Naseem, one the weavers we met told us that most of the yarn comes from China or from a Silweta close to Bangalore and Bhagalpur in Bengal. The Yarn is twisted in Benaras and then dyed. The process involves up to 10 artisans apart from the weaver. After the process of dying, it takes up to 25 days on a handloom machine to make one sari! Most patterns are still inspired by flora and fauna, however, designers are re-inventing the potential of this cottage industry and geometric and more contemporary repeats can also be found in this hidden gem. Further a master weaver in Madanpura opens a few saris for us and tries to know what we were looking for. On inspection he tells us that the price of the sari goes up by the number of threads used. Some Jamdanis and cut work Dupattas were shown to us with silver and gold Zari. Patterns like Jamavar are the most traditional and exotic now. Some varieties of silks that can be found here are organza, tissue, brocade, matar, mashru, moga, tussar, mulberry, eri, tanchoi, dupian and kataan.