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This sari achieved in golden thread over a light brown body is populated all over with three petalled flowers with two leaves springing from their stems. It comes from the ancient city of Banaras, also known as Varanasi or Kashi. The base color of the sari (light brown) contrasts well with the densely laid out golden flowers.

There is a similar border both on the top and bottom of the sari. Consisting of a horizontal band, it is inhabited by two alternating designs. The first is a composite image with two swans flanking an arched column made up of various vegetative motifs. The second is a complex circular form, at the center of which is the kalasha or pot sacred to Hinduism. The circumference of this circle is composed of flowers shooting from stems placed in a symmetrical manner around the central pot.

Finally the pallav is a real treat to the eyes. Framed on all four sides by the same border it is made up of two layers of continuous arches. Between two individual arched units is a stylized bird carrying on its back an ornate tree of life. The space between the arches is itself densely done with various paisley and vegetative motifs.

Indeed the representation of vegetative symbols has been the hallmark of Indian textiles since the most ancient times. Their depiction is symbolic of the fertility aspects associated with femininity, whose divine form the weaver of this sari set out to adorn.

The blouse piece is but an extension of the sari itself, made up of the same dense flower pattern laid out within a double border.

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