Kanchipuram Sarees / Kanjivaram Sarees
The word Kanchipuram rings a bell, reminding all of us of rich silk sarees with flamboyant work and colors that enhances the beauty of the one wearing it.
This royal fabric knitted from mulberry silk yarns is one of the premium fabrics in Southern India and is extensively used in making saris that have rich visual appeal. Having a deep cultural significance, these saris are draped by the women mostly in South Indian weddings and a must-have outfit for every south Indian bride’s trousseau. Traditionally woven in a village called Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, the village also immensely contribute to the rich handloom sector.
A Kanjivaram sari is woven with double warp and weft yarns. A high number of threads in the weft give the robustness to the fabric. In a traditional way of weaving Kancheepuram sari, the body, border and pallu are knitted distinctly and then intertwined with fine weaving. The use of lively colours and fine golden and silver zari/threads combined with exceptional artistry is what makes these hand-woven saris a valuable possession for a saree enthusiast.
Through passing years, there have been a lot of innovations in the colour palette and patterns used in Kanjivaram sarees which has enticed a global audience and kept them trending till date.