When a wedding occasion comes, it is the most special day for a bride and a bride without traditional Kanjivaram Silk Saree is incomplete. It is a magnificent silk saree with a majestic vibe whenever a woman is adorned with it and the bold, bright color, when draped around the body, brings out the sheer royalty of this nine-yard cloth. This South-Indian proud and honorable attire is celebrated throughout not only India but the whole world.
The silk weavers of Kanchipuram town (Tamil Nadu) make this saree out of mulberry silk thread. It is also known in different names such as Kanchipuram Silk Sarees or Pattu Sarees. It is believed that the weavers are of the Gods themselves and descendants of Markanda Saga. The Devanagari and the Saligars brought the culture of this brilliant skill of weaving mind-blowing designs and patterns and creating delicate sarees. The main images are of figurines as well as scriptures adorn the body of the dress. Soon, this luxurious fabric became an essential part of traditional weddings, ceremonies and various festivals.
Design and Pattern
The silver and the golden zari are the main elements of designing these kinds of Kanjivaram Silk Sarees. The silk thread is woven intricately with the silver wires. Pallu, bordering and body are separately woven and then put them on together with a neat and precise procedure. It bears a zig-zag pattern that marks the body and pallu interlocking. The fabric is extremely strong as well as durable. The patterns generally spiral, temple or god templates, checks, floral, stripes, long triangular temples, and paintings. It has a trademark of golden dots. The design sometimes symbolizes stories or arts of myths.
Since it is one of the celebrated as well as majestic saree known throughout, the color choice is specifically dealt with as it plays a significant role to catch the eyes. It is visibly vibrant and eye-catching. The rich colors often used are either golden or red. Nowadays, almost all the popular colors are used and accordingly, contrasting shades are applied on the borders and the pallus.
A must-have in a Bride’s Wardrobe
As the origin of these royal Silk Sarees spread out, it became a part of culture and tradition that a bride must wear this sari as it is a symbolism of spirituality, purity, royalty and depicts the finest the craftsmanship of the weavers. Attire is a representation of a woman’s confidence, beauty, personality and femininity, and nothing can beat this phenomenal saree in bringing those out in absolute proportions. As this silk was considered to be the favorite fabric of Lord Shiva or Vishnu, it holds that heritage which conveys pride and dignity. Kanjivaram saree is heavy and lustrous silk that has a definitive way of wearing and draping on a woman’s body. Though, in this 21st century, the pattern and style – everything became more flexible and concentrates on the personal choice of a lady.