EKA
in Banaras Katan Silk

50,986

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.

This soft, pure katan silk in Rani pink, is handwoven with traditional gold, floral booti design. One of our most exquisite fabrics of the collection.

The contrasting saree borders adorned with handwoven floral and vine detail, pops of green, purple, and rani pink set against gold weave, have been used to border the sleeve ends, pocket flaps and back tab.

Lined in a rich emerald, green habotai silk, the Eka in Rani Pink is undoubtedly regal in every single way.

Exclusive piece. Only one of her available…

  • 100% pure Habotai Silk lining
  • Contrasting Lining (Emerald green)
  • Floral detail on 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
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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

The colour Rani Pink is well acclaimed and – as stated by many – not just a colour, but rather an emotion. Somewhere along the colour spectrum is this fusion of magenta, fuchsia and hot pink.

Stunningly gorgeous Rani Pink is synonymous with Indian bridalwear and translated means Queen Pink…royal in every right.

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