Our Vera Shorts, made from luminous handwoven brocade silk featuring a mughal-inspired floral motif in silver zari thread, have two hip pockets and an elasticized waistband. Can be worn as a monochromatic set with our Vera Jacket or paired with your favorite oversized button down. Our brocade silk is sourced from Varanasi, India, a city renowned for luxury silk, where it is handloomed, handspun, and hand dyed by one generations-old weaving family with whom our partners, the Saheli Women, work. Please note this fabric is very delicate. Handmade in India.

True to size. Model wears S.

Dry clean only.


100% silk. Liner is 100% muslin cotton. Our partners work with local artisans in Varanasi, one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities, long renowned for its luxury silk production. Varanasi became famous around the 16th century for its weavers who incorporated generous amounts of gold and silver zari (thread) into their silk brocades, which were heavily embroidered with elaborate patterns and designs. Our garments still use this intricate and delicate zari, adding some sparkle to this luxurious pure silk.

Size Guide

Size XS / 0,2 S / 4,6 M / 8 L / 10 XL / 12
BUST 31-33" 33-35" 35-37" 38-40" 40-42"
WAIST 23-26.5" 26.5-28" 28-30" 30-32" 33-35"
HIPS 34-36" 36-38" 38-40" 40-42" 42-44"

Most styles fit true to size. Garment sizes as worn by the model are for reference. For additional fit advice, please reach out to us at


We’ll process your order within 48 hours of receiving it and will do our best to send it your way as quickly as possible. Please note, however, that shipping and delivery dates are estimates only, not guaranteed. For any assistance with placing your order or with your shipment, please contact us at

Returns & Exchanges

Not loving your Lekha? We gladly accept returns made within 14 days of delivery. Items need to be in their original condition, not worn, washed, or sale. Please contact to receive a shipping label. Sale and local New Orleans returns are accepted on a case-by-case basis only. We’ll process refunds within approximately 10 business days of our receipt of your merchandise. Not the right size or color? To make an exchange, we suggest placing a new order and returning the original order for a refund, which ensures that the item you’d like to have is in stock. Please contact us with any questions about returns or exchanges at

Limited Edition

Vera Shorts


Silk brocade shorts to wear as a set with the Vera Jacket or on their own.

$72 $180
Color: mauve

Only 3 pieces in stock!

Brocade fabric takes 45 days to weave.

Silk brocade shorts to wear as a set with the Vera Jacket or on their own.

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About the Artisan

The Saheli Women

This women-owned, slow-fashion clothing atelier and social enterprise in rural India is one of our signature partners. The Saheli Women combat exploitative labor by providing fair wages and a safe working environment, while also empowering women by teaching income-generating skills so they can earn a livelihood and achieve economic independence. From dying fabrics, to garment construction, to embroidery and more, we’ve been working with these talented artisans for over 4 years and are incredibly proud to be a long-term international partner.


Historic Techniques


From plant to thread to garment, handlooming is the exact opposite of fast fashion. The centuries-old technique of creating fabric on a handloom is extremely labor intensive. First, our artisans spin the raw plant material into threads using their hands. Those threads are counted out while a warp is prepared, filling yarns for weaving, and each warp end is individually threaded into the loom before the weaving process even begins. We love the handloom technique because of its quality and feel, as well as the fact that, next to agriculture, it’s the second-most important industry in India. 


Charkha wheel (above) dates back to c. 3000 AD.

Our partners still
use centuries-old loom designs.