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HISTORY OF KANJEEVARAM SILK SAREES

Posted on March 09 2018

Kancheepuram, a temple city is also a land of huge, historic South Indian Temples known for their architectural brilliance. It was ruled by some of the greatest rulers such as the Pallava’s.

It was during this period the two weaving communities Devangas and aligars migrated from Andhra Pradesh to this town. During this era, wearing a silk saree was considered auspicious for every celebration.

Soon the beauty of Silk sarees reverberated the towns of Tamil Nadu, spanning to all of South India and eventually throughout the world.  

There are historical inscriptions which record that weaver’s in Kanchipuram are descendants of sage Markala, the “Master Weaver of God”. And also the silk fabric is considered to be the most favored one by Lord Vishnu himself.   

This explains the number of weaving units clustered around the temple surroundings. Handloom weaving in Kanchipuram dates back to the Sangam period. 

At, ARRS Silks we been bringing Kanjeevaram to you with the finest handpicked Kanjeevaram Silks, from our own weavers at Kanjeevaram. For no South Indian Wedding is now complete without a Kanjeevaram.

1 comment

  • Varuna Jithesh: August 29, 2018

    Nice and Perfect looking outfit..
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