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Kanchipuram silk sarees, also known as Kanjivaram Silk sarees, have their origin tracing back 4 centuries to the Kanchipuram region... Kanchipuram silk sarees, also known as Kanjivaram Silk sarees, have their origin tracing back 4 centuries to the Kanchipuram region in Tamil Nadu. Choose original kanchipuram silk sarees online from our collection of silk sarees handwoven in 100% pure silk and pure zari. Select from a wide collection of wedding silks, bridal silks, brocade silks, korvai silks and office wear silk sarees online. 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. Kanchipuram silk sarees also known as kanchipuram pattu sarees in Tamil are handwoven using pure 4 ply mulberry silk yarn for both the weft and the warp. In our collection, you will find a large pallet of colours from pastel shades to bold contrasts to choose from. Most of our sarees are embellished with pure zari in gold or silver finish or in a combination of gold and silver finish to complement the design of the saree.  Panjavarnam has a wide collection of handmade pure silk kanchipuram sarees in a variety of colours in different patterns like plains, jacquards, contrasts, thread work and tissue sarees. Each saree is unique and one-of-a-kind as only one is woven in each design and designs are never repeated.  Shopping at Panjavarnam online is a seamless and hassle free experience, with clear, high resolution pictures of the saree covering the body, borders, pallu, design, blouse and texture shown. You can request a video of the saree or fix a video shopping appointment on WhatsApp +91 9840758137 to see the saree before ordering. We ship sarees immediately on order receipt and deliver in 1 day within India and within 5 days worldwide. Choose from multiple shipping options depending on your convenience.  If you are in Chennai, do drop in to our store in Mylapore, which is open all days of the week. You can experience the magic of Panjavarnam Kanchipuram Pattu sarees in person and select the saree. Read More

All You Need To Know About Kanchipuram / Kanjivaram Silk Sarees

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What are Kanjivaram Silk Sarees from Panjavarnam?

Kanjivaram or Kanchipuram Silk Sarees from Panjavarnam, are handwoven silk sarees, woven using pure mulberry silk and pure zari, by highly skilled weavers in the Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu, India. Renowned for their rich silk fabric, intricate zari work, and traditional motifs, Panjavarnam's Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are highly esteemed among saree connoisseurs and are passed on from one generation to the next as family heirlooms.

Q2: What occasions are suitable for wearing Kanjivaram Silk Sarees?

Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are suitable for various occasions, including weddings, festivals, parties, and special events. Their opulent look and rich texture make them ideal for grand celebrations and traditional ceremonies. They are also a popular choice as bridal attire, symbolizing grace, elegance, and tradition.

Q3: How can I determine if the yarn used is pure silk or synthetic silk in a Kanchipuram silk saree?

Authentic Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are handwoven using mulberry silk. The feel of genuine silk is smooth and flexible and it crumples with a rustling sound. Once can also check the authenticity by snipping a small thread from the tassel of the sari and igniting it on a flame. Genuine silk burns in a very specific way. It has a clean flame, burns very fast, and when you put it in between your fingers it turns to dust without making a plastic ball of burnt material. To ensure authenticity of your purchase, it's advisable to purchase sarees directly from Panjavarnam's official website or our store in Mylapore.

Q4: How can I buy authentic Kancheepuram Silk Sarees online?

To purchase authentic Kancheepuram Silk Sarees online, visit our official website or authorized retailers known for their quality and craftsmanship. Our online store offers a wide range of authentic Kanjivaram Silk Sarees, each meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans. We ensure transparency, quality and authenticity in every saree we sell, backed by our commitment to customer satisfaction.

Q5: What factors should I consider when buying Kancheepuram Silk Sarees online?

When buying Kancheepuram Silk Sarees online, consider factors such as the purity of silk, authenticity of zari work, craftsmanship, design, color, and price. Browse through our collection, read detailed product descriptions, and view high-resolution images to make an informed decision. Our customer support team is available to assist you with any additional information like daylight pictures and video of the sari, dimensions, colour etc and  customization
requests.

Q6: How should I care for my Kanjivaram Silk Sarees to maintain their beauty?

To maintain the beauty and longevity of Kanjivaram Silk Sarees, follow proper care instructions. Dry clean sarees using a reputable dry cleaner to preserve their delicate fabric and zari work. Store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent fading or damage.

