Founded by Sagrika Rai in 1997, Warp ‘n Weft shares the magic of an Illustrious lineage of handloom artistry from Banaras with the world. A repository of cultural heritage, Warp ‘n Weft is an immersion into the finest artisanal handwoven luxury from Banaras. We create contemporary heirlooms for the discerning. Slow Luxury.

Born in Banaras, Sagrika grew up in a spiritual milieu and in the lap of a rich, cross-cultural and vibrant Banarasi ethos. A statistics major, with an undying reverence for the textile history, she launched one of the first independent boutique Banarasi textile stores in the heritage district of Mumbai in 1997.  Working with the cream of weavers she aspires to create a relevant design vocabulary in her atelier outside Banaras. Each weave has been conserved and is a tribute to the enduring legacy of Banaras, its rich history and cross-cultural finesse. 

Our creations retail from our flagship boutique in Mumbai, on our e-atelier and select multi-retail stores across the world. At Warp ‘n Weft our signature weaves include Shikargahs, Rangkats, Guldavaris, Gyasar, Khinkhwabs, Jamdanis, Ektaras among others. From sarees, bridal lehengas, odhnis, dupattas, fabrics and bespoke couture made-to-order, on katan or pure mulberry silk and chiffon silk to kora and tissue silk and muslin, we are a treasure trove of Banaras weaves.

In 2019, Sagrika Rai was honoured with the New Indian Express Devi Award by Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh, for her two-decade commitment to the conservation and sustainability of Banaras handloom, extending its impact beyond Banaras itself.

In 2021, the Government of Uttar Pradesh acknowledged Sagrika Rai's contributions by presenting her with the Femina Spark Mission Shakti Award, lauding her efforts in uplifting women through handloom craftsmanship and advocating for women's entrepreneurship within her organization.

Sagrika Rao has been bestowed with the Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan Vyapaar Ratna Award in 2022 by a cultural arm of Varanasi Tourism. This award recognized her role in fostering growth and business opportunities for master craftsmen in the rural clusters of Banaras.

In 2017, Blackbook honoured Sagika Rao as one of the Top 50 Women in Indian Luxury. Her acclaim was not limited to the national stage; CNN rated her in 2012 as the "Mumbai’s Edit for Best Banarasi Saris."