk, and opulent embroidery. The Banarasi sarees are of finely woven silk and decorated with an intricate design and, because of these prints, are relatively heavy.