Kanjivaram sarees also known as Kanchipuram saris are mostly handwoven in Tamil Nadu. It has a wide contrast border that makes it unique from other silk sarees. Kanjivaram sarees are very costly because of its intricate work and silk thread. The thread used for zari work is pure silver dipped in gold. This is what makes the sari expensive. The cost can vary from 2000 to 1.5 lacs INR.
Mostly sun, moon, flowers, peacocks, lions, trees, buttas and many such motifs are woven on the Kanjivaram sarees. Sarees woven with heavy silk and gold are said to be worn on special occasions like marriage or festival.
Kanjivaram silk is worn for all auspicious occasions. You cannot imagine a South Indian marriage without kanjivaram silk sarees. Its just not the bride but also her friends and relatives, in fact all the women and girls of all ages can be seen in kanchivaram silk sarees and skirts. The tiny tots would be seen running around in kachivaram silk blouses and skirts while the teenagers would be in long skirts and silk designer blouse or even half sarees. It’s a part of the traditional South Indian culture to wear a Kanjivaram sarees.
Kanjivaram sarees are worn by all women as per their status and age.
There are some well-known Bollywood celebs who are seen wearing kanjivaram sarees at various events and award ceremonies. Sridevi, Kiron Kher, Rekha and Vidya Balan have set an example with beautiful kanjivaram sarees in golden, red, mustard and maroon colour.
Take a look at these ravishing Kanjivaram sarees:
1) Blue Zigzag Kanjivaram Saree
This light-weight kanjivaram saree with beautiful golden border with geometric embroidery is a must-have. Its nice bright colour with a mix of gold will give a ravishing yet simple look.
2) Orange Golden Kanjivaram saree
Stun everyone in this bright orange and golden combination. Its wide golden border gives a stunning look. Golden buttis on the border enhances the overall look of the saree. Can also be worn as a bridal Kanjivaram saree with a stylish designer blouse.
3) Orange Purple Kanjivaram Saree
This unique combination of orange-golden embroidered kanjivaram saree with purple pallu is a must have. Its bold buttis and intricate golden thread work on the pallu has enhanced the overall look of the sari.
4) Pink Golden Kanjivaram Saree
This stunning piece of art will make you glow. The asymmetric pattern with golden colour makes this sari unique. Golden buttis on this sari gives it a shimmery look. Wear this with pearl jewellery and look ravishing!
5) Golden Green Kanjivaram Saree
This exotic temple kanjivaram saree is unique with its combination of green and golden colour. Its beautiful butti pattern in golden makes it even more beautiful. Heavy border with golden thread embroidery is what makes this sari stunning.
6) Black Green Kanjivaram Saree
Flower motifs in golden, geometric patterns on pallu make this black and green silk saree a unique piece. Maroon border complements the overall look of the sari along with maroon blouse with golden border on the sleeves.
7) Blue Purple Kanjivaram Saree
This blue and purple kanjivaram saree has a unique border with purple leaves. Heavy golden thread pallu and purple blouse complements the overall look of this unique sari.
8) Cream and Maroon Kanjivaram saree
Look ravishing in this heavy embroidered cream and maroon kanjivaram saree. Heavy pallu makes it best for an occasion like marriages or other festivities. Maroon blouse with heavy embroidery on sleeves is an added feature.
9) Magenta Golden Kanjivaram Saree
Another pick as a bridal saree. Magenta and golden is a unique combination in itself. Go for this stunning silk saree and enjoy all the compliments in store for you.
10) Golden Maroon Kanjivaram Saree
This beautiful combination of green, maroon and golden sari is a must have in your saree collection. Beautiful flower and butti motifs make this sari look awesome. Red blouse with golden border enhances the overall look.