Jacquard Wrap Skirt
50% eri silk - fully lined in cotton - wrap waist - dry clean only
Made from eri silk grown in Assam, India, this piece is painstakingly woven on a hand jacquard loom, using punch cards to create the motifs. The fabric is made from a unique silk raised on castor plants unlike the common mulberry silk. This leaves the silk with a cushiony texture and a very subtle sheen. The silk is handspun and handwoven on a cotton warp, giving it a textured surface with natural variations. The cultivation of eri silk is deeply rooted in Assamese culture and its purchase promotes a cottage industry that is unique to the region.