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Kanchipuram Sarees Production Documentary


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Kamatchi Amman Silk Society 
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Murugan Silk Society 
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 Silk Sarees washing Tips: 

It is nice to give drywash.

But at home

Avoid using the soap during the first 3 washes. A Gentle rinse in cold water would be more than sufficient.


  • For the next few washes, use a very mild detergent.
  • Wash the border, pallu and body rinsing them separately.
  • Avoid the chances of washing your silk saree with other clothing.
  • A protein shampoo along with cold/lukewarm water can be used to wash your silk saree as the shampoo protein will feed the protein in the silk.
  • Chemicals may damage and reduce the lifespan of the silk, so avoid using them.
  • Avoid brushing the silk saree as it may lead to tear of the zari.
  • Do not twist or twinge the silk.
  • Do not make it into a bundle or keep it wet for long hours.
    • After the wash, dry your silk saree immediately.
    • Roll the silk saree in a dry towel to get rid of the excess moisture.
    • After this, hang it on a padded hanger.
    • Keep the silk saree away from direct sunlight.




 More about Silk


Kancheepuram Silk

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kanchipuram Silk
Geographical indication
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Kanchipuram silk sarees
Description silk sarees weaved inKanchipuram
Type handicraft
Area KanchipuramTamil Nadu
Country India
Registered 2005-06
Material silk

Kanchipuram Silk is a type of silk saree made in the Kanchipuram region in Tamil NaduIndia. The sarees are referred to as South India's answer to Banarasi saris.[1] It has been recognized as a Geographical indication by theGovernment of India in 2005-06.[2][3][4]

As of 2008, an estimated 5,000 families were involved in sari production.[5] There are 25 silk and cotton yarn industries and 60 dyeing units in the region.[6]




According to Hindu mythologyKanchi silk weavers are the descendants of Sage Markanda, the master weaver of Gods who is supposed to have woven tissue from lotus fiber. Also, while cotton is considered to be the favourite fabric of Lord Shiva, silk was preferred by Lord Vishnu.[7]


The sarees are weaved from pure mulberry silk thread. The pure mulberry silk used in the making of Kanchipuram saris comes from South India and the zari comes from Gujarat.[8] To weave a Kanchipuram sari three shuttles are used. While the weaver works on the right side, his aide works on the left side shuttle. The border color and design are usually quite different from the body. If the pallu (the hanging end of the sari) has to be woven in a different shade, it is first separately woven and then delicately joined to the Sari.[8] The part where the body meets the pallu is often denoted by a zig zag line.[9] In a genuine Kanchipuram Silk Sari, body and border are woven separately and then interlocked together. The joint is woven so strongly that even if the sarees tears, the border will not detach.That diffrentiates the kanchivaram silk sarees from the others.[10]


Saris are distinguished by their wide contrast borders. Temple borders, checks, stripes and floral (buttas) are traditional designs found on a Kanchipuram sarees.[9]The patterns and designs in the kanchipuram sarees were inspired with images and scriptures in South Indian temples or natural features like leaves, birds and animals.[11] These are sarees with rich woven pallu showing paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. Kanchipuram sarees vary widely in cost depending upon the intricacy of work, colors, pattern, material used like zari (gold thread) etc. The silk is also known for its quality and craftsmanship, which has helped earn its name.[12]


Kanchipuram saris woven with heavy silk and gold cloth are considered to be special and are worn on occasions and festivities.[13]

Geographical Indication

In 2005, the Government of Tamil Nadu applied for Geographical Indication for Kanchipuram sarees.[14] The Government of India recognized it as a Geographical indication officially since the year 2005-06.[2]