The S studio
Shopping in Chennai for Kanjivaram silk sarees is a very common thing to do and several popular Chennai shops sell these typical South Indian silk sarees, also known as pattu sarees. But if you ever wanted to explore & check out some unusual sarees , visit the shop “The S studio” .Tucked away in the quiet lanes of CIT Colony Mylapore , this is an interesting & unusual shop .
It is a speciality saree store. You will find sarees in Kanjivaram silk , matka silk, chanderi silk and several other varieties of silk ,cotton & handloom fabrics. These sarees are embellished with traditional craft work such as kalamkari work , cut work and block prints .You will be able to see some rare saree concepts and combinations of Jamdani weaving in a matka silk saree, cutwork borders in a Kanjivaram silk saree, a dyed and block printed tussar saree and so on.
The S studio procures sarees directly from weavers in West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and several other Indian States , besides of course Kanjivaram sarees from the town of the same name in Tamilnadu. Besides her regular travels and personal visits to the weavers’ locations in various States, Mrs Subhashini, the founder , is involved in all the creative aspects . The personal touch is all too evident in the innovative designs , the colour combinations & in the detailing . Hence ,each saree is unique & has a story to tell.
The store also has off the shelf traditional Kanchipuram pattu sarees, chanderi and maheshwari sarees .
They also stock blouse materials, where the designs are hand painted . They are suitable for weddings & other grand occasions .
Here is a list of States and cities from which the sarees and fabrics are sourced :
Ø Kanchipuram, the town of Tamilnadu for handloom silk sarees.
Ø Soft silk sarees from Coimbatore, often called the Manchester of South India
Ø Chanderi and Maheswari sarees from Madhya Pradesh.
Ø Kalamkari and Ikkat from Andhra Pradesh
Ø Kantha Work, Matka and Tussar from Bengal.
Ø Jaipuri sarees from Jaipur, with block prints
Ø Benaras sareesfrom Varanasi