The Bridal Diva: Kanjivaram by WeaverStory

The city of a thousand temples, Kanchipuram, is renowned for silk production and is the home of several deities. Religion has been woven into Kanchipuram to depict the atmosphere of sanctity and simplicity. The sacred garment of festive occasions, the Kanjivaram Saree , woven by skilled weavers who are descendants of Sage Markandeya. Kanjivaram is a long-established handcraft. The deity Kanjivaram's narration is unending. The exquisite craftsmanship and sparkling motifs of the Kanjivaram sarees definitely draws admiring glances. For bridal and trousseau options, the kanjivaram's grandeur and significance truly shine. The Kanjivaram makes the bridal & trousseau choosing as special as the big day, with selections ranging from more conventional to more modern color and motif choices.

The admiring crafts from Southern India were among the most prestigious in the past, around the 15th century. The silk of Kanchipuram is woven. We all treasure and cherish our beloved Kanjivaram silk sarees in today's world, but the fabric's history and origins are just as intriguing as its weaving. Hindu mythology is where Kanjivaram Sarees got their start. The saga recites that the Kanjivaram Weavers are descended from the sage Markandeya, who revered Lord Shiva in the past and made lotus-fiber garments for the gods. This wonderful weaving technique flourished in earlier times due to the fact that royal sponsorship helped the town gain fame under the Pallava dynasty starting in the seventh century. Their capital from the sixth century on was Kanchipuram.

“She was the purest form of grace, like the silk yarns on the loom”

Being one of the world's best examples of hand-crafted textiles, Kanjivaram weaving is a highly skilled craft. The methods and technology used to create this priceless material have hardly altered over time. The Kanchipuram silk sari is woven from pure mulberry silk. Gujarat is the home of genuine gold and silver zari, whereas silk is indigenous to southern India. After that, to add thickness and rigidity, the silk thread used to weave saris is steeped in rice water and dried outside before usage. The weaver completes the method by starting the silk thread with a delicate silver wire and finishing it with gold thread. 

The Kanjivaram Traditional Sarees are narratives from historical treatises. Some famous motifs and patterns found in these sarees are: 

  • The peacock motif known as Mayil  is a traditional motif that has been a constant companion of Kanjivaram Sarees for all time. It is a symbol of pride and distinction. Mayil is in charge of a million hearts since it is a secular representation of grace, love, passion, and life itself.
  • The mandapams of temples in south India sometimes contain a winged horse, which Kanjivaram weavers have used as inspiration for many themes. The winged horse represents independence, strength, and enduring integrity.
  • Maanga: Maanga in its stern form is also referred to as paisley. This extraordinary pattern is special because of its understated beauty and symbolic significance. The maanga motif has successfully seized its position as an emblem of wealth, abundance, and prosperity in the Kanjivaram saree. 
  • Bird: According to legend, Iruthalai Pakshi is a powerful celestial bird with two heads that can look in all directions. It is referred to as Gandabherunda and has significant mythological importance. Iruthalai Pakshi, a representation of victory and grandeur, has always been a part of Kanjivaram themes.

Each piece of handwoven kanjivaram silk is made by hand. Traditional Sarees is the pinnacle of luxury and a work of art in and of itself. They are made of opulent, genuine silk. It contains the ideal fusion of exquisite Tamil Nadu silk with Gujarati gold and silver zari strings. The threads are submerged in rice water to retain the fabric's thickness and tensile strength. They are sun dried before being used in weaving after soaking in rice water. Three shuttles are divided to begin weaving the Kanjivaram Silk Sarees.

The border and the body of the Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are woven independently and have various hues. They are linked together, and a zigzag line is frequently used to indicate where the body and border meet. Kanjivaram Sarees are luxurious in and of themselves, and they are unique in every way! You will notice how delicately the silk saree has been weaved with pure mulberry silk and a captivating gold border if you choose a genuine Kanjivaram Silk Sarees.

The weaver first weaves the body and the pallu separately due to the vast differences in color and pattern between them. The area where the body meets the Pallu is where the zigzag pattern, or Pitni, may be seen. The three sari borders are typically weaved separately and then assembled.  Since the Zari is created by twisting three silk threads with silver wire, the fabric is extremely strong and durable. Originally woven in a 9-yard weave, the Kanchipuram silk sari has since been made in more useful 6-yard weaves. Today the kanjivaram is worn by the bride as it is known as auspicious and pure clothing. The saree identifies luxury and differentiate in terms of class. The patterns are set accordingly, the red and white is prominent added with the other bright colors making each saree unique and special.  No matter your age or size, sarees are one outfit that brings out the best in ladies. It is the best way to discover the splendor of Indian heritage and is regarded as the most adaptable garment of Indian tradition. Sarees are the ideal type of trousseau for all Indian brides due to their edgy prints, designs, brilliant colors, and flair.

Explore WeaverStory's eclectic collection of Kanjivarams sourced from the quintessential town of Kanchipuram

1. The Navy Blue:

This pure silk zari Kanjivaram saree is like an old-school love story. The handcrafted piece with alluring zari checks and yali motifs adds a modern touch and gives it a historic vibe. The saree is perfect for any ceremonial event as it adds to the glam look and drapes gorgeously making you feel like a royalty. This Navy beauty from WeaverStory comes with a blouse piece that perfectly complements the saree.

Navy Blue Handloom Pure Silk Kanjivaram Saree With Korvai Broad Border

2. Beauty in Black:

The mesmerizing pure silk black kanjivaram is a royal piece to own. Embraced with silver zari check magnifies the luxurious look and admires the beauty of the piece. You can never go wrong with the black as it sets the mood. The regal radiance of this saree is  immemorial. Accompanied by a blouse piece that adds to the show, this Kanjivaram goodness is all you need to at the needed oomph to your pile of handlooms.


3. Shine like the blue sky:

The sky-blue expanse of pure silk is richly adorned with delicate Rudraksh booti. This motif is considered to be of great significance in Indian culture and traditions. The alluring silver and gold used adds on to the richness of the saree making it a luxury to pair for any upcoming event. The beauty is evident and draping this textile will give you a goddess-like feel. This sky-blue Kanjivaram handloom is meticulously handcrafted by the expert artisans of Kanchipuram. Don’t wait and add this to your Wishlist. Admire the gorgeous beauty with some gold jewelry and be your own queen.


Feel like royalty in these magnificent sarees that glisten like gold and narrate the tales of the past through its techniques and patterns. No wonder this Queen of Silks has been forever patronized by the Royals and Aristocrats. Kanjivaram Sarees will unquestionably bring out your best qualities and turn heads as you walk down the aisle. You will undoubtedly adore the colors and varieties offered, and you will be amazed at the beauty and charm Kanjivaram Sarees add to your personality. So stop waiting and start shopping for some gorgeous Kanjivaram Sarees to add to your bridal wardrobe.

Author - Meghna Dahiya