Kanakavalli's Motif Spotlight series celebrates the beauty and detail of the forms and shapes that embellish the kanjivaram. The kamalam or lotus is a classic motif and a symbol of divine perfection. The kanjivaram weaver interprets the lotus, beloved across Indian craft, as a delicate and stylised floral motif that varies in size and relief on the sumptuous silks. On the vibrant and exquisitely embellished kanjivarams of this curation, the kamalam butti dots the body of the sari, is ensconced within checks, or highlights classic layouts, woven in rich zari to lend delicacy to the bold drama of the queen of silks.
The lotus is an integral part of ritual and celebration in India, making the stunning kanjivaram saris of this collective the perfect addition to a festive wardrobe.