For an elegance as understated as your mother

Published: 11th May 2013 11:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2013 11:46 AM   |  A+A-

There are many things that one can get their mother for Mother’s Day. But for many, the most obvious choice tends to be a saree. Well, if you are first time buyer, then there a few things you must know before you choose the garment. Keeping in mind the cost and worth of the purchase, we suggest you go for a Kanjeevaram saree. Among the silk sarees, Kanjeevaram sarees hold utmost importance in the South India with its vibrant hues and designs. A Kanjeevaram sarees is elegance personified. The wardrobe of any South Indian woman is incomplete without the amazing Kanjeeravam sarees. These sarees, known for their durability, are more expensive as they become old. They are named after a town Kanchi located in Tamil Nadu where they are weaved. The silk used in producing the saree is extremely fine. In South India, women choose Kanjeevaram sarees for wedding, mostly passed on from mother to daughter over several generations as jewellery and diamonds. The wedding sarees are heavily decorated with the embroideries, contrasting pallavs, zari and heavy borders. If you know your mom’s planning to purchase a saree for a wedding (the wedding season is quite packed this time), then go for red. The colour is not just graceful but adds more charm to the outfit. With Kanjeevaram sarees women enhance their dignity and wear it with poise. The saree brings feminine grace that is most alluring to the younger women. These sarees which last for a lifetime are traditional and will never go out fashion. In most of the Kanjeevaram sarees, the body, order and the pallu of the saree are woven, separated and then joined together in way that it is impossible to detach the joint later. Kanjeevaram silk sarees are found in variety of designs like peacock, parrot, deer, swans, elephants and others. The weavers’ creativity is depicted through intricate art work. The weavers through various designs bring out the mythological significance of Ramayana and Mahabharata through the designs. The zari used in these sarees is the orginal gold and silver. While weaving the saree, the weavers first roll the silk with silver and then the gold is coated. But over the years, the usage of gold and silver has gone down gradually.


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