Sunday, April 9, 2017

Kanjivaram Saree

Also known as Kanchipuram Saree.  These sarees are referred to as South India’s answer to Banarasi Saree. Kanjivaram Sarees are weaved from pure mulberry silk and hand woven in the city Kanchipuram in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The mulberry silk comes from South India and the zori comes from Gujarat. The border colour and design are usually quite different from body. The border and body separately woven and then directly joined to the saree. The joint is woven so strongly that even if the saree tears, the border will not detach.

The patterns designs in the Kanjivaram Sarees were inspired with images and scriptures in South Indians temples. The quality of the silk is recognized by the people by weight of the saree. The heavier it is the quality it holds.

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