Known to have originated in China, Tanchoi is similar to brocade weaving. ‘Tan-chhai’, typically refers to a pattern which covers the field or the body. It is done by weaving a single or double warp and a variety of colors on the weft, on silk fabric. Its motifs involve flying birds, baskets containing flowers, peacocks, hunting scenes, parrots and a variety of flowers. Done is Gujarat, as well, Benarasi Tanchoi is particularly different because of its heavy use of zari (golden threads).