Tuhil makes its first official trip overseas! The gracious cities of Melbourne and Sydney have opened their arms to us. House of Tuhil is delighted to partner with Vasu Srinivasan and Aswin Rajagopalan of Sarayu Australia, who have brought the South Indian favourite Giri Trading to Australia. 

Tuhil, a Tamil word from the Sangam era, means fabric. It became the natural choice of label for S. Jayakumar and Varsha Kumar’s dream venture.

A vibrant artistic expression of India and its people is its handwoven fabrics. It was a thriving market that achieved great sophistication. Each corner of this country had its unique weave. Tuhil was born out of a passion for the refinement and romance of this culture. 

Two centuries of colonisation altered the face of Indian textiles. Power looms reigned supreme in a world where demand was ever burgeoning. Handlooms faded into irrelevance for the sheer time, skill and labour they demanded. It was tedious and expensive when compared to its electricity-driven counterpart.

Indian handlooms received a new lease on life post Independence. An enormous effort to preserve the remnants of this precious cultural legacy pulled them out of obscurity. It created new markets and furthered demand. Yet the journey to ensuring sustainability for this industry remains long.

Tuhil joins this renaissance of the handloom. Their focus is to revive and re-popularise handlooms specific to South India. Emphasis on colours, designs, textures and weaving techniques makes them distinctive. These sarees are handwoven in looms across Tamil Nadu, established for Tuhil.

House of Tuhil celebrates South Indian artistry. It is an ode to the nuanced sensibilities of a forgotten era.