Warp and weft tales 9 Photos . Updated: 02 Jan 2015, 10:15 PM IST Livemint A new book by Jaya Jaitly delves into the ongoing ... moreA new book by Jaya Jaitly delves into the ongoing churn of textile dilemmas inside the world's oldest living city 1/9Cotton turban cloth with zari borders was woven on narrow looms. Photographs courtesy ‘Woven Textiles Of Varanasi’, Niyogi Books. 2/9A model wearing a contemporary Banarasi sari sits among Varanasi weavers and their families. 3/9A bride wearing her grandmother’s pink tissue silk sari(in next slide) for her wedding ceremony in the 1960s. 4/9The sari was woven in the late 19th century. 5/9The typical weaver’s workspace is crowded with looms and pattern cards. 6/9A worker in a powerloom factory in Varanasi. Powerlooms work much faster, multiplying production. 7/9Muslim weavers like Kasim continue to create fabric with Tibetan symbols, borders and patterns for Buddhists across the world. 8/9The paisley, a significant motif in Varanasi’s weaving vocabulary, is arranged in myriad ways by a naqshaband. 9/9This paisley in Devanagari calligraphy reveals a Kabir bhajan.