Banaras Silk & Jamdani brocade


Unequivocally unique, our oversized coat in the collection, the Eka, boasts a wide A-cut, with bell type sleeves and bordered sleeve folds for impact, rounded neckline with a circle cut front, slanted side pockets and a back slit for ease of movement.

A symphony of fine handloom technique, with jamdani woven into cotton and Banaras silk.

Colourful, fine, loosely woven floral patterns adorn this piece. Gold zari borders and vines have been woven into the fabric adding extra opulence.

Set against lime green, pure habotai silk the Eka in pure cotton silk is radiance personified.

  • 100% pure Habotai Silk lining
  • Contrasting Lining (Lime green)
  • Gold zari sleeve ends, pocket flaps and back tab
  • Concealed seams and stitches / Hook & eye fastenings
  • Made by hand
  • Craft:  Handloom weave
  • Origin:  Varanasi
  • Time on loom  approx. 30 days of love, care & craft

She can be worn on her own with a belt around the waist, over dresses, sarees, jeans, skirts – you name it – she’ll adapt to your personal style.

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

Still somewhat of a mystery, the fine weaving technique of Jamdani is said to have originated in Dhaka (Bangladesh) and made its way to West Bengal as far back as the 16th Century. Rich in culture and heritage, Jamdani weaving requires skilled craftsmen spending 30 – 40 days at the handloom to produce 5 yards of fabric.

With an almost ethereal delicacy, it was hailed for its sheer beauty and technical craftsmanship by Mughal Emperors.

Zari refers to a tinsel thread of gold/silver that is woven into a fabric. The ancient art of zari involved the weaving of real gold or silver thread! Today, we use cotton wrapped in gold or silver metallic yarn.

Brought to India by the Persians during the Age of the Rig Veda (1700 and 1100BC), zari became an exclusive weave and embroidery; considered a true embodiment of elegance.