in Tussar Silk & Zardosi


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

This undyed Tussar Silk, is inherently creamy-honey-beige in colour with an uneven golden sheen. We love its natural lustre!

Accompanying this design is one of the most lavish styles of embroidery, the ancient Persian craft of Zardosi.

Only one piece created…

  • 100% pure Habotai Silk lining
  • Contrasting Lining (Salmon peach)
  • Hand embroidered zardosi craft on both sleeves
  • Concealed front button panel
  • Concealed seams and stitches
  • Made by hand
  • Craft:   Handloom weave
  • Origin:   Jharkand
  • Time on loom  approx. 4-5 days of love, care & craft
  • Zardosi handcraft:  15 days

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 6, measuring 1.66 meters in height

Known as Kosa Silk in Sanskrit, it is a type of pure wild silk produced primarily in the states of West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkand.

This raw fabric has a rich yet coarse texture, is light and airy, and delicate yet structured.It has rather unique thermal properties in that it keeps the wearer warm in winter and cool in summer.

Accompanying this design is the ancient Persian craft of Zardosi embroidery. Considered one of the most lavish styles of embroidery, this regal art made its way to India during the Mughal Era (16th Century).

A highly skilled technique painstakingly crafted by hand using an adda bichana (wooden frame), incorporating fine metallic embellishments, thin needle points, hand drawn patterns and wires, beads, curved hooks, and threads…all interwoven to create timeless, individually unique embroidery designs.

This type of embroidery work can take one days or months to complete, based on the intricacy.

Click here to watch zardosi craft in process

You will find that the fabric on this piece has not been dyed. A conscious choice to highlight the natural beauty of pure Tussar silk and pay homage to the humble silkworms producing this illustrious yarn.