Q7: What makes Panjavarnam's Kanjivaram Silk Sarees stand out from other brands?

Panjavarnam's Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are crafted with meticulous attention to detail and traditional techniques passed down through generations. Our sarees feature superior quality silk and intricate zari work, reflecting our commitment to excellence and craftsmanship.

Every Panjavarnam Saree is

1. Handmade, by skilled weavers who have honed the craft for generations

2. Authentic - woven using only 4 ply pure silk yarn and zari and

3. Exclusive-All our saris are unique – only one sari is woven in each design and designs are never repeated.

Q8: Are there different varieties of Kanjivaram Silk Sarees available at Panjavarnam?

Yes, Panjavarnam offers a diverse range of Kanjivaram Silk Sarees, including traditional designs, contemporary patterns, and exclusive collections. Whether you prefer classic motifs or modern interpretations, we have sarees to suit every taste and occasion.

Q9 : Can I customize or personalize my Kanjivaram Silk Saree purchase from Panjavarnam?

At Panjavarnam, we understand the importance of individuality. While our sarees are meticulously crafted to perfection, we also offer customization options to meet your specific preferences. Whether it's a custom color combination, unique design, or personalized embellishments, we can tailor your saree to make it truly one-of-a-kind. Get in touch with our customer service line 9840758137 or mail marketing@panjavarnam.com and we will be happy to assist you.

Q10: What is Panjavarnam's commitment to sustainability and ethical practices in saree production?

Panjavarnam is dedicated to sustainable and ethical practices throughout the saree production process. We source our silk from trusted suppliers who adhere to ethical standards and support fair labor practices. Additionally, we prioritize eco-friendly production methods and strive to minimize our environmental footprint. With Panjavarnam, you can feel confident in the ethical and sustainable origins of your Kanjivaram Silk Saree purchase. .

 

Kanchipuram Silk Sarees: Where Tradition Meets Elegance

Kanchipuram Wedding Sarees: Choose from a wide collection of Kanchipuram silk sarees for
wedding functions. We have a range from traditional to contemporary suiting all tastes and ages- be it the bridesmaid or brides mother or family members.

Kanchipuram Bridal Silk Sarees: Our bridal Kanchipuram silk saree collection presents a choice of exquisite silk saris woven in 4 ply silk with pure zari for the bride. Make your special day memorable with our bridal silk collection.

Kanchipuram Light Weight Silk Sarees: The light weight silks in our collection range from plain body single border silks to double border silks with simple motif work on the body and pallu. These sarees are ideal for daily wear.

Kanchipuram Short Border Sarees: Kanchipuram silk sarees with borders smaller than 15 cm in width ideal for casual and daily wear for informal occasions.

Kanchipuram Medium Border Sarees: Kanchipuram Silk sarees with borders between 15 cm - 20
cm in width offer a traditional look in a contemporary design. These sarees usually have a korvai border in contrast with the body and are ideal for wedding and festive wear.

Kanchipuram Long Border Sarees: Kanchipuram silk sarees with borders greater than 20 cm in width are ideal for weddings and bridal wear and for festive wear. These sarees usually come with contrasting equal size borders or morning evening borders.

Kanchipuram Borderless Sarees: Contemporary in style, these Kanchipuram silk sarees do not have a border and usually only have a selvedge. These sarees are ideally suited for formal office wear and for festive wear.

Kanchipuram Korvai Contrast Border Sarees: Contrast korvai border Kanchipuram silk sarees
are ideal for wedding wear and for office wear. These sarees come with a plain korvai border or with a temple korvai border or with raising border design.

Kanchipuram Ganga Jamuna Borders: Kanchipuram silk sarees with borders in different
contrasting colours to the body. These sarees usually have a top border and bottom border in different contrast colours to the body colour and are ideal for wedding wear and festive wear.

Kanchipuram Temple Borders: Temple border Kanchipuram silk sarees have the temple motif in the korvai border or in a contrast border. These sarees are ideal for festive wear and wedding functions wear.

Kanchipuram Silk Sarees With Buttas: Kancheepuram silk sarees with small buttas like kamalam florets or large motifs like paisleys, chakrams and annapakshi are the
most popular in butta design Kanchipuram silk sarees. These sarees are ideal for festive wear and for wedding function wear.

