An interesting set of similarities in the weave with the luxurious Jamavar. History, myths and legend blend in the story of Tanchoi. Some believe that they were three ‘tran’ Choi brothers from China, who taught this weaving technique to the weavers there, as part of the Silk Route’s cultural brotherhood. An extra weft or a supplementary waft is what sets this weave apart from the popular brocade of Benaras. A special favourite of the Parsi clientele, the satiny feel of these Tanchoi sarees conveys a sense of understated luxury. To date, young Parsi brides-to-be come to find their Tanchoi saree, reminiscing of the Tanchois worn by their mothers and grandmothers.