Founded in 1926 by Shri Rishabh Chand, who had supported the Non-Cooperation movement against the British, INDIAN SILK HOUSE was established to promote Indian textiles and fabrics. There are many shops in the city, that sell saris but this particular shop specializes in silk saris like South silk from Bangalore and Kanchipuram , Tussar and Banarasi silk from Murshidabad and Bankura. Another branch of the same shop focuses exclusively in contemporary saris for its esteemed South Kolkata clientele with interesting varieties of silk saris embellished with trendy zardozi , embroidery and sequins work . They also stock designer salwar kameez sets in silk , cotton, georgette and crepe . Gift accessories like Benarasi stoles, cushion covers and letter holders are also on display.