Rooted and designed in Varanasi, India, Kosataga envisions elevating the authentic craft of handloom across the globe. Kosataga's unique Banarasi weaves bring out your individuality in colors and fabric that would turn your wardrobe collection into a treasure trove. We prioritize the design, form, and function of our collection, focusing equally on the utilitarian and aesthetics of each piece of clothing.

At Kosataga, handcrafted Banarasi apparel is an emotion. An emotion that carries with itself the vibrancy of Banaras—the purity of river Ganga, the design of ghats, the royalness of its temples, and the magnificence of the pious Ganga aarti.

Each and every fabric is carefully handcrafted and brings with it the cultural heritage of the indigenous artisans of Banaras. The craftsmanship of our artisans embodies generations of expertise and their art truly depicts the folklore of this city by the ghats.

The story behind the name

Kosataga is derived from India's rich history of handloom and its origins can be traced back to the Vedas. The word Kosa finds its roots in the word Kausheya, a Sanskrit word that translates to Silk, whereas Taga means thread, the very foundation of fabrics and silhouettes, the most basic unit—from where it all starts.

According to Shatpatha Brahmana, women of the house wore "kaushawasa" (silk clothes) during celebrations and rituals of immense importance. Even the Vayu Purana categorizes Kuasheya as a special fabric that is most suitable for gifts and donations.

In the famous epic Mahabharata, one can find references that establish that kausheya is actually a changed form of the word kosha which means cocoon. And this is where the production process of Banarasi Silk silhouettes and fabrics begins at Kosataga from the cocoon. The rearing of silkworms is done on green leaves and their breeding results in cocoons from where the rich silk fibers are obtained.