Kanchipuram Silk Sarees With Jacquard Design: The jacquard pattern of weaving has silk thread patterns on the body in the form of florets or geometric designs. These sarees are heavier than other Kanchipuram silk sarees and are ideal for formal wear and for wedding functions.

Kanchipuram Traditional Design Sarees: Traditional designs in Kanchipuram silk sarees includes use of motifs of mythological animals like yali and annapakshi, floral designs, geometric designs and temple inspired motifs. These sarees are suited for bridal wear, wedding wear and formal wear.

Kanchipuram Thread Work Sarees: Kanchipuram thread work silk sarees have elaborate designs in
silk thread on the body or border or both body and border of the saree. These sarees are ideal for office wear and for formal occasions.

Kanchipuram Checks & Stripes Sarees: The body of these sarees are characterized by geometric patterns from stripes or checks, usually with gold zari edging. The paalum pazhamum checks is the most popular multi colour checks design while veldhari stripes and vaira oosi stripes are popular in stripes design. These sarees are
ideal for wedding wear and for bridal wear.

Kanchipuram Pure Zari Silk Sarees: Kanchipuram silk sarees with pure gold zari on the border, body motifs and pallu are pure zari silk sarees. These saris are heavy and are ideally suited for wedding wear and for formal occasions 

Kanchipuram No Zari Silk Sarees: Contemporary design Kanchipuram pure silk sarees without zari are popular for office wear and for formal wear. These sarees are light in weight and are ideal for daily use.

Kanchipuram Silk Sarees with silver zari: Kanchipuram silk sarees with pure zari in silver finish are popular as contemporary alternatives to the gold zari Kanchipuram silk sarees.

Kanchipuram 9 Yard Sarees: Our 9 yard Kanchipuram silk sarees measure 10 yards in length and
are ideal for festive occasions and wedding wear.

Embark on a Journey Through Time with Kanchipuram Silk Sarees

The Rich Heritage of Kanchipuram Silk Sarees:

Kanchipuram silk sarees have a history that spans over 400 years, tracing back to the small temple town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. It is believed that the tradition of weaving these exquisite sarees was initiated by the descendants of Sage Markanda, a revered figure in Hindu mythology known as the master weaver for the Gods. This rich heritage is deeply ingrained in every intricately woven thread of Kanchipuram silk sarees, making them more than just garments but symbols of tradition and cultural heritage. Over the years, generation after generation of mothers pass on their Kanchipuram sarees to their daughters- such is the longevity of these handwoven sarees.

Crafting Opulence: The Artistry of Kanchipuram Silk Sarees:

The craftsmanship behind Kanchipuram silk sarees is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Each saree is meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans using time-honored
weaving techniques passed down through generations. The weaving process involves the use of pure mulberry silk sourced from South India, renowned for its exceptional quality and lustrous texture. Additionally, gold and silver
zari threads, sourced from Gujarat, are intricately woven into the fabric,
adding a touch of opulence and grandeur to every saree.

Handweaving Technique in Kanchipuram Silk Sarees:

The weaving technique of the Kanchipuram silk saree is unique in the sense that only 3 or 4 ply double twisted pure mulberry
silk filament is used as the core yarn for weaving. The unique lustre and thickness of a genuine Kanchipuram silk saree is owing to this choice of yarn. Most Kanchipuram silk sarees have a solid or dual shade body, with contrasting or self borders
and a rich pallu, all handwoven using a three shuttle loom. In contrasting borders, the body and border are woven separately and attached using a korvai joint where each yarn filament from the body is knotted with the border and the
excess snipped off. This joint is so strong that it is folklore that Kanchipuram silk saree can be used as a rope in a tug of war. The body and border are attached to the contrasting pallu using a petni joint.

The contrasting border and pallu is considered by many as the most distinguishing feature of a Kanchipuram silk saree. Besides
this, the gold zari motifs used in the body, the border and pallu are quite
distinctive and are influenced by temple architecture in Kanchipuram town. The borders and pallu are heavily embellished with gold or silver zari traditional motifs like animals (lion, elephants, deer) birds (peacocks, parrots) floral designs (creepers, kamalam flowers and mythological creatures like the yazhi (lion headed horse, ganda berunda (twin headed eagle) and the annapakshi (swan). These in combination with the lustre of pure silk create the quintessential magic that a genuine Kanchipuram silk saree evokes.

