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Decoding the love for Kanjeevaram

Posted by Arvind Rajkumar on

Decoding the love for Kanjeevaram
According to the Geographical Indication Description, India, an original Kanjivaram should be in the lustrous three-ply silk (called murukku pattu), real zari (thread made of gold or silver), with contrast borders (karai) in Korvai (an interlocking weaving technique by hand), and the pallu (thalaippu) in contrast to the body of the sari, joined by a technique called Petni. The Kanchipuram Silk Saree is hand-woven with dyed silk yarn woven from pure mulberry silk, with interleaved designs made with ‘Zari‘ that is made of gold or silver.

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The Famous Chanderi Fabric

Posted by Ruchi Makhija on

 Chanderi, which is amongst the best known handloom clusters, occupies a special place because of its centuries old weaving specialty of producing finely textured fabrics of silk and cotton embellished with zari woven work, and more specifically because of its saris that have been patronized by royalty.

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