Kanchipuram Silk Sarees
Kanchipuram a small town in Tamilnadu , has an distinct heritage for handloom silk sarees. kanchipuram silk sarees are known for its quality and craftsmanship, which has helped earn its name. Kanchipuram silk sarees are woven from pure mulberry silk. The silk belongs to South India, the handloom silk saree comes with pure gold and silver zari. The silk thread that is used to weave the saree is dipped in rice water and sun-dried before it is used in order to increase both, its thickness and stiffness. 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 color 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. The part where the body meets the pallu is often denoted by a zig zag line.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.That differentiates the kanchivaram silk sarees from the others.