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Lightweight Jackets from India

 

Taj Mahal Silk Jacket
Taj Mahal Silk Jacket
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, may be the world’s most ornate memorial, built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz. Inspired by the intricate inlay work found there, artisans hand-embroidered paisley patterns on the front, back, and sleeves of this flattering black silk jacket. No closure.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$139.00
$41.99
Boteh Embroidered Silk Jacket
Boteh Embroidered Silk Jacket
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Boteh, mango leaf, even Welsh pear—the pattern most commonly known as paisley in the West goes by many different names. The teardrop-shaped, abstract floral comes in infinite variations, and here they’re embroidered on a jacket made of raw silk. Features split sleeves that can be folded back. Fully lined.


Available colors: Red, Teal
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Indian Rainbow Paisley Jacket
Indian Rainbow Paisley Jacket
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Gurgaon is one of India’s fastest growing cities, but family-run craft studios still flourish amid the international businesses that are fueling the economic boom. Our colorful, lightweight jacket is made in one of these studios. Tie-dyed by hand, each jacket is unique, with hand-embroidered paisley patterns on the front and one large paisley motif on the back. Paisley patterns, based on a stylized mango leaf, have been popular ever since merchant sea captains began bringing Indian textiles back to Europe and the U.S. in the 1700s. Two front patch pockets, fully lined.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$99.00
$28.99
Silk Sari Patch Jacket
Silk Sari Patch Jacket
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Vibrant patches of silk sari fabric are assembled in this one-of-a-kind, reversible jacket. Crafted in Gujarat, in western India, where a double-ikat style of weaving called patola is a specialty of local artisans. The jacket’s shaping comes from a layer of lightweight quilting. Sari patches will vary; reverses to solid red.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$109.00
Peacock Reversible Quilted Jacket
Peacock Reversible Quilted Jacket
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Indian textile traditions date back more than four millennia. Here, artisans carefully screen-print lengths of cotton with a floral pattern. The cloth is dried in the Jodhpur sun before being transformed into this lightly quilted jacket. Hand-dyed and hand-printed in India in the rich turquoise and blue hues of the peacock, the country’s national bird. Button front. Reverses to solid blue (no pockets on the blue side).


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$115.00
Kovalam Beach Emboidered Jacket
Kovalam Beach Emboidered Jacket
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

The waters of Kovalam, on the Arabian Sea in the Indian state of Kerala, are the inspiration for our embroidered cotton jacket. Formerly a sleepy fishing village, Kovalam became popular with backpacking tourists in the 1970s. Traditional paisley patterns swim on a gray and blue background, highlighted with embroidered flowers. Zip front. Side vents. Made in India.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$69.00
$34.99
Black-and-white Reversible Indian Jacket
Black-and-white Reversible Indian Jacket
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Block printing is a time-honored Indian textile tradition. Artisans use carved wooden blocks to stamp dye along lengths of fabric that are laid out to dry in the sun. Several intricate patterns combine in this lightweight, lightly quilted jacket that reverses to black with white dots. Features patch pockets on both sides.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$139.00