Having originated in the quaint Tamil temple-town named Kanchipuram, Kanjivaram sarees today refer to sarees made using a particular weave applied on homegrown mulberry silk. Indeed they are the most sumptuous of Southern silks - an essential in the vibrant South Indian trousseau - of which the saree you see on this page is proof enough. It is a solid black number, an elegant pick for those post-wedding evening gatherings.
Zoom in on the field to appreciate the finesse of the translucent fabric. Sparsely woven gold booties add to the elegance of the saree. The most striking aspect of this Kanjivaram is, of course, the border and endpiece. Luxuriant gold zariwork, superimposed on a border of deep red, makes for a truly bridal statement. The endpiece features motifs that are more complex - arrangements of paisleys and lotus-buds in diamond-shaped quadrilaterals, as well as the zigzags matching the work on the border
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