in Banaras Silk brocade


Created using Upcycled fabric

With slit-sleeves, a jewel shaped neckline, concealed front button panel and a tailored fit, she adds effortless grace to any ensemble.

Ivory coloured Banaras silk exuding decadence, laced with gold floral motif brocade, producing a lavishly decorated woven fabric.

Offset against a soft, blush pink lining in pure habotai silk.

  • 100% pure Habotai Silk lining
  • Contrasting Lining (Blush pink)
  • Concealed front button panel
  • Concealed seams and stitches
  • Made by hand
  • Craft:  Handloom weave
  • Origin:  Banaras
  • Time on loom  approx. 15 – 30 days of love, care & craft

We’ve opted for a short slip dress, tulle skirt and a pair of jeans, but you can mix things up as you wish.

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

This complex handcraft technique, requiring great skill in representing such fine detail, has its Indian origins in the 14th Century Mughal Empire.

It is in the Banarasi brocade that the most intricate expression, and detailed rendering of flowers, birds, Persian and Nagari scripts, is found.

Naqshabands are the Persian planners or cartographers responsible for the technique of brocade weaving as well as the design of the motifs we see today; believed to have migrated to Banaras from present-day Iran.

Often described as rich and decorative, Banarasi brocade is a luxurious fabric that catches the eye both in design and splendour.

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.