Pink and Green Super-Fine Tissue Sari from Bangalore with Hand-woven Flowers and Golden Border

$1295
Such finesse of fabric, such resplendent colours - only in South India. This handpicked piece from Bangalore has flowers woven into its fabric, completing its Oriental, feminine appeal. Wear this evening saree with the heavier gold jewellery from your collection and count away the number of heads you turn!
Item Code: SDJ81
Specifications:
Pure Silk
Dimensions Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Handmade
Handmade
Free delivery
Free delivery
Fully insured
Fully insured
Shipped to 153 countries
Shipped to 153 countries
More than 1M+ customers worldwide
More than 1M+ customers worldwide

Handwoven Elegance: The Journey of a Kanjivaram Saree

Kanjivaram sarees are one of the most sought-after sarees among Indian women. They have not only gained popularity in India but across the globe in recent years/decades and are thus in high demand even in the international fashion world. Made of the finest quality silk, bearing intricate designs, and having vibrant colors, Kanjivaram sarees have undoubtedly made their way to the hearts of most women. The origin of these sarees is believed to date back to the 7th century during the reign of the Chola dynasty. Kanjivaram silk sarees originate from the city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. These sarees stand out among other sarees because of the use of vivid colors and the natural glossy shine of pure silk. Women prefer to drape a Kanjivaram, especially on special occasions such as weddings and festivals to look flawless and elegant. The most common motifs found on these sarees are peacocks, leaves, flowers, paisleys, Kalash, etc. The characteristic feature of Kanjivaram silk sarees is the rich Zari work on fine silk fabric. This makes them a popular choice among women of all age groups.

Let us look at the steps involved in the making of a Kanjivaram silk saree:

1. Finest quality silk yarn is processed and dyed

Each Kanjivaram saree is made purely with high-quality silk and thus the first step in the making process of the saree is to find the best silk and process it. The silk yarn is first washed and soaked in rice water and then dried in the sun. This step is necessary to make the yarn strong and stiff to maintain the durability of the fabric. It is then dyed in rich hues by hand and again sun-dried.
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2. Silk yarn is woven with the Zari

Now the colored threads are intertwined with silver thread and these resultant threads are interlocked with golden thread. The Zari threads (gold and silver) are produced from real silver and gold and are sourced from Gujarat.

3. The process of weaving begins

Before weaving, the Zari threads and colored threads are sorted to avoid any tangles and individual strands are put to the weaving loom from one end to the other. Now the warp ends are drawn and joined to the previous warp on the loom. The desired design is fabricated or woven onto the fabric manually. This technique has been passed down from one generation of skilled weavers to the next.
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4. The saree is given a finishing

Now that the saree has been woven and the desired design has been obtained, it is sent for giving it a finished look. Any extra threads are cut and removed to make the saree ready to be sent to retail shops and markets for sale purposes.
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The whole process of crafting a Kanjivaram silk saree may sound or appear easy, but the amount of time and effort that it requires is unimaginable. Depending on the intricacy of the design, it may take several weeks or months to complete one Kanjivaram. Although the cost of the saree is expensive (due to the use of real gold and silver) and not many people can afford to buy it, it has managed to be a part of beautiful family treasures that are passed down through generations as a token of love and affection.
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