Kanchipuram Silk: Personified Lustres of romanticized zari, rooted into spirituality

An Aurelian Glistening Drapery-   Kanchipuram / Kanjivaram Saree

Hello Folks, hope you all are doing well,… Today, let’s talk about the details about the glistening weaves of Kanchipuram. But first, history of “Silk”, states that the natural fiber was accidentally discovered by the Chinese empress Hsi Ling Shi. It was in the 27th century BCE and it was kept a secret till the Silk Road was opened, But many evidence states that Indians knew the art of silk production back from Indus valley civilization. Some commonly used silks include mulberry silk, tussar silk, Muga silk, etc. Mulberry silk is obtained by the silkworms of the Bombyx mori moth and is most common and widely used silk around the world.

Kanchipuram silk saree, a luxurious drape is woven by making use of the pure mulberry silk thread and zari. The border and pallu color and design are usually different from the body. The body, border, and pallu are woven separately and interlocked together. It’s said that the joint is so strong that even if the saree tears, the border will not detach. The “saree” is recognized as a geographical indication of Tamil Nadu.

Kanjivaram sarees are very popular for the bridal trousseau; Bollywood divas too can’t deny this aurous adornment. Deepika Padukone chose to wear the saree for her south Indian wedding in Italy and also for her reception in Bengaluru.

These are the detailed elements of the “Kanjivaram silk sarees


The saree is popular for the vibrancy of the colors and designs. The designs are mainly inspired by temple scriptures and figurines. Since the body, pallu, and border are woven separately, a variety of contrasting designs too are available.


Kanchipuram/Kanjivaram Silk Saree


Mythological stories and temple figurines are the main features of the saree design. The border of the saree is embellished with motifs inspired from temple, animals, birds, palaces, and paintings, the body includes temple designs, checks, floral and stripes.


Indian Designer and traditional Kanchipuram Saree

Earlier the saree was available in nine yards with original gold and silver zari. Now keep in mind the practicality six yards are included. For cost-effectiveness, the zari is made of metal and copper that have the same sheen with cost-effectiveness.


Designer wedding wear Kanjivaram Silk Saree

How to identify the purity of “Kanjivaram silk saree”

  • Zari Test: The border is generally woven with pure silver zari plated with 22k gold. To know the authenticity, a few loose threads can be taken from the zari pallu or border. Take off the gold layer from the thread. Irrespective of the color of the saree the inner thread should be red.
  • Silk Test: Take a few loose strands from the warp and weft and burn the threads. Pure silk will convert into ash that will crumble into a fine powder and smell like burnt hair. Fake fibers get hardened lump.

Samyakk a designer studio in Bengaluru has premium collection of “Kanchipuram silk sarees” in a variety of designs and colors. Their grandeur collection is extraordinary with no compromise in quality that adds an irreplaceable enthusiasm of the joys of spring. Keep a track on the latest collection by following www.samyakk.com. They have 100% genuine Kanchi saree with the new arrivals being showcased on the website.

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Written by,

Tasmiya Ravoof


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