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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 procured, hand spun, hand dyed and woven by hand in-house at Joe Bananas. On average it takes anywhere between 200-300 days of handweaving on the loom to create a single tapestry, producing a limited yield of 25-35 yards, which in turn allows for an incredibly limited run (approx six to seven jackets) to be tailored from each individual weave.

Exclusive, Luxurious, Unique - entirely Joe Bananas.

$8,800.00
The green tree python (Morelia viridis) is a species of python native to New Guinea, islands in Indonesia, and Cape York Peninsula in Australia. As its name suggests, it is a bright green snake that can reach 2 metres in length and 1.6 kg in weight, with females slightly larger...
$3,800.00
Euphyllia glabrescens is a species of large-polyped stony coral belonging to the Caryophyllidae family. Its common name is the torch coral due to its long sweeper tentacles tipped with potent cnidocytes. It can be a number of colours, and is often bicolored with contrasting tentacles and polyp tips. With a great distribution of Torch...
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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...
$3,800.00
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...
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The Freycinet Peninsula, on Tasmania’s east coast is thought to have formed approximately 400 million years ago. The foundations of this spectacular scenery are two gigantic slabs of granite, connected by a narrow sandy isthmus of weathered broken-down granite. One of the most impressive and recognisable features of the Freycinet...
$3,800.00
Lavandula (common name lavender) is a flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is commonly hailed for its heavenly scent and calming qualities. The 'Tasmanian Lavender Head Bouclé' Raw Silk Jacket is inspired by this robust yet delicate flower. The purple-hued silk plays out against the contrasting black and...
$2,800.00
 Huon Pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii) is a species of conifer native to the wet southwestern corner of Tasmania, Australia. It is a slow-growing, but long-lived tree; some living specimens of this tree are in excess of 2000 years old. The wood is highly prized for its golden yellow colour, fine grain,...
$2,800.00
Minni ritchi is a type of reddish brown bark that continuously peels in small curly flakes, leaving the tree looking like it has a coat of red curly hair. A number of species of Acacia and Eucalyptus have minni ritchi bark. Brooker and Kleinig (1990) formally described it as a...
$2,800.00
Huon Pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii) is a species of conifer native to the wet southwestern corner of Tasmania, Australia. It is a slow-growing, but long-lived tree; some living specimens of this tree are in excess of 2000 years old. Historically, the wood has been used in the building of classic wooden...
$2,800.00
Manna gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) is an Australian eucalypt. Also known as ribbon gum, white gum, or viminalis, it is a straight erect tree, often around 130 feet (40 metres) tall, with rough bark on the trunk and base of larger branches. Its upper bark peels away in long "ribbons" which...
$2,800.00
Uluru (Pitjantjatjara: Uluṟu), also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves...
$2,800.00
Granite is a common type of rock that is granular in texture. Granites can be predominantly white, pink, or grey in colour, depending on their mineralogy. The word "granite" comes from the Latin granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of the rock. The exquisite flecks of colour,...
$3,800.00
Morelia spilota, commonly referred to as carpet python and diamond pythons, is a large snake of the family Pythonidae found in Australia, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, and the northern Solomon Islands. Reaching between 2 and 4 m (6.6 and 13.1 ft) in length and weighing up to 15 kg (33 lb). The colouring is highly...
$3,800.00
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,...
$3,800.00
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 colloquial vernacular, a 'peacock' is a male...
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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 colloquial vernacular, a 'peacock' is a male who likes to strut around for...
$3,800.00
Shale is a fine-grained, clastic sedimentary rock composed of mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments (silt-sized particles) of other minerals, especially quartz and calcite. Shale typically breaks into thin layers, often splintery and usually parallel to the bedding plane. In Joe's ' Shale' Raw Silk Jacket, the lines of the shale are echoed in the herringbone...
$3,800.00
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...
$2,800.00
Port Jackson is the natural harbour of Sydney, Australia. It is an inlet of the Tasman Sea, and the location of the splendid Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. As the site of the first European settlement in Australia, Port Jackson continues to play a key role in the development of Sydney. Inspired by the sandstone which surrounds Sydney harbour, the 'Port...
