Legend has it that the Kanchi silk weavers are descendants of the Sage Markanda, the master weaver of the Gods, who is said to have woven the tissue fabric from the lotus fibre*. The Kanjivaram textile heritage is intertwined in mythology and religious significance. Silk is said to be the favoured fabric of Lord Vishnu […]

The Kanjivaram silk sarees being an inherent part of our traditional occasions is no freaky coincidence. They have their strong roots spreading as far back as 700 years to Vijayanagara Dynasty, when Krishna Deva Raya took over the Kanchi town from the Cholas at the end of the 13th century. Being a scholar, poet and […]

According to Wikipedia Kanchipuram, Kanchi, or Kancheepuram (Tamil: காஞ்சிபுரம்) is a temple city and a municipality in Kanchipuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a temple town and the headquarters of Kanchipuram district. In ancient times it was called Kachi and Kachiampathi. Kanchipuram is located on the Palar river, and known […]

Apart from being the hottest vegetarian, she loves flaunting her new Kanjivaram saris in Red Carpet events and social gatherings. Yes we are talking about the lady in sari, Vidya Balan. You can see her showing off her colourful mango green sari with minute textured designs on its border, in the Star Screen Awards 2010. Her […]

We chanced upon Desipolitan blog and guess what we found – an article about Aishwarya Rai wearing a Kanjivaram at a recent awards function. Titled The Family That Poses Together, Stays Together, it says “The Bachchans turned on some group posing action once again at the 57th National Film Awards in New Delhi. Big B and AB Jr. […]

DakshinaChitra is a center for the living traditions of art, folk performing arts, craft and architecture of India with an emphasis on the traditions of South India. A project of the Madras Craft Foundation (MCF), a non-profit organisation. DakshinaChitra opened to the public in December 1996. The center occupies ten undulating acres overlooking the Bay […]