South Indian brides are always associated with the bold and beautiful silk sarees that they adorn and wear with panache. Kanchipuram silk sarees are especially noted for their quality and exquisite richness. From bold colours to the gold thread work, the broad borders and heavy blouses, everything about Kanchipuram silk sarees is unique and spectacular. A quintessential south Indian bride ought to adorn a silk saree on the day of her wedding or at one of her wedding functions. With a long braid, with floral jewellery and heavy gold jewellery, a South Indian bride serves some major fashion goals.
While many brides today prefer lighter or designer wedding sarees instead of a bridal lehenga, one cannot deny the fact that the exclusivity of Kanchipuram silks is truly unmatched. If you are a soon-to-be-bride, here’s why you need to indulge in Kanchipuram Silk Sarees:
1. The History
The mention of Kanchipuram Silk Sarees goes back to Hindu mythology. The Kanchi silk weavers are believed to be the descendants of the master weaver of Gods, Sage Markanda. It is considered to be one of the finest quality of silk sarees, made only with the purest mulberry silk thread.
2. The Weaving
For the weaving of Kanchipuram silk sarees, the weavers use pure mulberry silk thread from South India and Zari from Gujarat. It is then hand woven, using three shuttles. The body of the saree and the border are usually woven separately and then woven together, very strongly. Sometimes if the pallu is of a different colour, it is woven separately too. This is one of the most unique features of Kanchipuram Silk Sarees that make them such popular bridal sarees.
3. The Design
Kanchipuram silk sarees are especially noted for the wide contrast borders that add to its opulence. Temple borders, floral motifs, stripes and even a check weave are very traditional to Kanchipuram silk sarees. These beautiful and timeless sarees can be found in a single bold colour or a hue of colours beautifully woven together. The Zari work adds to the glitter, glamour and grace of Kanchipuram silk sarees.
These South Indian wedding sarees from the small village of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, have made a global impact! The outstanding craftsmanship, intricate weaving and the bold borders are considered to be the perfect wear for every special occasion. Many brides, adorn the grace of Kanchipuram Silk sarees on their wedding day and make for beautiful brides. If you too are planning to be a graceful Kanchipuram silk saree clad bride, here are some things to keep in mind:
4. Bridal Colors
Kanchipuram silk sarees are available in almost every colour under the sun! Pick bold bridal colours like red, pink or yellow, depending on your personal taste and the season of the wedding.
From golds to deep reds and even royal blue a bride has an enormous array of colours to choose from.
For something as traditional as Kanchipuram Silk Sarees, it’s best to compliment it with traditional jewellery designs. Gold bridal jewellery sets with traditional designs, add to the grace of a Kanchipuram saree.
From a gold satlada to a choker nicklace you can wear any jewellery you love best.
6. The Blouse
The blouse to your precious Kanchipuram silk sarees needs to be paired very carefully. Since it’s a traditional bridal saree, keep the blouse traditional too. A short sleeve gold tissue blouse or a blouse in a contrasting shade as the saree looks very graceful.
The evergreen Kanchipuram silk sarees will never go out of fashion! You can make your own bridal collection of these must have Kanchipuram silk sarees in a myriad of colours for your wedding trousseau. Look graceful as a couple by embracing a colour scheme for your saree and the groom’s sherwani to create some stunning pictures in your wedding photo album.
No bridal shopping is complete without buying a saree or two or probably more. You cannot miss out on the beauty of this 9-yard masterpiece which brings out the elegance of a woman the most. Besides, designer today are revamping the traditional saree and making it trendier and modern. Also, there are multiple ways in which you can drape these beauties and hey will end up looking different and more beautiful each time. If you want to ditch wearing a lehenga on your big day, you can also wear a saree and trust us you will look like a dream come true!
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