Kanchipuram silk with Silver Tissue
The Kanchipuram weaving skill amaze me when the weaver and his partner co-create this meticulous piece of craft in a unison. The way to tell apart a genuine Kanchipuram to a fake one is to look at the border and pallu.
In Kanchipuram saris, the main body, pallu and border are woven separately if they are required to be of different colours. These separate elements are delicately interlocked through a criss-cross stitch called Korvai at the joints. The mark of authenticity of Kanchipuram is these very joins. They are believed to be very sturdy joins that are hard to rip even when the sari has lived many years and is beginning to give away.
The wonders of mastery of craft.
I have combined various weaves of this silk with silver and antique silver tissue to bring out an interesting contrast of silver with red, raising her up to the much loved white-red combination in saris.
Chaandi is one of a kind textile designed to highlight a unique coming together of various techniques and creativity of handcraft. This design will not be recreated. Chaandi comes with a blouse fabric designed to encourage mora fireflies to bring their own authentic spirit to the fabrication of blouse fit, usage of borders and edgings.
Blouse worn by me is not included.