Silk actually originated in China. But in India silk is synonymous with Kancheevaram. The most popular silk of all is the Kancheevaram silk or Kanchi silk. The place Kancheevaram is known for its weavers of silk material, pavadis and sarees. It takes more than a month to weave one single saree. Silk yarn is taken out of the silk-worms and then 2 or more colours are used to weave one saree with silver thread coated with gold. These are all reasons why a Kanchi saree is sold at high price. But silk is supposed to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Also, it lasts for decades if maintained carefully. It is quite low maintenance also.
Such a great outfit comes these days in beautiful combinations and with pretty blouses attached. They all have borders on both sides of the saree with small motifs on the body threaded with gold and has a grand pallu that flows down from a lady's shoulder with grand gold embossed designs.
Pictures of some pretty colors in kanchi silk sarees are posted here.
Don't forget to accessorize it with a beautiful 1gm gold jewelry.
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