A Kanchipuram Saree is a type of saree traditionally made by weavers from Kanchipuram located in Tamil Nadu. Popularly known as Kanjivaram Saree, is referred to as South India’s answer to Banarasi … 🙂
These are woven naturally and distinguished by their wide contrast borders. Temple borders, checks, stripes and floral (buttas) are traditional designs found.
Normally these sarees are wovened by pure mulberry silk. The border colour and design are usually quite different from the body.
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 sarees tears, the border will not detach. Since Kanchipuram sarees woven with heavy silk and gold cloth, they are considered to be special and are worn on occasions and festivities mainly.
My 88/100 #100sareepact is my first Kanjivaram drape of the saree series. It is a gorgeous blue Kanjivaram, with darker navy blue border. The pallu is heavy and stuffed with intrigue golden zaree work, the typical traditional designs….
This is also the first time I draped my saree in front-way, i.e the beautiful pallu is showcased and presented purposefully in front for its WOW work 😉
I feel a Kanjivaram is always more than enough to look gaudy, however to give an ethnic finish to my saree story I wore few heavy jewellery, (to give a feel of South Indian women), make-up and above all my father was the perfect photographer to make me look like as if a south Indian dance artiste…
Check these home-made Kanjivaram Kiss shoot 😉