Kanjivaram Silk Sarees For Women
The Kanjivaram saree which gives a royal look and rich feel got its name from a small temple town Kanchipuram where it originated. Kanjivaram sarees are noted and in demand for their special weaving technique where three single silk threads are used along with the single zari thread. Weaved out of heavy Kanjeevaram silk variety, these sarees are known for their luxuriously woven end-pieces using thick zari threads like the high-quality Gold threads. In an original Kanchipuram sari, the sari field and the end-piece known as pallu are woven separately and then interlocked together.
What are Designs on Kanjivaram sarees based on?
The motifs are drawn from the nature and forms of temple architecture like peacock, parrot, temple designs, ancient scenes and designs from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita. Few of the best-known patterns in Kanchipuram saris are Mayilkann i.e. peacock eye, Kuyilin i.e.nightingale eye, Rudraksha i.e. Rudraksha beads and Gopuram i.e temples. The Kanjivaram silk sarees are woven from high quality, pure mulberry silk. They are of enviable texture, luster and durability, smooth and finish.
These sarees are woven from pure mulberry silk thread. The supreme quality pure mulberry silk used in the making of Kanchipuram saree comes from South India and the zari comes from Gujarat. To weave a Kanchipuram sari three basic shuttles are used. The border color, pattern and design are usually quite different from the body. If the pallu which means the hanging end of the sari has to be woven in a different shade, it is first separately woven and then delicately joined to the Sari. The part where the body meets the pallu is often denoted by a zigzag clean line. In a genuine Kanchipuram Silk Sari, body and border are woven separately and then interlocked together neatly. The joint is woven so strongly and neatly that even if the sarees tears, the border will not detach so you can have the idea of its quality of work and this differentiates the Kanjivaram silk sarees from the others.
Designs & Patterns
Saris are distinguished by their wide contrast borders. Temple borders, checks, stripes and floral patches known as buttas are traditional designs found on a Kanchipuram sarees. The patterns and designs in the Kanchipuram sarees were inspired with images and scriptures in South Indian temples or nature like leaves, birds and animals. These are sarees with rich woven pallu shows paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. Kanchipuram sarees vary widely in cost depending upon the intricacy of work, colors, pattern, material used like zari even the gold thread etc. The silk is also known for its quality and craftsmanship and fine work, which has helped earn its name.
Kanchipuram sarees woven with heavy silk and gold cloth are considered to be special and are worn on occasions and festivities. It's perfect for any dressy occasion for the beautiful look. Paired up with Gold Jewellery and light makeup does justice to the saree. Get yourself one from LIMEROAD, where a variety of designs and patterns are available.