This July, Kanakavalli's pick for The Beautiful Drape is from the design-led Vault collective of classic format weaves that are exclusive to the brand. This striking heirloom kanjivaram is woven entirely by hand on an adai loom, lending the sari exquisite detail and striking relief.
The body of the kanjivaram is woven with zari checks known as ettu kol kattam, highlighted with delicate muthu in silk. The borders feature bhugodi triangles, moplah lines in silk, muthu seeru, benaras patterns and jadai nagam, a motif resembling the form of a serpent, inspired by a traditional bridal hair ornament. The borders feature a band in silk, in the same colour as the moplah lines, as well as hints of colour that echo the silk muthu kattam on the body.
The pallu is embellished with ettu kol reku, gold bands with temple motifs, highlighted with hints of colour.
The beauty of the weave lies in its simple but exquisite geometry, and its delicate interplay of colour.
Available in multiple colour ways, this kanjivaram features zari with a composition of 40% silver and 0.3% gold.