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Semi Pure Kanjeevaram are a blend of mulberry silk (70%) with polyester or cotton(30%), made on powerloom.

Whereas, Semi silk sarees are synthetic ones with blend of silk (60%) and cotton (40%) with kanchi weaving border.

No, all sarees are machine made and are not pure.

Texture of all sarees is soft.

Dry clean only. 

It takes 4-5 days in metro cities and 5-10 days in villages.

We do not accept replacements or returns on the basis of likeability.

Returns and replacements are accepted only if there is any defect in the saree or if the saree is not received as described by us- color and design.

In case, you receive a defective saree we offer replacement on the same saree. 

Write us at info@glamwiz.com with an unboxing video mentioning the defect. We will generate the pickup and dispatch the replacement saree.

Our products are manufactured in compliance with the quality standards as per the price range.

Kanjivaram Sarees are a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. These classic silk sarees are known for their quality and durability. Though these are originally from South India, they are equally popular in other parts of the country as they impart an elegant and graceful look. If you are looking to make a classy traditional statement with a Kanjivaram Silk Saree, here is all you need to know about these sarees.

History of Kanjivaram Sarees

Started in the small village of Kachipuram in Tamil Nadu, the art of weaving Kanjivaram Sarees is over 400 years old. Though the trade of silk had started much before, Kanjivaram weaving took off during the reign of Krishna Devaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire. Some of the weavers from different communities of Andhra Pradesh migrated to the village of Kanchipuram and used their skills to weave Kanjivaram Silk Sarees that carried the images of scriptures, religious motifs and figurines. These sarees quickly gained popularity as a must-wear at religious ceremonies, festivities and weddings. In fact, Kanjivaram Wedding Sarees are still worn by South Indian Brides.

Features of Kanjivaram Silk Sarees

While many of us know the traditional values that a Kanjivaram Saree carries, not many are aware of the delicate work and precision that goes into making these woven masterpieces. Here are a few special features of Kanjivaram Sarees in terms of the material used, weaving process, colors and varieties.

Silk

Kanjivaram Sarees are made from pure mulberry silk, which comes from South India. However, pure gold and silver zari is also used in the making of these sarees, which comes from Gujarat. Zari gives these sarees their durability because it is made with 3 silk threads twisted over a silver wire. This is also the reason why a pure Kanjivaram Silk Saree can weigh up to 2 kilos.

Weaving Process

Before starting the weaving process, the silk thread is dipped in rice water and left for drying the sun. This process adds to its thickness and strength. Then the silk wire is interlocked with silver zari and afterwards with a golden thread to complete. The body of the saree, its pallu and border are woven separately and then interlocked together.

Colors and Designs

Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are available in vibrant colors like red, pink, blue, green, especially the ones designed for weddings and ceremonies. The design on these sarees are mainly inspired by religious scriptures, idols and motifs.

Varieties

Kanjivaram Sarees are available in 9-yard as well as 6-yard variants. If you are not looking for the a pure Kanjivaram Saree made with traditional process, you can also choose a cost-effective variety made with metal or copper zari that gives a similar shine and texture to the saree at affordable rates.

How to pick the right kind of Kanjivaram Silk Saree?

When it comes to finding the right Kanjivaram Silk Saree, you must consider the color, style, body type, etc. Also, you must also keep in the mind the occasion for which you need the saree. So, let’s understand how to find the best Kanjivaram Sarees for you.

Color: Kanjivaram Sarees usually come in a combination of 2 or 3 colors. You must choose a color combination that perfectly goes with your skin and body type. If you are short heighted, a dark colored saree with the same hue altogether will lend you a better look. Dark shades also make you look slimmer.

Prints: Choosing the right kind of print as per your body type is also important. If you wish to look slimmer, go for Kanjivaram Sarees with vertical prints instead of horizontal ones. Also, you can go for smaller buttas as they look very elegant.

Embellshments: Kanjivaram Sarees also come with some embellishments which are well-suited for bridal wear and religious occasions. However, if you are on the bulky side, choosing lesser embellishments would be a better idea.

Kanjivaram Sarees Price List

Though pure Kanjivaram Saree price may be on a higher side because of its delicate work and precision, you may also find affordable Kanjivaram Sarees of different varieties. Here is a table showing the latest updated prices on some of our popular Kanjivaram Sarees.

How to maintain your Kanjivaram Silk Sarees? 

Your Kanjivaram Saree will be no less than a prized possession, especially if it is a pure Kanjivaram Saree. This is why it is important to take care of your sarees to maintain their color and sheen. Here are a few things to keep in mind about the maintenance of your Kanjivaram Silk Sarees.

Storing: You must not store your Kanjivaram Sarees with cotton or other types of sarees. Keep them separately wrapped in a muslin cloth or other soft cloth. Never keep them in a plastic bag. Store it in a cool and dry place to keep the color and sheen intact.

Folding: You must never fold your Kanjivaram Saree over the zari work as it may damage the same. Keep the zari inwards and keep the sheen alive.

Washing: If you are thinking of washing your Kanjivaram Saree at home, you must always use cold water for the first three washes. Also, never use harsh detergent on your Kanjivaram Silk Sarees; wash it with some shampoo. Also, never wring your Kanjivaram Silk. If you are not sure whether you can handle the delicate fabric yourself, it is always better to give it for dry-cleaning.

Drying: Never dry your Kanjivaram Saree in direct sunlight. It should always be inside the house or away from harsh sunlight.

Ironing: You must never iron your Kanjivaram Saree directly as it may affect the sheen of your saree. Always put a layer of cloth and then iron.

Find the Right Kanjivaram Saree at Glamwiz

If you are looking for the right Kanjivaram Saree online, you can find the perfect match at Glamwiz. We have a collection of Borderless Kanjivaram, Semi Silk Kanjivaram and Pure Kanjivaram Sarees to choose from. You can also find Kanjivaram Sarees for your budget range. Choose from a gamut of exciting colors, designs and patterns only at Glamwiz.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How much does a Kanjivaram saree cost? 
  2. Kanjivaram Silk Saree Price depends on the type of design, weave and pattern you choose. Usually, a handwoven pure Kanjivaram Saree Price will be higher than semi-silk or machine woven. You must always decide the type of saree you want to get a better idea of the price range.
  3. Which is the best place to buy Kanjivaram saree? 
  4. If you are thinking of buying Kanjivaram Saree online, Glamwiz offers a whole range of Kanjivaram sarees in different colors, price ranges and designs.
  5. How can you tell a real Kanjivaram saree?
  6. One of the easiest ways to identify a pure Kanjivaram Silk Saree is to look at the zari detail on the outskirt. These details stand out in a pure Kanjivaram Saree.
  7. What is the difference between Banarasi and Kanjivaram saree? 
  8. The main difference between the two is in the zari work. While a Kanjivaram saree uses golden thread for weaving designs, Banarasi sarees have intricate gold and silver work on them.