Saturday, August 29, 2009

Amru brocades

Varanasi is an important center for weaving silk sarees. Of the many styles of brocades used for adorning these sarees, Amru is the famous one. It is done using silk threads. The Amru style employs an overall pattern of buds, called ‘buttis’. The borders and the pallu (hanging end of the saree) are the most decorated portions of the saree. The pallu contains flowering bushes and flowering mango patterns. Red, orange and yellow are the usual shades that are employed.

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