Trousseau shopping in Chennai will invariably include a quick trip to Kanchipuram, 70 km form Chennai . Kanchipuram is the silk saree weaving center. The sarees woven in Kanchipuram are known as Kanjivaram silk sarees or pattu sarees. A S Babu Sah is one of the best Kanjivaram silk saree shop in Kanchipuram. They have been in this trade for more than six decades. Two generations of entrepreneurs are currently running the business. They are known for the finest silk quality.
The saree itself is six yards of pure magic. Colourful sarees in pink, peacock blue, green, magenta, orange & yellows with contrasting borders come with a lot of gold zari work. Some of the more expensive sarees could have gold work designs on the entire saree. All their products are designed and manufactured in house. Needless to say, the designs are unique & exclusive .In addition to pure Kanjivaram silk, they also stock tussar silk, soft silk and silk skirts for children as well.
The interesting fact is they do not have any branches anywhere else in the country and their main outlet also does not appear to be a traditional store. It is an old style home converted to look like a store.
A S Babu Sah has been rated as one of the best shops for Kanjivaram silk saree in Kanchipuram.