The first association with the place Kancheepuram is of course the wedding saree and that is the very reason they are simply called the ‘Queen of Silk Sarees.’
The famous Kancheepuram silk sarees are traditionally hand-woven sarees made out of mulberry silk, made in the bylanes of the town of Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu, India.
Kancheepuram Silks as widely believed is traced back to the period of Krishna Deva Raya. Ask any South Indian woman what the Kancheepuram saree means to her, she will without a hesitation tell you the fact of how the saree became her prized possession of silk that is meant for wearing at special occasions. Every silk sarees has its story that way. First silk saree from mother’s closet, wedding silk, sister’s wedding, first salary, husband’s love in the form of silk, an anniversary present, and the list is never ending, yet unforgettable. The South Indian Kancheepuram silks are without a doubt a pride of the wearer and the envy of onlookers.
Worn across all ages for all kinds of functions and ceremonies, they form a much desired part of an Indian Bride’s wardrobe and taken through different generations. Usually, the quality of the saree is graded based on how heavy the saree is. The heavier the saree, the better the quality. This saree is best described as a lustrous silk saree with zari work. Zari is metallic thread usually made from gold or silver and interwoven with the silk to create various motifs. On an average, it takes the weavers 8 – 10 days to complete one silk saree. So the next time you wear the Kancheepuram silk sarees, please remember a lot of time was put into making you and the saree beautiful.
A Kancheepuram silk is bequeathed down generations of women in a family is indeed a very desirable addition to anyone’s closet. It indeed is the queen of all sarees. Buy your pride from our beautiful collection of Kancheepuram sarees online.