The city of Varanasi which is also known as Benaras, is said to be the oldest living city of the world. Over the last more than two thousand years of its known existence, the city has been origin of many cultural, religious and literary traditions of lndian societies. The benarasi saree is one of the living traditions originated from this city. Benarasi sarees are among the finest sarees in lndia. lt is woven from the finest silk and is known for its gorgeous brocade or zari work and opulent embroidery. It is extremely popular all over India and across the world. ln Bengal it is the first choice as bridal wear. Benarasi sarees are made from all types of silk. This particular saree is made with tussar silk.