Of the many exquisite Banarasi silk saris, the Tanchoi holds a special place. Light, soft and yet rich because of its embossed weaves and motifs, the intricate patterns on the Tanchoi make each piece, a work of art. But apart from its sheer beauty, the Tanchoi brocade is also a stand-out because of the story attached to it and the journey it made across the continent.
While it is closely connected to Banaras and its rich tradition of silk weaving, the Tanchoi traces its roots to China. It is said to have made its way to India thanks to Parsi traders who loved their silk!