Kanchipuram Silk Saree designs

There are many designs in Kanchipuram silk sarees that have evolved over the last 4 centuries. Here are the popular ones that have stood the test of time-

CLASSIC KANCHIPURAM SILK SAREE

This is the most popular design where there is a contrasting border
attached to the body of the saree using a korvai joint and a contrasting pallu is attached to the body of the saree using a petni. The body usually comes with a rich brocade silk weave embellished with gold zari or silver zari motifs in
traditional designs. The motifs in the body complement those in the border and pallu and these sarees are heavy weighing upto a kilogram each. The body is woven in traditional arakku (maroon), red (vermillion red, crimson red etc), orange (kanakambaram), pink (fuschia), purple (vadamalli), yellow (turmeric yellow, mustard yellow, straw yellow), green (bottle green, parrot green, leaf green, cardamom green), blue (sky blue, cerulean blue, MS blue, royal blue, navy blue)
amongst others either as solids or as dual shades. Dual shades are achieved when the warp and the weft are of two different colours.

KANCHIPURAM JACQUARD SILK SAREE

This is a relatively modern adaptation of the traditional Kanchipuram silk saree where silk thread designs are interwoven into the core weave of the saree
in a jacquard loom. The jacquard patterns can be florets, geometric designs or detailed florals and they lend a classy appeal the the classic Kanchipuram silk saree.

KANCHIPURAM GANGA JAMUNA BORDER SILK SAREE

The ganga jamuna border design is quite a traditional one in Kanchipuram silk sarees. In this design, the two borders are in contrasting colours to the body- ie the top border and bottom border are in different colours in contrast
to the body. This gives a stunning and bright look to the saree.

KANCHIPURAM MORNING EVENING BORDER SILK SAREE

This variant of the Kanchipuram silk saree has borders of different widths. The top border is usually short, upto 2-3 inches in width and the bottom border is long, with upto 15 inches in width.

KANCHIPURAM TISSUE SILK SAREE

The tissue silk sarees of Kanchipuram are usually woven in zari for both weft and warp or with silk and zari for the weft and warp. The zari content gives a brilliant shimmer to the saree with a dainty, delicate look.

KANCHIPURAM PAALUM PAZHAMUM CHECKS

This is a classic Kanchipuram design where multiple colour checks formed by permutation of 3 or more base colours come together to create a dazzling checkered pattern in a myriad of colours on the saree.

KANCHIPURAM HALF AND HALF SAREE

This is a more contemporary style where there are two halfs to the saree in are in different colours.

KANCHIPURAM PARTLY PALLU SAREE

The partly pallu saree has evolved recently as a popular design. In this
design, the pleated section of the saree matches the pallu in colour, creating an interesting contrast in the saree when draped.

Panjavarnam has many designs and varieties of Kanchipuram silk sarees. You can choose based
on your requirement, budget or end use from multiple collections-

Styling Tips For Kanchipuram Silk Sarees

Kanjivarams add unparalleled class to your personality. Here are some tips on styling them for an outstanding look

Body Shape  

Petite: Smaller borders and a shorter pallus.  

Plus size: Larger borders and flowing pallus.  

Tall: Flaunt it with a long Pallu.  

Short: Keep it chic with a shorter Pallu.  

Occasion  

Formal: Try a rich zari wide border sari drape with a long Pallu.  

Festive: Indulge in vibrant colors, beautiful designs, and medium-sized borders or borderless sarees with flowing pallus.  

Casual: Select lightweight saree lines with short borders and drape with a short pallu.    

Jewelry  

Heavy Saree: Pick light necklaces and earrings.  

Lighter Saree: Switch to putting on bold jewelry like a choker necklace or chunky earrings.   

Blouse  

Heavy Saree: Pick a simpler blouse design with a color contrast to balance the richness of the saree.  

Lighter Saree: Experiment with bold blouses featuring embellishments or embroidery to give it your own unique style.  

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I bought a Kanjivaram saree. Loved it. Perfect colour combination, nice silk and lovely design. Much better in person than the pictures on the website

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