Motif Spotlight : The Golden Aviary
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Motif Spotlight : The Golden Aviary

Motif Spotlight : The Golden Aviary

Kanakavalli invites you into The Golden Aviary, a collective that celebrates bird motifs on the kanjivaram. Each motif is lovingly stylised and has been beautifully interpreted through the art of the weave, taking flight on the lush silk in rich gold zari.

From the mythical 'annam', a messenger of love, and the exquisite grace of the peacock ('mayil'), to the playful 'kili' or parrot, and the powerful 'iru thalai pakshi', a mythical two headed being, the traditional birds of the kanjivaram are distinctive and culturally significant motifs, lending a sense of movement and life to the silken drapes