Tag Archives: motifs in saris

The Oscars

The Kanjivaram at the Oscars

We all know how important the Oscars are and more so its Red Carpet fashion! The clothes worn to award events such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes always receive intense worldwide media scrutiny, making their red carpets an international product placement area of great importance to fashion designers. At the international events, gowns dominate, but we’ve seen the most gorgeous […]

Woven Dreams

Silken Paradise – Kancheepuram

Try to think of an Indian woman and chances are you can visualise her draped perfectly in a saree.  In India one of the famous places to buy silk sarees is Kancheepuram, the “Silken Paradise” or Silk City, which is world renowned for the gorgeous hand-woven silk sarees of myriad rich colours, noted for their […]

Usha Uthup – a Kanjivaram star

This week, in our Stars in Kanjivarams section, we feature a star who is well – known for her preference for Kanjivaram Saris for all public appearances. A singer & now actor, Usha Uthup stuns us in her choice of saris for the cover page and cover article of Good Housekeeping, August 2012. Well known […]

Legend of the Kanjivaram Weavers

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 […]