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Haritha - Kanjivaram's Greens

Haritha - Kanjivaram's Greens

Explore the many moods of the colour green on the kanjivaram sari in Kanakavalli's Haritha collective. Ranging from brilliant jewel tones to soft pastel hues, this palette reflects the myriad expressions of green, interpreted in silk. The traditional lexicon for these shades of green is rich in local flavour, as weavers draw inspiration from the natural world, everyday life and objects of worship.

Discover the gentle hue of Elakkai Pacchai (cardamom), the classic shade of Kili Pacchai (parrot green), and the beautiful Manthulir, or the green-red colour of tender mango leaves that symbolises the onset of summer.

Shop this curation of gorgeous kanjivarams in shades of green right here, and read the Varna Sutra Haritha article on our blog to explore the varied roots and inspirations for the kanjivaram's greens.