SONA RUPA - THE SHIKARGAH EDIT
Shikar never seemed this royal before! Jungle scenes intricately handwoven on a choli for all those "Mangal'' occasions that herald new & auspicious beginnings. Tanchoi Brocade style of weaving to depict the Shikargah in Alfi using Gold & Silver Zari.
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“Shikargah" is a game preserve. The designs are human or animal & bird images in game preserves very intricately woven into the fine silk yarns. A true marvel of craftsmanship the Shikargah is a must in every wardrobe.
Presenting “Sona Rupa - The Shikhargah Edit” in pure katan silk & tissue, from Benares handwoven exclusively for अबnoरmal to our design. The elephants, deers, peacocks & parrots amidst lush flora & fauna are woven in 2 colors known as “Alfi” - gold (Sona) & silver (Rupa) zari using the Tanchoi brocade style of weaving to depict the Shikargah.
Tanchoi style of weaving travelled to India from China thanks to Parsi traders from Surat & their love for silks! Legend has it that in the mid 19th century a Parsi merchant Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy
commisioned 3 weavers from a Joshi family in Surat to travel to China to learn this particular technique of weaving this particular brocade silk. The 3 brothers upon return adopted the name of their Chinese teacher who taught them weaving “Chhoi” & “Tran” is Gujarati for 3 referring to the 3 brothers - thus was born Tanchoi a style of weaving brought to India by the 3 brothers in Surat from their teacher in China!
Do zoom in to see the beauty, intricacy & clarity of the woven figures. A katori style yoke details in pure gold & silver tissue from Chanderi to add some drama this Choli is a must have mix & match in your wardrobe for any grand occasion. A perfect go to blouse for any shaadi or function this is.
Material: Pure Katan silk & Tissue
Please note that colours and tones shown here are as close to the original as possible. Small variations may occur due to light, individual screen peculiarities or resolution.
Sizes: The choli comes in standard ready to wear sizes 34 to 48 with a 2 inch margin inside for alterations.
Delivery: This limited edition choli will be dispatched within 2-3 weeks of confirmed order with payment.