THE KANJEEVARAM SARI: SOUTHERN INDIA’S FASHION LEGEND

The Kanjeevaram sari is a traditional attire that is woven in the village of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. Kanjeevaram silk saris dominate the South Indian sari market. They are the height of sophistication, suitable for any religious ceremony, occasion or wedding. The Origin of Kanjeevaram The King of the Chola dynasty ruled in Kanjeevaram between 985 and 1014 AD. During his reign, he started the silk trade. However when Krishna-Deva Raya took the throne in the early 15th century, the Saligars and Devangas, weaving communities from Andhra Pradesh, moved to Kanjeevaram. Their move marked a historical migration of the silk industry to Tamil Nadu. These two weaving communities had extensive experience and knowledge of silk weaving. The Kanjeevaram sari bears patterns

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