This festive and wedding season, Kanakavalli invites you to experience Malar, a celebration of bridal and heirloom kanjivarams. Malar draws you into the flower market, where the sumptuous silks are set against the colours and textures of traditional blossoms. The journey begins with Mogra, the fragrant jasmine flower, shifting to vibrant marigold blooms, and ending with the universally beloved rose. Adorning a classic Indian bride, these flowers are also woven into decorative garlands, while showers of their petals are strewn in blessing at weddings and celebrations.
The simplicity of the flowers - their delicious hues, soft petals and delicate buds - is beautifully juxtaposed against the luxurious silken drape of the kanjivaram, with its deep jewel tones and rich gold zari. These classic format heirloom weaves with ancient motifs crafted in laborious hand weaving techniques are perfect for a bride's trousseau and for special occasions. The exquisite detail of the kanjivaram is brought into the spotlight in Malar, against the backdrop of flowers that evoke memory and emotion.