A Banarasi dupattas are made in Varanasi, a city which is also called Benares or Banaras. The dupattas are among the finest in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery. The dupattas are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate design and, because of these engravings, are relatively heavy. Their special characteristics are Mughal inspired designs such as intricate intertwining floral and foliate motifs, kalga and bel, a string of upright leaves called jhallar at the outer, edge of border is a characteristic of these dupattas. Other features are gold work, compact weaving, figures with small details, metallic visual effects, pallus, jal (a net like pattern), and mina work.