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/ Kanjeevarum/ Kanjiwaram/ Kanjivaram.The saree is draped as bridal and special occasion by the maximum of south Indian women. The shine and the work of art make it so famous that it supresses the other sarees. It is durable and has rich quality of fabric.It has been recognized as Geographical Indication by 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.
The saree is woven from Mulberry silk. The silk comes from
Kanchipuram and the zari comes from Gujrat. The body and the border colour are different in this case. The both part are designed separately. Then the two parts are interlocked together. It has 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 in wedding, ceremony ans special occasion.
This saree is very special for me. Every Bengali women drape 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 little bit costly for me. It holds 2 gms of pure gold. The saree is slightly heavy so I draped it in the general way. The combination of parrot green and sea green is really awesome and shining. I designed this blouse specially for this saree. I wanted to be looked traditional on that day. I am paired with gold jewelries.