Kanakavalli Kanjivaram Silk Sari 040-01-107014
This month's pick for The Beautiful Drape is a stunning sari from Kanakavalli's much loved Vault collective of heirloom kanjivarams.
This scarlet kanjivaram features traditional and intricate paisley motifs in rich gold zari dotting the body, woven in striking relief on an adai loom. The borders in magenta shot with scarlet feature vanki or chevron patterns in green silken thread, edged with delicate bhugodi triangles in glittering zari, alongside bands in scarlet. The pallu is simple but striking, with an aramadam pattern in which diamond shapes are half filled with zari, flanked by gold rudrakshas and thuthiripoo bands, as well as rows of elephant motifs woven in green silken thread.
The zari composition of this kanjivaram is 40% silver and 0.4% gold.
Experiments with varied combinations of zari and thread are reflected in delightful colour play highlighted with gold, all emphasising the bold drama and exquisite detail of the queen of silks.
Approximate Length - 5.4 meters + 0.7 to 0.75 meters (attached blouse)
Height - 1.17 - 1.27 meters.
Approximate weight - 720 grams.
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