Raw Silk Jackets

Raw Silk Jackets179 Products

Handwoven Raw Silk 

Joe Bananas is renowned for his Handwoven Raw Silk Jackets. Inspired by the Australian landscape and its surrounds, all Joe Bananas Raw Silk weaves are exclusive and unique.

The silk is farmed, spun, dyed and woven by hand in-house at Joe Bananas.  It takes between 200-300 days of handweaving on the loom to create a single weave, producing a limited yield of 25-35 yards, which in turn allows for a limited run of six to seven jackets to be tailored from each individual weave.

Exclusive, Luxurious.  Unique - entirely Joe Bananas.

$3,500.00
The Australian paperbark tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia) is synonymous with the great Australian landscape. Aboriginal people used several different species of Melaleuca to make rafts, as roofing for shelter, bandages, and food preparation.  Its wonderfully soft and textured bark serves as the perfect inspiration for our 'Paperbark' Raw Silk Jacket. The rich, neutral tones make for a...
$3,500.00
During the hot summer months in Australia, bushfires often ravage the landscape. Our native plants are engineered to thrive from this natural disaster, releasing their seeds and sprouting fresh vegetation for a chance at new life. What remains beyond this new life is enriching charcoal: a lightweight, black residue, consisting of carbon and any...
$3,500.00
Charcoal is a substance of many uses: from medicinal, to art, to culinary. It is a naturally occurring residue usually produced by slow pyrolysis, the heating of wood or other substances in the absence of oxygen. The 'Night Sky Charcoal Paperbark' Raw Silk Jacket is more refined than its namesake, but...
$4,500.00
The peacock is a resplendent bird, with its impressive train of iridescent feathers and regal strut. The term peacock is properly reserved for the male; the female is known as a peahen, and the immature offspring are sometimes called peachicks. In the Australian vernacular, a 'peacock' is a male who likes to strut around for attention,...
$3,500.00
Mudstone is a type of mudrock, whose original constituents were clays or muds. With increased pressure over time, the clay minerals may become aligned, with the appearance of parallel layering.The 'Mudstone' Raw Silk Jacket has a contrasting blend of blue and golden silk threads, perfectly played out in the varying herringbone weave. Distinctive and classic in design, this jacket completes...
$6,500.00
The English word "tartan" is most likely derived from the French tartarin meaning "Tartar cloth". It has also been suggested that "tartan" may be derived from modern Scottish Gaelic tarsainn, meaning "across".  For us, it is the symbol of the clan-ship of our Scottish ancestors. The 'Opal Tartan' Raw Silk Jacket sees two Joe...
$3,500.00
A field of lavender is a true sensory delight. Combing its vision of high-key violets, blues and fuchsia, the remarkable scent of the plants’ essential oils, and the symphonic hum of the bees which swarm amongst its flowers, a walk through a lavender row is an idyllic experience, to be...
$3,500.00
Mudstone is a type of mud rock, composed of ancient muds and clays. Compacted over thousands of years, the clay minerals may become aligned, with the appearance of parallel layering. For the 'Mauve Mudstone’ Raw Silk Jacket, alternating yarns of blues and mauve form a distinctive yet subtle herringbone pattern which reflects its inspiration of...
$3,500.00
Australia is home to over 1500 different species of native bees. Remarkably, many of the more common species of Australian Honey Bees do not possess a sting and somewhat ironically, the honey they do produce is not abundant nor agreeable to human taste for our consumption. They are however essential...
$3,500.00
Part of South Australia’s Limestone Coast, the Coonawarra wine region lies 380 km south of the state’s capital, Adelaide. While vineyards were planted as early as 1890, the 20th Century viticultural realisation of the regions’ famed terra rossa soils developed the region from a lesser know maker of fortified wines,...
$4,500.00
The Whitsundays are a chain of 74 individual islands spanning from the towns of Bowen in the north, to Proserpine in the south along the Queensland Coast of north-eastern Australia. The famous waterways which connects these islands, was charted and named by Captain James Cook aboard the historic HMS Endeavour...

Search

Just added to your cart:
Qty:
Total:
Subtotal:
Excl. postage 
My Bag
Just added to your wishlist:
Excl. postage 
My Wishlist