Kanakavalli's January pick for The Beautiful Drape is a gorgeous kanjivaram that celebrates colour and detail. Woven with self-jacquard patterns in silk thread, the sari has an exquisite depth and complex beauty.
The body of the kanjivaram features classic motifs woven entirely in silk, includingrudraksh,vanki,mutthuandnelistripes, andrekuor temple motifs above the borders.
Therettu pettu borders feature fine zari details woven either side.Mangaiandthilaga moggu,pattu seeru,benaras weave patterns, and a vertical geometric design known askattu-pettuadorn the borders. The pallu is embellished with a gold zari seeprekkuband formed out ofvankipatterns, flanked by thebenarasweave, a row ofrudrakshmotifs, andrekuor temple motifs.
The kanjivaram's beauty lies in the subtle elegance of its colour-play and the richness of its ornamentation. Available in several beautiful colour-ways, this sari has zari with a composition of 40% silver and 0.36% gold.