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Kanchipuram silk sarees

Know more about Kanchipuram silk sarees..

Its a known fact that Kanchipuram silk sarees or Kanchipuram Pattu sarees as called in South India has a special place in the heart of all silk saree lovers around the world. Lets see some interesting information about the same.

What is so special about Kanchipuram silk sarees?

We all know that Kanchipuram silk sarees are one of the finest types of silk sarees available in India, we would love to give the credits to
  1. The skilled weaver who weaves the saree.
  2. The raw materials used in the saree.
  3. The type of handloom used to weave the saree.

Some of the unique aspects of the saree:

  1. For the weft of the saree 4 individual silk threads are spined into a single thread and that is used in the Nada (a small wooden equipment used in the handloom) while weaving.
  2. Bamboo leads are used in the handloom instead of steel leads
  3. The Pallu and the body of the saree and interwoven.
  4. Minimum 750 grams of silk are used in a saree.
  5. Each thread on the warp of the saree is a twist of 2 single silk threads (Double warp).
  6. These aspects make the saree fabric thicker, beautiful and give longer life to it.

What will be the length and width of a Kanjivaram silk saree?

The length of a Kanjivaram silk saree should be minimum 6.2 meters including blouse and the width of the saree should be between 1.24 meters to 1.27 meters (49 inches to 50 inches).

How much time is takes to weave a Kanchipuram silk saree?

It takes anywhere between 4 days to 7 days to weave a Kanchipuram silk saree. When compared to other silk saree types Kanchipuram saree takes more time to weave and naturally the cost of the saree also goes high during to the manual work involved in it.

 Where the Kanchipuram silk sarees are manufactured?

In south India, Kanchipuram silk sarees are predominantly manufactured in the following places:
  1. Kanchipuram, Sathyamangalam and Salem in TamilNadu
  2. Madanapalle in Andrapradesh

 What kind of Zari are used in Kanjipuram silk sarees?

Generally, 3 types of Zaris are used in any pure silk saree including Kanjipuram silk sarees and they are
  1. Golden Zari (Also called a Tested Zari) this is sourced mainly from Gujarat
  2. Silver Zari
  3. Copper Zari