Taanbaan as a label offers an exclusive variety of indigenous organic cottons and low twist silks using hand spun yarns on the desi / traditional charkha / spinning wheel and woven with the finest hand skills on handloom.

Rta Kapur Chishti began the production of textiles of excellence in 1998 with available technology and in 2010, initiated Taanbaan to continue the revival and regeneration of the ancient Indian craft of hand spinning and hand weaving.

The Taanbaan range includes saris, dupattas, scarves and fabrics for garments and home furnishings distinguished by their unique texture, a contemporary rendering of traditional skills.

RTA KAPUR CHISHTI, is a recognized textile scholar, co-author and editor of the ‘Saris of India’ volumes on the previously published ‘Saris of India’ volumes on Madhya Pradesh, Bihar & West Bengal as well as ‘Handcrafted Indian Textiles -Tradition and Beyond’. She has been a contributing author to several other publications. As a writer and translator she has written of the life and work of craftsmen and scripted for films and exhibitions. She has been consistently involved with research anddevelopment of handspun-handloom textiles. She is founder of the “Sari School” which produces saris & organizes workshops & private classes for those who wish to learn the wonders of this unstitched garment & make it more relevant to their lives today. She has also collaborated with ‘The Daksha Sheth Dance Company’ to develop the production titled, ‘SARI’, a tribute to the process of turning by hand, raw material into a wondrous woven unstitched garment.
Pallavi Verma, a textile graduate from Apeejay Institute of Design, New Delhi has been working as a designer with Rta Kapur Chishti for the past 6 years. She has also assisted in the compilation of the final compendium volume titled 'Saris - Tradition and Beyond'.