$3,800.00
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 'Green Mudstone' Raw Silk Jacket uses cool and earth toned silks to create a varying herringbone weave. Naturally classic in design, this luxurious jacket adds a unique twist to any outfit....
$3,800.00
The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions, flanking Australia's entire east coast. With much of Australia's coastal life being borne from this aqueous life-source, it was only natural for us to include it is as part of our collection. Unpredictable in nature but relentlessly beautiful, this...
$2,800.00
The Tasman Sea is situated between Australia and New Zealand, and is informally (and affectionately) referred to as 'The Ditch' by Kiwis and Aussies alike. The sea was named after the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman, who was the first recorded European to encounter New Zealand and Tasmania. It is a...
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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...
$3,800.00
 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 'Blue Mudstone' Raw Silk Jacket is a firm favourite amongst Joe Bananas followers. Distinguished and refined, the varying herringbone weave creates interesting patterns in the blue silk threads, catapulting this...
$2,800.00
A goanna is any of several Australian monitor lizards of the genus Varanus.  It is a creature that features prominently in Aboriginal mythology and Australian folklore (and a common playground taunt to any Australian child named 'Anna': "Go, Anna!"). Varying greatly in size and markings across the various species, the goanna is as mighty...
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Bernhardt Otto Holtermann (29 April 1838 – 29 April 1885) was a successful gold miner in Australia. Perhaps his greatest claim to fame is his association with the Holtermann Nugget, the largest gold specimen ever found, 1.5 meters (59 inches) long, weighing 286 kg (630 pounds), in Hill End, near...
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Fort Denison, part of Sydney Harbour National Park, is a former penal site and defensive facility occupying a small island located north-east of the Royal Botanic Gardens and approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) east of the Opera House in Sydney Harbour. Once a 15-metre (49 ft) high or higher sandstone...
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The Simpson Desert is a large area of dry, red sandy plain and dunes in Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland in central Australia. It is the fourth largest Australian desert, with an area of 176,500 km2 (68,100 sq mi) and is the world's largest sand dune desert, containing the...
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Sydney Harbour is an inlet of the Tasman Sea (part of the South Pacific Ocean). It is the location of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Many recreational events are based on or around the harbour itself particularly the Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrations and the starting point of the Sydney to Hobart...
$2,800.00
Serpentine is a gem-quality hydrated magnesium silicate, usually green, yellowish-green, or brownish-green in colour. Its name is thought to be derived from its serpent-like green colours. Serpentine, also known as New Jade, derives its name from the Latin word serpentis meaning snake like referring to the resemblance these green stones have to...
$2,800.00
Lepidolite is a lithium-rich mica known for its pink and lilac colours. It is a common matrix mineral to Tourmaline and Quartz, providing them with a very aesthetic and glittery base. With this natural beauty as inspiration, the ‘Lepidolite’ Raw Silk Jacket uses stone grey, black, white and lilac silk in a...
$2,800.00
 The eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis), often referred to as the common brown snake, is a species of venomous elapidsnake of the genus Pseudonaja. This snake is considered the world's second-most venomous land snake. It is native to Australia (of course it is), Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. It can...
$2,800.00
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 purple and golden silk threads, perfectly played out in a...
$3,800.00
Nephrite jade in New Zealand is known as pounamu in the Māori language (often called "greenstone" in New Zealand English), and plays an important role in Māori culture. It is considered a taonga, or treasure, and is therefore protected under the Treaty of Waitangi.  Joe's passion for geology extended beyond Australian shores with...
$3,800.00
We're all familiar with the theory that bees are what truly make this world go 'round - but what's not often celebrated are the impressive structures these marvellous little creatures create: honeycomb - a mass of hexagonal wax cells built by honey bees in their nests to contain their larvae and stores of honey and pollen.  The 'Honeycomb' Raw Silk Jacket draws its inspiration...
$3,800.00
We're all familiar with the theory that bees are what truly make this world go 'round - but what's not often celebrated are the impressive structures these marvellous little creatures create: honeycomb - a mass of hexagonal wax cells built by honey bees in their nests to contain their larvae...
