In the narrow alleys of Varanasi, India, a group of skilled artisans are keeping an ancient craft alive through their nimble fingers and artistic vision. They are the sari weavers, who continue to create the quintessential garment of Indian women, one thread at a time. Their craft dates back to the 16th century, and while the world around them has changed rapidly, these weavers remain steadfast in their commitment to preserving their tradition. With their looms clacking and their hands weaving intricate designs, they create exquisite works of art that reflect the beauty and culture of their homeland. Meet the sari weavers and discover the magic behind their craft.
Top image: Sari weaving. Source: ananaline / Adobe Stock.
By Robbie Mitchell