Collection: Kanjivaram / Kanchipuram Silk Sarees

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. 

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.

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.

Unveiling
the Ultimate Guide to Kanjivaram Silk Sarees: Your Comprehensive FAQs Answered
by Panjavarnam

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. .