The Vibrance of Kanjeevaram

If it is about elegance, nothing can beat the charm of the six yard grace. Especially, when you want to own the event with your elegance and uniqueness then what else can be an option other than Kanjeevaram saree. It is often referred as Queen of silk. And why shouldn’t we mention it. After all the texture, pattern, threads used in design makes it a marvelous combination.

The famous story of Kanjeevaram’s weaver takes us back to 400 years ago. It got its name from village of its origin, Kanchipuram aka Kanjeevaram in Tamil Nadu. This south Indian thick fabric have wide contrast borders and patterns like checks, stripes and floral. This rich and stunning piece is loved by women of all ages. Various textures, use of colorful silk and skilled craftsmanship is necessary for the making of this sari, which also makes it more expensive than most types of saris.

Although you may find various collection in saris but the most famous available in market is none other than Kanjeevaram silk. This beautiful fabric can be worn in any weddings and festivals. This eye catching fabric is completely breath holding.

And therefore nowadays many brides also prefer this beautiful silk for their wedding day.

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This beautiful fabric is a must for stunning wardrobe who loves to keep evergreen collection. We may find temple, stripes, checks and floral designs on their borders that were much in practice from earlier times and that most of the designs was influenced by flora and fauna, historical events like Mahabharata or Ramayana and religious structures. The contrast border and pattern gave the blend of beautiful cultural vibe and till times this is one of the reason why love for Kanjeevaram silk is unceasing. Craftsmen design it in such a prevailing manner that we can find numerous contrasting shades as pallu and body part of sari differ in color.

With the rise in technology in fabric and fashion designers all over, we may find revolution in Indian traditional sarees too. Nowadays, the skilled craftsmen have emerged with diverse ideas and designs to enriching the fabric. The price of a saree depends on the quality of silk and the amount of zari work done on it

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Weaving Process

The fabric bears the images of all the scriptures embossed on the walls of the temples of the Kanchipuram village. The unique feature of this Kanjeevaram Silk saree is it’s special weaving technique- one that uses the three single threads of silk yarn along with zari. The pallu, the border and the body of the saree are generally woven separately, and then fused together with much precision and neatness. Various textures, use of colorful silk and skilled craftsmanship is necessary for the making of this sari, which also makes it more expensive than most types of sarees.  Since the zari is made out of three silk threads with a silver wire, that makes the fabric extremely strong and durable.

Kanjeevaram silk sarees are woven from mulberry silk.  Although this silk is originated from South India, the pure gold and silver zari comes from Gujarat. The silk thread is interlinked with silver or golden zari work to complete the process.

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