A collection that exudes elegance and sophistication, Kumkuma, sees a wide range of Kanjeevaram Pattu Sarees. It is an epitome of Southern India and a must-have for South Indian brides. The weaving of Kanjeevaram Sarees started about 400 years ago, when the silk weavers of Andhra Pradesh, settled in the small temple town of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu.
Kanjeevaram sarees were woven by the descendants of a sage named Markanda, who was considered to be the master weaver for the Gods. The silk thread that is used to weave the saree is dipped in rice water, also known as "Kanji" and sun-dried before it is used in order to increase both its thickness and stiffness. The silk thread is then interlocked with a thin silver wire and woven through after which a golden thread is used to complete the procedure. The designs are first drawn by hand according to the requirement and then designed on the computer. Using a cutting-machine, the design is cut into a cardboard sheet which acts as a stencil on the weaving loom. Then the threads are made to take the shape of the design while weaving. Most of the motifs on the sarees are inspired from scriptures and figurines of temples in Kanchipuram. It includes peacocks, swans, parrots, flowers, statues and more.
Our collection sees a variety of Kanjeevaram Sarees, pattu pavda langas, mens dhoti kanduwa sets and even rarely found dupattas. This is one of the richest weaves of India, and today is not only worn by the people of South India, but across the country.