Varanasi is famous for its Silk Sarees and the brocades hand-woven in Gold or Silver thread. These masterpieces of elegance and artwork have always fascinated the to-be brides and Saree aficionados. Weaving communities thrive across the town, especially in Godowlia, Lallapura and Madanpura. Especially famous is the Gold and Silver brocade work, with intricate designs being woven on pure silk, organza, georgette and other pure materials. If you pass by these areas, the clack of weaving looms persists like a background score. Shopkeepers often do the quintessential ‘ring test’ to affirm the quality of the silk, where the complete Saree can pass through a ring.