Borrowing its name from the village of its origin, Kanchipuram aka Kanjeevaram is essentially a silk saree that can well be considered South India’s answer to the more popular Banarasi saree. Owing to the thick fabric and deep colours mixed with hints of gold, this saree is preferred for festive occasions and celebrations. Like with most silk sarees, you can count on Kanjeevaram or Kanchipuram silk sarees to be the perfect outfit choice when you are looking for a classy ethnic option. Kanchipuram silk sarees are woven from pure mulberry silk. While the silk belongs to South India, the pure gold and silver zari comes from Gujarat. The silk thread that is used to weave the saree is dipped in rice water and sun-dried before it is used in order to increase both, its thickness and stiffness. The silk thread is then interlocked with a thin silver wire and woven through after which a golden thread is used to complete the procedure.
Kanjivaram Silk - the perfect style for your next occasion