The regal Kanchipuram silk sarees never go out of style and never fails to mesmerize us with their umpteen shades, weaves and patterns. The traditional Kanchipuram silk sarees take a meticulous process to weave and might take even days together to complete one saree in the handloom. Embellished with figurines of the temple, Hindu mythology and mythical creatures, every Kanchipuram silk saree tells stories about the weaver’s creativity!
What makes the kanjeevaram silk sarees outstandingly special?
Originating from the city of temples – Kanchipuram, the silk sarees are made of original pure mulberry silk threads that spell magic in every touch. If you are wondering why the traditional Kanchipuram sarees are heavier than other silk sarees, then here is what you need to know. Three to four strands of mulberry silk threads are entwined together to form the yarn which goes into the loom and eventually gets woven into Kanchipuram silk sarees. This also gives the name of ‘Murukku Pattu’ to these resplendent sarees, making them the perfect and durable family heirloom passed down intact to generations.
The Adept Techniques of Traditional Kanchipuram Sarees:
One more reason to celebrate these 9 yards of splendor is – pure Kanjivaram silk sarees are exclusively woven in handlooms and The S Studio proudly supports and promotes the local handloom artisans. What makes the traditional kanjivaram silk sarees exclusive to other silk sarees, is the contrasting body and border colour are woven with an ancient technique called ‘Korvai’. The usual saree weaving takes only one shuttle to weave whereas two shuttles are added to the weft to create the bold contrasting border and pallu of the saree. Another skillful technique called ‘Petni’ is employed to conjoin two colours along the length of the saree i.e. the pallu with the body warp. A distinct double shade between the pallu and body and a classic touch of dual coloured thread kunjams at the end of the pallu brings out the usage of the Petni technique in the Kanjeevaram silk saree.
Checking the Authenticity of Kanjivaram Silk Sarees:
Yes, the rich history and works make these silk sarees interesting, intriguing and impulsive to own them in your wardrobe! But before you buy, ensure to check for these pointers to qualify them as original Kanchipuram Silk Saree:
Silk Mark Label:
The Silk board of India certifies every pure Kanjivaram silk saree with a unique Silk Mark number with hologram, which is a mandatory factor to look for when buying this quintessential wear. Every silk saree from The S Studio flaunts the silk mark for its authenticity!
The Burn Test:
The silk burn test is one of the easiest ways to test the purity of the Kanchipuram silk saree. Silk threads are pulled out from the saree and lighted with fire. If it leaves behind a heap of ash that smells similar to burnt hair, then what you own is a pure Kanchipuram silk saree. In case of any adulteration in the quality of silk, the thread leaves a sticky texture after being burnt.
Silver and Gold zari:
The zari used in traditional kanchipuram silks are of highest quality using pure silver and gold zari threads which makes it a worthwhile investment to own pure kanchi pattu saree, This also makes a pure handloom traditional kanchipuram saree a little heavier than other sarees which also lends durability to the saree.
You can also test the purity of Zari in the nearest Zari Test facility by the Government at a very minimal fee!
Own your eccentric traditional Kanchipuram Saree of remarkable colour combinations and designs only from The S Studio, Chennai.