The beauty of the kanjivaram's embellishment extends beyond motifs and layouts to include delicate woven accents and the complex weave techniques used to achieve them. Kanakavalli delves into these details in Alankaranam, through a curation of classic-format heirloom kanjivarams that are exclusive to the brand.
The careful use of colour and these subtle details - from traditional seeru and moplah patterns that adorn borders to the treatment of the sari's edge known as the selvedge - beautifully tie together the various components of the drape. The laborious adai weaving technique lends exquisite detail and striking relief to the embellishment, while buttas, traditionally woven in an extra-weft technique, are defined by their placement on the drape.
Discover the finer elements of embellishment on the kanjivaram's anatomy on our blog, and shop the collection showcasing these woven accents right here.