This week Kanakavalli turns the focus of the Festive Edit to The Vaira Oosi, delicate and distinctive pinstripes that adorn the kanjivaram. Literally translating to 'diamond needle', vaira oosi stripes take the form of fine lines that run parallel to the border of the kanjivaram, interspersed with the colour of the sari's body. The exquisite vaira oosi lends a shimmer of gold to the drape, occasionally layered with tiny motifs, while highlighting the deft interplay of zari and silk in warp and weft.
The vaira oosi stripes are so fine, they are often visible only as a lustrous shimmer on the sumptuous silks, adding a sparkle that's perfect for this festive season. Explore this collective of gorgeous kanjivaram silks right here.