kanjivaram

Introduction

Kanchipuram is a region located in Tamilnadu, India. So the silk which is woven here is called Kanchipuram silk. It is also known as Conjeevaram/ Kanjeevaram/ Kanjiwaram/ Kanjivaram. The saree is draped as a bridal and special occasion by the maximum of south Indian women. The shine and the work of art make it so famous that it suppresses the other sarees. It is durable and has a rich quality of the fabric. It has been recognized as a Geographical Indication by the Government of India in the year 2005.

According to the legends, “Kanchi” silk weavers are considered to be the descendant of Sage Markanda, the master weaver of the Gods.

Kanchipuram Saree

Description

The saree is woven from Mulberry silk. The silk comes from Kanchipuram and the zari comes from Gujrat. The body and the border color are different in this case. Both parts are designed separately. Then the two parts are interlocked together. It has a wide contrast border. It bears double wrap and double wept. Temple design, scriptures of Epics, birds, leaves, animals, etc are found in the body of the saree. Around 250 and above thread counts are woven to make this saree. This saree would be in gold or silver. That’s why it is very costly and can be spotted at the wedding, ceremony, and special occasion.

This saree is very special to me. Every Bengali woman drapes their special saree on Maha Ashtami Anjali. I also draped this saree on that day. I felt very proud to wear this saree and also royal. The saree is a little bit costly for me. It holds 2 gms of pure gold. The saree is slightly heavy so I draped it in a general way. The combination of parrot green and sea green is awesome and shining. I designed this blouse, especially for this saree. I wanted to be looked traditional on that day. I am paired with gold jewelry.

 

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