South India Heritage - Kanjeevaram Silk Saris of Tamil Nadu

South India Heritage - Kanjeevaram Silk Saris of Tamil Nadu


Zilch make out a woman as being Indian so stalwartly as the sari - the exemplary Indian female piece of clothing. The origin of this magnificent garment is ambiguous due to lack of appropriate historical records though it is reckoned that it is more than 5000 years old and is mentioned in the Vedas. The 6 yard, unstitched, fluid garment is woven of myriad materials in different hues with the well known types of saris being the Kanjeevaram from Tamil Nadu, Paithani, a typical peacock and parrot motif sari from Maharashtra, Banarasi, Bhagalpuri, Odisha Ikkat, Maheshwari, Chanderi, Gujrati Patola, and Jaipuri Leheriya.

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