$3,800.00
Cobalt is a chemical element with symbol Co and atomic number 27. Like nickel, cobalt is found in the Earth's crust only in chemically combined form, save for small deposits found in alloys of natural meteoric iron. Cobalt-based blue pigments (cobalt blue) have been used since ancient times for jewellery...
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Petroleum, or Black Gold as it is sometimes referred to, is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. The word petroleum comes from Ancient Greek: petra, "rock" and oleum, "oil”. A fossil fuel, petroleum is formed when large quantities of dead organisms, usually zooplankton and algae, are buried underneath sedimentary rock and subjected to both intense heat and pressure. This fossil fuel...
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Lava is molten rock generated by geothermal energy and expelled through fractures in planetary crust or in an eruption, usually at temperatures from 700 to 1,200 °C (1,292 to 2,192 °F). The resulting structures after solidification and cooling are also sometimes described as lava. In general, the composition of a lava determines its behaviour more than the temperature of...
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The Hawkesbury River is a drowned valley estuary located to the west and north of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The Hawkesbury River, along with the Nepean River, virtually encircle the metropolitan region of Sydney - and flanking this winding estuary are walls of the beloved Hawkesbury Sandstone. The 'Hawkesbury Sandstone' Raw Silk Jacket...
$3,800.00
The inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus), also commonly known as the western taipan, or the fierce snake, is the most venomous snake in the world, and is endemic to semi-arid regions of Australia. Unlike most snakes, the inland taipan is a specialist mammal hunter so its venom is specially adapted to kill warm-blooded species. It is an extremely...
$3,800.00
Shale is a fine-grained, clastic sedimentary rock composed of mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments (silt-sized particles) of other minerals, especially quartz and calcite. Shale typically breaks into thin layers, often splintery and usually parallel to the bedding plane. In Joe's ' Shale' Raw Silk Jacket, the lines of the shale are echoed in the herringbone...
$3,800.00
The Pilbara is a large, arid and thinly populated region in the north of Western Australia. It is known for its Aboriginal peoples, its ancient landscapes, and its vast mineral deposits - the latter of which contribute significantly to Australia's mining economy.  Joe, who was a geologist by trade, was often in awe...
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Siltstone is a clastic sedimentary rock. As its name implies, it is primarily composed of silt sized particles. Siltstones differ significantly from sandstones due to their smaller pores and higher propensity for containing a significant clay fraction. Although often mistaken as a shale, siltstone lacks the fissility and laminations which...
$3,800.00
 The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions, flanking Australia's entire east coast. With much of Australia's coastal life being borne from this aqueous life-source, it was only natural for us to include it is as part of our collection. Unpredictable in nature but relentlessly beautiful, this...
$3,800.00
The Opal is the national gemstone of Australia - and the Australian Black Opal is the most valuable and widely known type of opal. A Black opal is characterised by a dark body tone which can range from dark grey to jet black. The internal structure of the opal makes...
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Plankton are the diverse collection of organisms that live in the water column of large bodies of water. They provide a crucial source of food to many large aquatic organisms, such as fish and whales, many of whom inhabit the Pacific Ocean. The 'Plankton' Raw Silk Jacket adopts the opulent...
$3,800.00
100% Handwoven Raw Silk Jacket Siltstone Fabric #: 1419
$2,800.00
The coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus), or common taipan, is a species of large, highly venomous snake of the family Elapidae. It is native to the coastal regions of northern and eastern Australia and the island of New Guinea. According to most toxicological studies, this species is the third-most venomous land snake in the world. Perhaps it’s an odd arc of patriotism but we can’t help...
$2,800.00
The eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis), often referred to as the common brown snake, is a species of venomous elapidsnake of the genus Pseudonaja. This snake is considered the world's second-most venomous land snake. It is native to Australia (of course it is), Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. It can be aggressive and is responsible for about 60% of snake bite deaths in Australia (again, of...
$2,800.00
Killcare is a south-eastern suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the Bouddi Peninsula. The Killcare area encompasses both the beach and bay side of the Bouddi Peninsula and is flanked by the Bouddi National Park. Inspired by this natural beauty, the ‘Killcare Sand Herringbone’ Raw...
