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Kanjeevaram Sarees

Kanjeevaram has borrowed its name from the village of its origin, Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. It is a silk saree which can well be considered as important as South India’s popular Banarasi saree. It has the thick fabric and deep colours mixed with some hints of gold. This is the reason why this saree is preferred for festive occasions and celebrations. Like with most silk sarees, Kanjeevaram or Kanchipuram silk sarees can be counted on to be the perfect outfit choice when one wants to look a classy ethnic personality. Basically, the story of the Kanjeevaram silk saree begins in Hindu mythology where the Kanchi silk weavers are said to be descendants of Sage Markanda, who was considered to be the master weaver for the Gods themselves. The famous Kanjeevaram saree weave goes back 400 years, settled in the small town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. It was during the reign of Krishna Devaraya from the Vijayanagara Empire when the art really took off. Two popular weaving communities of Andhra Pradesh, the Devangas and Saligars migrated to Kanchipuram. They had used their excellent weaving skills to make the silk saree that depicted in images of scriptures and figurines found on the temples around the village. It soon evolved into a must-wear for women at traditional ceremonies, weddings and other festivities. This practice still continues in South India. Kanjeevaram sarees are woven from pure mulberry silk. While the silk belong to south India, the pure gold and silver zari comes from gujrat, the silk thread that is used to weave the saree is dipped in rice water and sun-dried before it is used in order to increase both, its thickness and stiffness the silk thread is then interlocked with a thin silver wire and woven through after which a golden thread is used to complete the procedure. Every Indian women likes to wear kanjivaram saree.