Kanchi Weavers- Kanjivaram Silk Sarees in Mylapore, Chennai

Kanchi Weavers

Look Out For :- Kanchi cotton and silk sarees

What’s Interesting :- Unusual Kanjivaram Silk sarees

Market :-

Products :- Sarees  

Days Closed :- Sunday

Timing :- 11am-8pm

Phone :- 91 44 45562024

Address :- 8/13 kapaleeswarar, Sannathi St, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004

Landmark :- Near Nageswara Rao Park

Parking :- Roadside parking

Bus/Metro :- Nageswara Rao Park/Luz

Price Range :- Rs 1000-Rs 20,000

Payment Methods :- Cash

Youtube Link :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U60ieW6jnBk&feature=emb_title

Chennai Shopping Places- Kanchi Weavers

Kanchi Weavers is a small shop and you may wonder why we have written about it. Here is why

The owners have their traditional weaving unit in Kanjivaram and it is the thirdrd generation which is currently engaged in running the business. So there is a lot of tradition, quality and pride that is evident in the store.

Kanjvaram silk sarees, silk cotton sarees & Kanchi cotton sarees are all available here.

Kanchi Cotton Sarees in Chennai

Kanchi cotton sarees come in beautiful contemporary patterns as do the silk cotton sarees.  They introduce new designs every season while keeping stock of traditional designs as well. For eg, to coincide with the beginning of the music season in Chennai, they have some interesting musical notes and musical instruments themes on the sarees.

The sarees are in pure cotton that are ideally suited for the summer months. What is more, the prices are very attractive. The pure cotton sarees cost Rs. 1500 to Rs. 2500/piece on an average.

Take a look at the video link:

Designer Cotton Sarees at Kanchi Weavers, Chennai


Kanjivaram Silk Sarees

Kanchi Weavers also stock beautiful Kanjivaram silk sarees. Refreshingly new designs and colour combinations are the most noteworthy thing about this store. Unusual colour combinations, unique designs on the body and the border makes the sarees distinct. It is rare to find Kanjivaram silk sarees with a combination of thread work embroidery and zari motifs or Kanjivaram silk sarees with silver zari work.

Take a look at the video link:

Kanjivaram Silks at Kanchi Weavers, Chennai


If you have limited time to shop for sarees, this is the best place to visit. You can swiftly look at the exclusive collection of silk sarees available here and make quick decisions.

Kanchi Weavers have a great online presence as well. They have a sale period twice a year, during which time they dispose of the old stock and bring in fresh designs.

Do not miss that if you are in Chennai.

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