DHĪRA
in Katan Banaras Silk

41,580

Our Dhīra has a skilfully tailored silhouette. Strategically placed darts and seams ensure fit and form. With a distinct collar feature and deep side slits, she contours giving shape to the body.

Lavish & exquisite is an apt description for this piece.

Contemporary motifs hand woven into pure Banaras silk, showcasing a melange of thread colours…hues of lavender, mustard, gold and bursts of turquoise.

Lined in luxurious habotai silk dyed in an eye-catching mustard gold, she effortlessly merges heritage tradition with the present.

Grace is her statement.

Exclusive piece. Only one of her available…

  • 100% pure Habotai Silk lining
  • Contrasting Lining (Mustard Gold)
  • Bespoke hook and eye fastenings
  • Concealed seams and stitches
  • Made by hand
  • Craft:  Handloom weave
  • Origin:  Varanasi
  • Time on loom  approx. 30 days of love, care & craft
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Pair the Dhīra with jeans/leggings, over a long skirt or dress, or even on her own as a dress coat.

She is versatile, on-trend and ever-so-flattering.

Our model is a UK size 8, measuring 1.63 meters in height

As timeless as the City itself, these silks are (in our opinion) the piѐce de resistance of all saree textiles!

Synonymous with intricate designs, eclectic motifs, rich embroidery, softness, ease of drape, luxurious textures and breath-taking opulence (we promise you the list goes on!), Banaras silk was introduced to India by the Mughal Empire (1000 to 300BC).

The confluence of Mughal and Hindu influence resulted in the creation of unique patterns, shades, designs and weaving techniques that can only be found in Varanasi.

This ancient ‘city of lights’ situated along the banks of the river Ganga, is home to some of the most talented artisans known as Karigars.

A Benarasi saree takes anywhere from 15 – 30 days to weave by hand. Based on the complexity of the design, this process could require up to 3 weavers working on a single piece.

The process begins with sketching of the designs onto graph paper by an artist, to create design boards. The final design is only created after a series of punch cards are made. Hundreds of perforated cards are required for a single design!

Threads, in colours across the colour spectrum, are then used to knit these cards on the loom.

Watch our video to view this traditional artform in action

This piece has a more subtle collar as compared to her contemporaries in the range. Less dramatic, smoother at the back and rounding toward the front neckline, resulting in a softer finish.