We source the finest handmade silks from various regions of India, including Banaras, Kanchipuram, and Mysore. Each and every product in our collections are authentic and handpicked for its superior quality, trendy design and rich color.
Our premium handmade silk collections allow you to stay ahead of changing trends while creating a distinctive look. Our products are crafted and supplied directly from artisans with years of experience producing the finest works of their region.
We realize that our customers are looking for the newest and most stylish designs available on the market, and we strive to deliver on these expectations through each and every product. Every silk product we sell have been properly examined and quality graded with the silk trademark stamp.
What is Kanchipuram Silk
|Kanchipuram is one of the famous small towns near Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India. It was an ancient city which served as the capital of Pallava dynasty. As this city of Kanchipuram is famous for several temples,
which also serve as an important Hindu pilgrimage site in Tamil Nadu. It is also well known for its beautiful silk sarees all over the world.
Silk weaving industry is one of the important occupations here. Kanchipuram Sarees is one of the popular silk sarees in South India.
These sarees are worn as bridal & special occasion sarees. More than 5000 families were involved in sari production.
|According to Hindu beliefs, Kanchi silk weavers are the descendants of Sage Markanda, the master weaver of Gods who is supposed to have woven tissue from lotus fibre. Also, while cotton is considered to be the favourite fabric of Lord Shiva, silk was preferred by Lord Vishnu. The saris are woven from pure mulberry silk thread. The pure mulberry silk used in the making of Kanchipuram saris comes from South India and the zari comes from Gujarat. To weave a Kanchipuram sari three shuttles are used. While the weaver works on the right side, his aide works on the left side shuttle. The border colour and design are usually quite different from the body. If the pallu (the hanging end of the sari) has to be woven in a different shade, it is first separately woven and then delicately joined to the Sari. In a genuine Kanchipuram Silk Sari, body and border are woven separately and then interlocked together. The joint is woven so strongly that even if the saris tears, the border will not detach.|
|What differentiates the Kanchipuram silk saris from the others. Saris are distinguished by their wide contrast borders. Temple borders, checks, stripes and floral (buttas) are traditional designs found on a Kanchipuram sari. Kanchipuram saris woven with heavy silk and gold cloth are considered to be special and are worn on occasions and festivities.|