We use Eri silk, which is cooler in summer and warmer in winter, to make our scarves.
Eri is obtained from Samia caterpillar but only after its transformation (and escape) into a moth.
The soft cocoon shell, the caterpillar leaves behind, has naturally a hole in it; thus yarn cannot be reeled off as in mulberry silk’s case. Instead, the staple is spun to make yarn, this makes Eri soft and fluffy.
Our scarves are handcrafted on traditional wooden looms.
We see reflections of the rich history of looms and weaving in our looms.
Our looms are made of wood from sal tree: a native of the Indian subcontinent with religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists. The channel in the looms -- that allows the flying shuttle to traverse the width of the loom -- is made from teak for smoothness.
Each step of the process is touched by the adept hands of our master weavers who work for days to craft the scarves.
Readying the loom for weaving is like arranging a band for a musical session. The repetitive actions on wooden tools and parts of a loom make the weaving process rhythmic and add musical components to it.