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Cordovan-Red Tibetan Handloom Floral Brocade
Pure Silk Handloom Brocade
Width - 23 inch / 58.4 cms

Item Code: SFF53
Price per yard: $145.00


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Vibrant-Green Plain Banarasi Fabric with Woven Golden Zari Border
Pure Silk
Width - 43 inch / 109.2 cms

Item Code: SFF54
Price per yard: $50.00


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Frost-Gray Handloom Fabric from Pochampally with Ikat Weave
Pure Cotton-Silk
Width - 45 inch / 114.3 cms

Item Code: SFF55
Price per yard: $30.00


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Fabric with Block-Printed Gayatri Mantra
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Cotton with Viscose
Width - 45 inch / 114.3 cms

Item Code: SFF56
Price per yard: $10.00




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Beige-Colored Fabric with Block-Printed Warli Motifs
Cotton with Viscose
Width - 44 inch / 111.8 cms

Item Code: SFF57
Price per yard: $10.00


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Golden-Ochre Self Weave Fabric from Banaras with Woven Chinese Good Luck Symbol
Polyester
Weaver Kasim Family of Banaras
Width - 28 inch / 71.1 cms

Item Code: SFF58
Price per yard: $25.00


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Batik Dyed Fabric
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Pure Silk
Width - 43 inch / 109.2 cms

Item Code: SFF59
Price per yard: $30.00




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Chocolate-Truffle Fabric from Banaras with Self Weave and Chinese Good Luck Symbols
Polyester
Weaver Kasim Family of Banaras
Width - 27 inch / 68.6 cms

Item Code: SFF60
Price per yard: $25.00


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Pure Wool Handloom Tweed Fabric from Kullu with Woven Checks
Pure Wool
Width - 30 inch / 76.2 cms

Item Code: SFF61
Price per yard: $65.00


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Bracken-Colored Tweed Fabric from Kullu with Woven Checks
Pure Wool
Width - 29 inch / 73.7 cms

Item Code: SFF62
Price per yard: $65.00


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String-Gray Tweed Woven Wool Fabric from Himachal Pradesh
Pure Wool
Width - 29 inch / 73.7 cms

Item Code: SFF63
Price per yard: $65.00


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Whisper-White Handloom Fabric from Pochampally with Ikat Weave in Multi-color Thread
Pure Cotton
Width - 43 inch / 109.2 cms

Item Code: SFF64
Price per yard: $20.00


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Snow-White Handloom Fabric from Pochampally with Ikat Weave
Pure Cotton
Width - 46 inch / 116.8 cms

Item Code: SFF65
Price per yard: $25.00


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Ash-Rose Hand Woven Ikat Fabric from Pochampally
Pure Cotton
Width - 45 inch / 114.3 cms

Item Code: SFF66
Price per yard: $20.00


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Beige-Colored Warli Fabric with Block-Printed Chakra of Life
Cotton with Viscose
Width - 44 inch / 111.8 cms

Item Code: SFF67
Price per yard: $15.00


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Egret-White Fabric with Lukhnavi Chikan Hand-Embroidered Flowers
Pure Chiffon
Width - 45 inch / 114.3 cms

Item Code: SFF68
Price per yard: $165.00


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Block-Printed Fabric from Jharkhand
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Cotton with Viscose
Width - 45 inch / 114.3 cms

Item Code: SFF69
Price per yard: $15.00




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Fabric from Banaras with Woven Tibetan Symbols in Self-Colored Thread
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Polyester
Weaver Kasim Family of Banaras
Width - 26 inch / 66 cms

Item Code: SFF70
Price per yard: $20.00




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Ivory Net Fabric from Banaras with Flowers on Border
Net
Width - 45 inch / 114.3 cms

Item Code: SFF71
Price per yard: $45.00


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Rosewood-Colored Banarasi Fabric with Woven Chinese Shou Symbols
Polyester
Weaver Kasim Family of Banaras
Width - 27 inch / 68.6 cms

Item Code: SFF72
Price per yard: $25.00


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Black and Beige Colored Floral Printed Fabric from Jharkhand
Cotton with Viscose
Width - 45 inch / 114.3 cms

Item Code: SFF73
Price per yard: $15.00


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Warli Printed Fabric from Jharkhand with Village life
Cotton with Viscose
Width - 45 inch / 114.3 cms

Item Code: SFF74
Price per yard: $15.00


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Cream-Colored Fabric from Jharkhand with Block-Printed Paisleys
Cotton with Viscose
Width - 47 inch / 119.4 cms

Item Code: SFF75
Price per yard: $15.00


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Plain Satin Lining Fabric
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Polyester Satin
Width - 44 inch / 111.8 cms

Item Code: SFF76
Price per yard: $5.00




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Silk Brocade Fabrics Sold by the Yard
What is a Silk Brocade?

It is a richly patterned silk fabric characterized by the use of gold and silver thread. Silk Brocades are luxury textiles.

In the Tibetan language, the word for silk brocade is gya-ser, this term being widely prevalent even today amongst the textile traders of Banaras. There are however regional names also; for instance, in both Ladakh and Bhutan, it is called gos-chen. literally meaning the 'great garment.'

Tibet's Connection with Silk:

The gift of silk was first brought to Tibet from China; by the Chinese princess who married King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet in the first part of the seventh century. Slowly, this fascinating textile penetrated all aspects of Tibetan daily life, developing into an integral part of their religious and secular ethos.

Traders belonging to the Marwari community - from Rajasthan and well known for their business acumen - settled in Kalimpong (near Sikkim), first took the samples of this Chinese brocade to Varanasi. Some people believe it was the Nepalese traders who took the initiative. Over time, Banarasi brocades overtook their Chinese counterparts in popularity.

The reasons for the partiality towards the brocade from Varanasi were (are):

a). The quality of the gold was better.

b). The fabric was thicker.

c). In modern times, brocade from Varanasi is still entirely hand-woven whereas the Chinese brocades are now machine made.

d). The Indian merchants take even small orders while their Chinese counterparts insist on orders for large quantities.

Uses of Silk Brocade in the Religious Life of Tibet:

1). For the design and decoration of shrines as altar (chos-kyap) and seat coverings, drapes and canopies (u-lep) marking the seat of a high religious person.

2). Used for pillar covers (ka-phen) and door hangings (cheb-le).

3). For framing thangka paintings.

4). To adorn images of deities.

5). For making dance costumes.

6). As altar over hangs for the seats of high lamas.


The Kasim family of Varanasi - A 200 Year Old Institution:

The Kasim Family of Banaras are virtually synonymous with Tibetan Brocade and were the first to manufacture these at Banaras, more than 200 years ago.

Since then it has been a constant passion with the family and the only time production fell was in the early 1960s when China occupied Tibet. Reminiscences one of the Kasim brothers:

'Our father was adamant that we will not give up gya-ser weaving, He said that this brocade is connected with someone's religion and religion never gets over.'

Slowly, a revival began around 1965, when the Tibetans in exile sought out gya-ser brocades again to decorate the monasteries being established in India. There was a further demand from Tibetan communities spread around the world as well as from Buddhist pilgrims who came to Sarnath and Bodhgaya, sacred cities near Banaras, highlighting the continued importance of silk brocades in the lives of Tibetans.

The contribution of the Kasim Family was acknowledged by the Dalai Lama himself when he introduced them at a gathering by saying 'These are the people who make the fabric of our religion.'

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