About Kanchipuram Silk Sarees
Kanchipuram is situated close to Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, India. It is famous for its Kanchipuram or Kanjeevaram Sarees.
These traditional Sarees are of both silk and cotton, but with Kanchipuram Silk Sarees having a special place in the fabric world.
The Kanchipuram Silk Sarees are made of pure silk, with motifs having zari of silk threads dipped in liquid gold and silver. For it to be classified as a Kanjeevaram Sari, Geographical Indication (GI) stricture stipulates that the decorative zari must have at least 57% silver and 0.6% gold in it. Kanchipuram Sarees have GI label for the product since 2005.
The appeal of the Kanjeevaram Silks lie in the elegant broad borders with colours and designs different from that of the body. The pallu or hanging end of the saree, could continue with the same colour and design as that of the border or could differ. If different, it is woven separately and then finely attached to the main saree.
Typical motifs are sun, moon, peacock, swan, lion and mango. Themes like jasmine flowers scattered between boundaries, parallel lines running across or temple structures are also popular.
Priced from a modest Rs. 2000/-, the Kanchipuram Silk Saree could be upto a lakh and above, based on the design, motif and materials used.
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The latest Kanchi Pattu Silk Saris have crystals, kundans and beads.
They make exclusive gifts on festive occasions, and are preferred as grand bridal attire.
They are also used as special wear for occasions like weddings, visit to temples during traditional festivals, cultural programs, big parties and birthdays.
A popular variation in the Kanchipuram Silk Saree is the dipping of zari threads in rice water and drying it to get thickness, before weaving. This would be the heavier weighing stiff but also popular variety of the Saree.
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