Kanakavalli's Motif Spotlight series is a celebration of the classic forms that embellish the kanjivaram. Discover the beauty and symbolism of the kuthirai or horse motif in this collection.
Horses galloping across the border and pallu of a kanjivaram sari form a stunning pictorial panel. The horse is a predominant feature of temple architecture, and the motif also forms part of the Vana Singaram–the traditional hunting scene woven on silks of South India.
Symbols of power and loyalty, the horse takes on intricate forms on the kanjivaram, including a variation of the motif inspired by the huge terracotta horses or ‘mannkuthirai’ of Ayyanar.
Shop a selection of gorgeous Kanakavalli kanjivarams featuring kuthirai motifs right here.