In Cream Gold Banaras Silk


Created using Upcycled fabric

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 creamy gold, pure katan silk fabric with unique pink, orange and green temple weaving design. This is a decadent and lustrous handloom weave.

Exclusive piece. Only one of her available…

  • 100% pure Habotai Silk lining
  • Contrasting Lining (Hot pink)
  • Concealed seams and stitches / Hook & eye fastenings
  • Made by hand
  • Craft:  Handloom weave
  • Origin:  Banaras
  • 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.

Benarasi…the affectionate name for sarees woven in Varanasi. 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

We love that this piece has been made using upcycled fabric. Foremost are the environmental benefits associated with upcycling, but there is also the storytelling component. A fabric that lives on in a different form, for a different purpose.