bharatanatyam dance Silk saris originated in India and have a long history dating back to ancient times. Silk was first cultivated in India around 2000 BC. Silk saris were initially worn by royalty and later became popular among the elite.
Some of the most famous silk saris come from specific regions of India, like Banarasi saris from Varanasi, Mysore silk saris, Kanchipuram silk saris, Paithani saris and more. Each of these silk saris has a unique weaving style and motifs.