If we ask you to name one gorgeous garment that never goes out of fashion, you are most likely to come up with the answer: “Saree”. And when you are in Chennai, you cannot miss out on something as exquisite as Kanjivaram aka Kanchipuram sarees.
The Kanjivaram saree borrows its name from the small town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. Legend has it that the Kanchi silk weavers trace their line of descent to Sage Markanda ― the master weaver for the Gods themselves.
Thanks to their rich designs, deep colours and intricate details, Kanjivaram sarees are simply perfect for any festive occasion.
Considered as a heritage weave, Kanchipuram saree is an embodiment of fine quality and craftsmanship. The original ones are woven from the purest mulberry silk (from South India) along with gold and silver Zari threads (from Gujarat). You may also notice the difference between the colour and designs (inspired by ancient temples) of the body from that of the pallu. The reason being they are woven separately but joined together at a later stage.
No wonder these sarees are quite expensive but are certainly worth the investment. Nalli is one of the legendary Silk showrooms in Chennai with some really exquisite-looking Kanjivaram sarees. Another well-known store called RmKV Silks also boasts a great collection of sarees right from Kanjivaram silk to raw silk to Mysore silk to much more.
Are you ready to pick one of these gorgeous pieces to look divine on your special day?