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Pure Kanchipuram silk sarees

Kanchipuram silk saree is all about the lustrous silk surface with shimmering zari designs irresistible to opt for a wedding or festival. Indian weddings and festivals are special occasions which are celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy. Every ritual performed in a wedding has its own significance and is one step towards the union of two families. Everything that is part of these celebrations is chosen among the best. Indian wedding ceremonies last up to 4 days and Kanchipuram silk saree is the must-have outfit as a mark of auspiciousness and beauty.

Kanchipuram also known as Kanjivaram silk saree is one among the many artistic weaves India has been embracing. It adds up to women’s beauty and grace which is taken to the next level by the saree’s serenity. One can do nothing but adore and cherish themselves with the Kanchipuram silk saree from the place of temples and art. The olden temples placed in the region of South of India play a great role in the artistry of Kanchipuram silk sarees. The walls and ceilings of temples were carved by great talented artists with animal, human and floral designs. These designs are an inspiration for present day artists weaving Kanchi pattu saree which makes them auspicious. Peacocks, elephants, sparrows, swans, mangoes, etc are the basic motifs of Kanjivaram silk saree.

South Indian Silk Sarees 

Kanchipuram sarees collection comprises the most unique and elegant weaves that has made them famous in various corners of the world. This traditional saree hand weaving has been practised in the village of Kanchipuram for centuries making it one of the greatest heritage and art forms India possesses. 

Original Kanchipuram silk saree is woven in pure mulberry silk and has gold zari motifs on borders and pallu.

Authentic Kanchipuram Sarees

Pure Kanchipuram Silk saree ooze of richness with its thick, heavy and shimmering fabrics. The cost is high but every penny is worth it. An embellished Kanchipuram silk saree is all about the lustrous silk surface with shimmering zari designs irresistible to opt for a wedding or festival. 

Kanchi Pattu Sarees

Silk Sarees are referred to as Pattu sarees in Tamil language and thus Kanchi Silk Sarees also referred to as Kanchi Pattu Sarees.

Wedding Kanchipuram Sarees

Kanchi silk saree is a gem for Indians and especially for the South Indian societies. A woman wearing pure Kanjeevaram silk saree is for sure going to receive compliments no matter how many times she wears it. The weavers of Kanchipuram consider themselves to be the descendants of Sage Markandeya. At a very young age Markandeya worshipped Lord Shiva and became the weaver of Gods. He is supposed to be the weaver of the very first fabric which was woven out of the lotus fibre which came out of the navel of Lord Vishnu.

Bridal Kanchipuram Silk Saree

Bridal Kanchipuram saree collection comes with the most unique and beautiful pattu sarees that range from light to heavy zari work suitable for all wedding occasions from haldi to reception. Kanchipuram pattu saree is the must-have outfit as a mark of auspiciousness and beauty. Indian wedding ceremonies last up to 4 days and everything that is part of these celebrations is chosen among the best. 

Kanjivaram Soft Silk Sarees

Fancy Kanchipuram soft silk sarees are also made from pure mulberry silk but are comparatively more soft to touch and light in weight. These modern silk sarees have the latest designs on the body with contrast pallu and have no border. The ethnic designs, luxurious and glistening soft silk make them designated party wear and wedding wear outfit.

Soft silk sarees are comfortable to wear and easy to handle for women of all age groups. 

Pure Kanchipuram Saree

Kanchipuram saree has its origin from the village of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu and has always been the first and obvious saree choice for the people in the south region for weddings and festivals. The temples and religious nature of the village has given Kanjeevaram silk saree an immense auspicious significance. It is a premium Bridal wear every bride embraces on her wedding day. 

Handloom Kanchipuram Saree

We cannot deny the fact of powerloom taking over the handloom art in the clothing industry. Many prefer the perfect woven sarees from the powerloom industry which comes at much less cost. But as said, art lies in imperfection. If we turn to powerloom, we will lose the rich heritage and art this country possesses. 

The weavers of Kanchipuram are anxious to support and empower the art and craft of Kanchipuram pattu sarees for the coming years. They are passing down the art and techniques to keep it alive and enrich our heritage. This art must be revived with the support of technology which can bring the necessary support required for the weavers to make a living.

We must support and buy the handloom sarees and most importantly, wear sarees.

Kanchipuram silk Saree manufacturing

The very first step begins with dyeing of the mulberry silk threads which is also called degumming. The required colour is added to boiling water and then the silk threads are soaked in the water. These waft threads are then soaked in the sun placed on the wooden structure and then taken and stretched tightly and set up on the loom.

Earlier Original Kanchipuram sarees used to have one or double sided Korvai borders. Traditional colours were red, mustard, purple, inky blue and off-white. Kancheepuram silk sarees also referred to as Kanchi pattu sarees requires an intense amount of time and hard work of the weavers.

Traditional Kanchipuram sarees weaving is in a way household preoccupation which involves the complete family in the process. Traditional Kanchipuram sarees designs include 114 supporting designs. The motif is drawn on a black or white paper up to 5 inches depending on the design and then transferred to graph paper by hand or using a computerised scanner. Then these graph paper designs are transferred on the punch cards. The weft passes through the holes of the punch cards as the weaver pedals on the loom.

Korvai Kanchipuram Saree

The colours of body and pallu are contrast which makes them unique and special among other sarees. The body and pallu are then woven together using the Zarigaipettu technique which makes it extremely strong. The traditional Korvai Kanchipuram takes 3 people at the loom to weave the border, body and the pallu separately.

Vaira oosi kanchipuram silk saree

Vaira Oosi meaning ‘diamond needle’ in Tamil, is a traditional style of kanchipuram pure silk saree where thin needle-like lines are crafted parallelly on the body of the saree. This fine line pattern creates a shimmering and lustrous surface throughout the saree body.

Kanchipuram silk saree price

Kanchipuram saree price depends on the amount of labour and time put in the process of weaving and can cost from 7k upto 5 lakhs, depending on its authenticity.  This range varies depending upon the purity of gold and silver in the zari and delicacy of designs.

Latest Kanchipuram Silk Sarees

Exclusive Kanchipuram silk sarees have traditional designs with a touch of modern art to it. They come in various colours and styles and are the best choice to slay at a wedding and festival.

Kanchipuram saree vs Kanjivaram saree

Kanchipuram is a small village in Tamil Nadu also pronounced as Kanjivaram by the people of South India. Kanchipuram silk and Kanjivaram silk sarees are the same.

How to identify pure kanchipuram saree?

Pure Kanchipuram silk saree is made from pure mulberry silk. A silk burn test will help you identify an authentic kanchipuram pure silk saree as pure silk does not melt like plastic. The pin marks at the end of saree will also help you to identify an original and authentic handloom Kanchi pattu saree.

Difference between soft silk saree and Kanchipuram silk saree

Soft silk saree and Kanchipuram silk saree are both woven of pure silk but the texture of soft silk is more soft and lightweight than an authentic Kanchipuram silk saree. Pure Kanchipuram silk saree is a little rough in texture and can last for many many years.

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