Amrut's Kanjivaram - The Goddess of Silks

An Indian woman's attire or wedding rituals is incomplete without one essential item:
the classic Kanjivaram Saree. Weaver Story introduces the kanjivaram saree, shaped by the beauty of our handcrafted heritage as well as carefully crafted through a modern lens to suit the modern Indian woman.

Women wear a wide range of silk sarees at all functions and celebrations, from the most privileged leaders to the poorest of families. The Kanjivaram is widely regarded as the queen of silks and is a preferred garment of choice for occasions that are frequently significant and life-changing, events that mark the beginning of a phase in human life and its journey.

Silk sarees are worn, gifted, treasured, and loved by all generations during Indian festivals and major occasions such as Diwali, Dussehra, Navratri, and Eid. In India, silk sarees have a deep cultural significance. They are given as a token of respect and love to the Goddesses and family elders.

Another important cultural belief in Indian culture is that gold has the power to purify anything it comes into contact with. Gold is a precious metal that represents power and wealth to them. Gold can be seen in a number of ways at weddings, from the décor to the wardrobe, and from jewellery to Mithai. The Kanjivaram is one such manifestation of gold and silk combined.

What identically is a Kanjivaram?

Kanjivaram is more than just a piece of fabric; it is a Saree that weaves emotions and silhouettes together. It is one of the most valuable investments in an Indian woman's wardrobe due to the obvious rich and lustrous fabric and deep color combinations mixed with clues of gold. The Kanjivaram saree, as well known as the empress of silks, is made of iridescent weaves that combine modernity and tradition.

The elegance of pure Zari from Gujarat and the pure mulberry silk saree procured from across India can give you the feeling of uniting the entire country. Wearing this aristocratic piece of clothing will make heads turn and melt hearts at all your festivities and occasions.

History and Origin

The origins of the Kanjeevaram silk saree can be traced back to the early Hindu mythology. The Kanchi silk weavers are said to be derived from Sage Markanda, who was classed as the Gods' master weaver.

The timeless weave takes its title from Kanchipuram, in Tamil Nadu, where two major weaving communities from Andhra Pradesh migrated to make the silk saree. They created the kanjivaram, a 9-yard philosophy with images of classical mythology scriptures and temple figurines found around the village.

Kanchipuram silks were translated by the British to Conjeevaram silks, also known as Kanjeevarum silks.

Characteristics of Genuine Kanjivaram Sarees

Wide Contrast Borders and Colors:

Unlike most Indian textile genres, the Kanjivaram Saree is distinguished by the use of two or three warps dyed in different colours and woven together by the most painstaking interlocking technique. The technique is known as the Korvai weave in the region. This technique allows for the signature color play of this genre, elevating each Kanjivaram Saree to a work of art. The border is so tightly woven that even if the saree tears, it will not detach. This is a distinctive feature of Kanjivaram weaving.


Purple Multi-Color Banarasi Silk Saree With Zari Woven Pallu

Aside from the traditional reds and golds, they also come in a variety of hues and shades such as bold purple, modern mauves, subtle peach, and fresh tangerines.

Zari, the Gold Glimmer's Secret Ingredient:

Before blending the saree, the silk thread (resham) is immersed in rice water and sun-dried to increase its thickness and stiffness. The silk thread is then interlocked with a thin silver wire and woven through before being finished with a golden thread.

So, if you've ever wondered why Kanjivaram silk has a golden luster even in garments without a gold color base, this is the answer! The thread itself has a metallic tinge that adds to the personality of this lovely saree.

Motifs and Design Repertory

Temple border, checks, stripes, and floral motifs are traditional Kanjeevaram saree patterns fascinated by images and scriptures found in South Indian temples or natural features such as leaves, birds, and animals. This is why they vary so much depending on the complexity of the work, the colors, the pattern, the material used, such as Zari (gold thread), and so on.

A symbol of permanence/legacy

The 6-yard wonder weave is constructed with 240 warps and 250 wefts, making it nearly impossible to tear away. The Zari is made of three silk threads twisted with a silver wire, which adds to the weave's strength.


Vanilla Yellow Floral Embroidered Kanjivaram Silk Saree With Broad Border

Important Facts & Information

To preserve the radiance of Kanjeevaram silk sarees, the Indian government designated it as a Geographical Indication in 2006. They have a Silk Mark (similar to the classic example given to real diamonds) that indicates their authenticity.

According to legend, this silk was Lord Shiva's and Lord Vishnu's favorite fabric.

Because the Kanjivaram is such an important part of our Indian heritage, it has earned a place in Indian pop culture as well. Kanchivaram, a Tamil film, was made to depict the struggles of silk weavers in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. In 2008, the movie was released.

Maintenance and Care Instructions

Professional sari dry cleaning is always recommended. If you are comfortable with cleaning intervals of once every 2-3 uses, please do so. After each use, air this same sari as much as possible before dry cleaning and using a roller iron to restore the folds. Also, change the crease of your saree every now and then to inhibit a permanent fold mark on your saree.
Use spot cleaning to remove stains, but we always recommend professional dry cleaning.
In addition, never brush, beat, or twist your saree. Keep it out of direct sunlight.
To prevent fungal growth on the sarees, use silica gel bags to absorb excess moisture