Banarasi Saree | Banarasi Tanchoi Silk | Benarasi Silk Saree
Tanchoi is one of the most intricate weaving technique using one or two warp threads and multiple colored wefts. The technique is called extra weft and the famous motifs that are created using this technique are florals, geometrics or animal motifs. Tanchoi sarees are generally made in small and complex patterns resulting in a very soft fabric with no cutting work required at the back.
Tanchois are a very fine weave banarasi sarees that use an extra weft thread to create delicate patterns. It is believed that this art originated in China and was brought to India by three Chinese brothers with the last name ‘choi.’ Thus, the technique came to be known as ‘Tanchoi’, which literally means ‘three chois’ (tan – three, Choi – brothers).