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Kanjivaram Handloom Pure Silk Sarees, Singhanias, Hyderabad

History And Origin

Kanchipuram Handloom Silk Sarees were introduced around the 15th century, in a temple town of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, South India. Where the weavers are considered as the direct descendants of Sage Markandeya, The weaver of Gods.

The Kanjivaram silk sarees display peerless craftsmanship in handweaving with silk and gold zari. Where these sarees are associated with ceremonial occasions for the brides during weddings, passed on as an heirloom, synonymous with the Banarasi silk sarees of North India.

The Patterns And Motifs of Kanchipuram Silk Sarees

These timeless Kanchipuram silk sarees are adorned with motifs and patterns inspired from images and scriptures in South Indian temples or nature.

Motifs like Manga (Mango), Rudraksham, Kamalam (Lotus), Annapakshi (Swan), Ganda-bherunda (Two-headed eagle), Mayil (Peacock), Yanai (Elephant), Kuyilkann (the eye of cuckoo), Yaali, Vairam (Diamond pattern), Pavunpet (Gold coins) are known to name a few.

Kanchipuram Silks at Singhanias

Singhanias at Hyderabad carries on the legacy of this treasured art, where it revives and introduces the new age Kanjivaram silks, that twists the tradition yet maintains the signature style. 

Kanjivaram silk sarees at Singhania's are woven from pure mulberry silk that holds their charm in its distinguished characteristics of heavyweight coupled with classic colors and wide contrast borders.

Singhania's Provides a vast variety in kanjivaram weave such as Temple borders, checks, stripes and floral (buttas), and borderless designs.

These sarees are available from the price range of Rs.15,000/- to Rs.4,00,000/-, where it can be worn by a woman on any occasion, as nothing can complement the beauty of a woman like a Kanjivaram sari.

Tips to Style a Kanjivaram Saree

Pair it with a cotton petticoat

When wearing a silk saree, choosing the right petticoat is a must. For proper grip, choose a cotton petticoat that keeps your saree stays in place and ensures that it does not slip away. Also, make sure to wear it tight enough so that the saree can be well tucked in.

Blouse picking the right way!

A blouse can make a world of difference to your saree look. Experiment with neck and sleeve styles but make sure that the fitting of the blouse is neither too tight nor too loose. With silk sarees, do not over-accessorize the design of the blouse. Put on the blouse first and then proceed to drape.

Drape in Style

A saree, especially silk should be draped in such a way that its elegance should shine. Wrinkles and untidy pleats will take away the charm of your saree. So make sure that it’s well ironed out before you start draping. Also, make at least 6-8 pleats and tuck them neatly into the petticoat. And while doing so hold the pleats firmly so that they don’t undo themselves.

The Pallu Play

An important factor that can make or break the look of your silk saree is the length of the pallu. Never take a short pallu as it will make you look unfashionable. , 5-7 inches at the knee level is an ideal length for silk saree pallu.

Pin with interest

Due to the smooth texture of the silk saree, it is important to pin it up properly. Look for fine saree pins to make sure that the front pleats and the pallu stay in place. Use fewer pins in a way that balances out both flaunting the design and covering up your body frame.

Jewel it up

Pair with fine jewelry that will complement your ensemble, like Jhumkas, bangles, and antique necklaces that look beautiful with silk sarees.

An affair with Footwear

Don’t go by the myth that you can wear any footwear with the saree as it won’t be visible and opt for high heels or stilettos as they make you look taller and slimmer, making sure to put them on first while you are adjusting the length of the saree.