'Orbit' Tussar Peace Silk 4 in 1 Cape
Beyond fair wages, 10% of our profits are re-invested in positively impacting the livelihoods of artisans that made your product.
The model is wearing a Tussar Peace silk 4 in 1 Cape
Blending the best of traditional and contemporary, our Capes are handcrafted in the finest Tussar Peace silk. These robes are timeless, with a fluid silouette and are perfect for lounging or a Sunday brunch by the poolside. These can easily be donned as coats or an overdress with a basic pair of pants and tee or even thrown over a simple dress. Unbutton the clasp in front and throw one end over shoulders to syle differently or wrap it around the neck as an infinity scarf.
Wide-cut body with a relaxed silhouette
Long robe, front open
Drop shoulder with oversized sleeves
Mother of Pearl Buttons in front and sides
TEXTILE STORY: The Capes are classic and minimalistic, yet scream high fashion! These light-weight fluid drapes hang loose with drop shoulders and wide billowy sleeves. Slow fashion at its best, these are perfect separates for your getaways and staycations. Crafted and finished by hand, they can take you from day to evening effortlessly.
Whispers from Beyond-Peace Silk Capes is a collection inspired by the ethereal beauty of travel memories and the serene moments that linger in the heart long after the journey ends. I was, driven by a passion for exploration and a deep appreciation for the tranquility found in distant landscapes, sought to encapsulate these emotions into wearable art.
The collection draws its name from the delicate whispers of the wind, the rustling of leaves, and the echoes of distant shores that seem to transcend time and space.
Today our rendezvous was about a new pattern, and the brief was an amalgamation of geometry. We then developed the design slowly, including all the possible shapes of rectangles and triangles. I broke the monotony with a block of solid Vermillion in an impromptu fashion. It turned out to be quite a joy ride, watching the geometry take shape and our vision come alive! Everyone’s faces lit up after the last block was imprinted, with a sense of ownership towards the design elements that each one had contributed.
Tussar Peace silk 4 in 1 Cape -
L 225 - 250 cm W 90 - 92 cm
WEIGHT: 150 grams
COLOUR:Majenta, Black and Natural Gold of Tussar
Variation in printing & colour are hallmarks of hand block printing and dyeing in small batches. Here’s to celebrating blemishes, flaws, faulty and irregular.
DYES: Azo-free non toxic dyes
At aeshaane, we invite everyone to slow down and cherish garments that are made slowly and deliberately by artisans. After all, 'Things of beauty have no fear of time'! Free Worldwide shipping on all orders.
SHIPPING: Dispatched in 21-30 business days
RETURNS & EXCHANGES:
Made to order fashion: Each piece is specially handcrafted for you, thereby reducing waste, since items are not produced in advance. Please check the Return & Exchanges policy.
The network of silk farming is made up of mothers, grandmothers and sons, therefore making cocoon farming a family affair!Our Tussar silk cloth is a completely handmade artisan product, made by Ravi and his family, who've been weaving silk for the last three generations. They nurture their small dreams in a remote village called 'Bhagaiya'. His mother, 'Shivrani Devi' wakes up in the wee hours of the morning, to remove the fibres from empty cocoons. Soon 'Dadi' (grandmother) takes over by gathering the yarns, and then 'Shanikumar' his brother, spins them by hand using the time-honoured 'Charkha' or the spinning wheel. Finally, to the most treasured part, where Ravi's father 'Shivshankar Ram' breathes life into the Ahimsa using the ancient heritage wooden loom. Each piece has taken at least a week to produce, excluding the harvesting and printing by our artists Ali bhai, Deepak and Bachchu.
Besides earning a fair income from their work, all our artisans have a sense of belonging, a place they can call their own, that gives them a life filled with love, pride and dignity, where they can benefit from being together as a community. Meet the makers here.
At aeshaane, our artisans have
- A safe and flexible working environment
- Encouragement to use their own creativity
- Ability to work remotely or from home
- Integration into an uplifting community
- Dignified work where their voices are heard
- Options to participate in workshops and other training programs
WORKSHOP: Each piece is handmade at aeshaane's in-house workshop in a small village in Bengal, where our artisans share our values and produce in a fair way. We celebrate all that is slow, ethical and does not harm the people, animals or the planet. To learn more, click on Behind the scenes.
MATERIAL: 100% Natural Tussar Peace silk
HANDFEEL: Light-weight, airy, incredibly smooth and soft; When draped, its fluidity is unmatched!
IS IT NON-VIOLENT?
Tussar, Tussah or Tushar also known as 'Kosa silk' in Sanskrit, is produced from larvae of several species of silkworms belonging to the moth genus Antheraea. These worms live in wild forests and breed on local trees like Sal, Arjun and Saja. It comes in varieties of Kattia and Gicha. Part of the process to rear silk conventionally, involves the cocoons being hurled into hot water to preserve the integrity of the long silk filament fibres. This method clearly kills the silkworm, breaking the chain of ethical processing. However, at aeshaane, we believe in slow silk farming, where the fibre gets extracted from empty cocoons, only after the metamorphosis of the moth is complete and they leave their habitat, thereby completing the chain of circular farming. Thus, Tussar silk reared by this method is also known as Peace or Vegan silk. For more information click on Our silks.
PROPERTIES: Tussar silk is cooler than the other varieties of silk, as it is a lot more porous, therefore, breathable. It is light, airy and comfortable. The silk from this Natural fibre is readily biodegradable after serving its full lifecycle, and thus has low environmental impact.
ORIGIN: Much of it is produced in Bhagalpur (where it is called Bhagalouri silk), Bihar, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and In recent years, Tussar silk production has become an economic lifeline for villagers in Jharkhand. The Kharsawa district of Jharkhand is considered to be the epicentre, that accounts for more than 40% of total Tussar Silk production in India.
We help you take good care of your purchase. With a little love and care, your silk kaftan will last you for years. We celebrate re-use, swapping and encourage you to repair whenever possible.
- Dry cleaning is the safest option
- Gentle steam iron on the reverse side
- Do not wrap in plastic, as silk needs to breathe
- Each purchase comes in a recycled bag for storage
Click on Care and repair to know more.