Kanchipuram is a place in South India, which gained popularity around 400 years ago by the unique weaving of silk saris, which are now known as Kanchipuram silk saris or Kanjivaram silk saris.
About Kanchipuram Silk Sarees
These saris are a mulberry silk pure silk woven fabric and are woven in zari which comes from Gujarat where the zari threads have silver wire which is gold plated to give that unique and rich look of pure silk and gold weaving.
Kanchipuram sarees are identified by this special silk fabric and heavy weight.
Motifs such as Temple borders, squares and stripes, florals, paisley, are very common and coin design motifs too, which are symbolic for kanjivaram saris.
The edges are also the main part of the design of these saris, which are in golden zari which is a total contrast to the sari, they are in the longitudinal direction parallel fabric, and the edges are woven separately.
The temple edges are another key design linking the pallu section to the body section.
Types of Kanchipuram Sarees in Trend
Plain Kanchipuram Silk Saree with Gold Border
The sari has a contrast woven trim or a zari trim with a base color, and the trim is alongside the sari with a zigzag trim.
Temple Border Kanchipuram Silk Saree
The design of the temple edges (triangular or zigzag) on the edge of the sari edge or between the pallu and the body part is what makes them unique.
Modern Kanchipuram Silk Sarees
The latest styles of motifs and designs are blended to make a perfect modern Kanchipuram saree, colors in addition to traditional ones are found in this type.
Traditional Kanchipuram Silk Saree
The beautiful checks, the motifs of coins or chakras, the edges of the temples and the traditional colors make up the traditional ones, mainly used for puja, weddings as a bridal sari.
Floral Weave Kanjivaram Silk Sarees
We all love these that can be in floral or paisley motifs scattered across the body of the sari and have a slice of zari pallu.