Kanjivaram silk sarees are magnificent works of art, handwoven by craftsmen living in and around the Kanchipuram region of Tamil Nadu. Kanjivaram silk sarees are woven using mulberry silk yarn in vibrant colours and contrasting borders with elaborate zari work. Motifs woven in a traditional Kanjivaram saree are inspired from Pallava architecture and paintings. Mostly, the border, the body and the pallu of the sari are woven separately and interlocked together by a tight joint called Korvai.
It is believed that, mulberry silk has the tendency to attract positive energy and hence people in the olden days wore silk sarees and silk dhothis during temple visits and festivities. Panjavarnam’s Kanjivaram Silks are all handwoven with pure silk yarn, by weavers who have mastered the traditional weaving methods over generations of practice.
Kanchipuram Silk Sarees are woven to last for generations. With a little effort on proper storage and usage, they promise to become family heirlooms.