$2,800.00
Shale is a fine-grained, clastic sedimentary rock composed of mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments (silt-sized particles) of other minerals, especially quartz and calcite. Shale typically breaks into thin layers, often splintery and usually parallel to the bedding plane. In Joe's 'Blue Shale' Raw Silk Jacket, the parallel lines of the shale are echoed in the...
$3,800.00
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 'Grey Mudstone' Raw Silk Jacket is a classic amongst the Joe Bananas collection. Distinguished and refined, the varying herringbone weave creates interesting patterns in the grey and blue silk threads, catapulting this jacket...
$2,800.00
Granite is a common type of rock that is granular in texture. Granites can be predominantly white, pink, or grey in colour, depending on their mineralogy. The word "granite" comes from the Latin granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of the rock. The exquisite flecks of colour, including grey and pink, that are interwoven...
$2,800.00
If you ask a Sydneysider what their favourite sight is at spring, many will exclaim "The Jacarandas!". It's true, we love these trees and their bountiful blooms that paint our landscape with floral explosions of purple. As the story goes, through the latter parts of the 1900s, some of the maternity wards in...
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Australia is renowned for its long-list of creatures that could potentially kill you. In fact, we can boast housing 72 of the world's deadliest animals. Impressive, don't you think? However, whilst the more famous cousin, the red-bellied black snake, is one to avoid - its bite is rarely fatal. As...
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A prince is a male ruler, monarch, or member of a monarch's or former monarch's family. The word 'prince' derives from the Latin noun princeps meaning "the chief, most distinguished, ruler". The 'Prince of New South Wales' Raw Silk Jacket is a classic weave of navy, cream, steel grey, gold and royal red silk in a check houndstooth pattern. Perfectly paired with dress trousers...
$2,800.00
Who wouldn't want to be a prince?  All of the fame, none of the blame. To be the Prince of Bananas one must have a certain joie de vivre, an underbelly of titanium, and a healthy dose of exceptional. The 'Prince of Bananas' Raw Silk Jacket is a joyful mix...
$2,800.00
Diamond Python (Morelia spilota) is a subspecies of Carpet Python. It is a medium to large snake, found in coastal areas and adjacent ranges of south-eastern Australia. They are quite variable in colour and pattern, typically being predominantly dark olive to black in colour. Along the body and tail are numerous clusters of yellow or...
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Houndstooth checks originated in woven wool cloth of the Scottish Lowlands. It is a duotone textile pattern characterised by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes. The classic houndstooth pattern is often favoured by our beloved Australian farmers, so naturally we dedicate the 'Wheat Houndstooth' to the warriors of our rural outreaches. The 'Wheat Houndstooth' Raw Silk Jacket is...
$2,800.00
Shale is a fine-grained, clastic sedimentary rock composed of mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments (silt-sized particles) of other minerals, especially quartz and calcite. Shale typically breaks into thin layers, often splintery and usually parallel to the bedding plane. In Joe's ‘Light Shale' Raw Silk...
$2,800.00
The word "nudibranch" comes from the Latin nudus, naked, and the Greek βραγχια, brankhia, gills. They are a group of soft-bodied, marine gastropod mollusc noted for their often extraordinary colours and striking forms.  With these delightful creatures as inspiration, Joe has created the 'Nudibranch' Raw Silk Jacket.  Shocks of Royal purple and fuchsia...
$2,800.00
Uluru (Pitjantjatjara: Uluṟu), also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves...
$2,800.00
Darling Downs is a located on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range in southern Queensland, Australia. As a farming region, the landscape is full of rolling hills and varying crops. Granite is a light-coloured igneous rock with grains large enough to be visible with the unaided eye. It is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with...
$2,800.00
The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions, flanking Australia's entire east coast. With much of Australia's coastal life being borne from this aqueous life-source, it was only natural for us to include it is as part of our collection.Unpredictable in nature but relentlessly beautiful, this wondrous ocean is the inspiration for the 'Pacific...