Hayagrivas Silk House offers a wide range of handcrafted and stylish Kanjivaram and soft silk saree in one convenient place. Our silk sarees in Chennai are known for their incomparable variety of colors and designs and lustrous beauty. These sarees are known to be the customary bridal wear for most of the Indian brides. Wedding is incomplete without the classy and luxurious sarees made of pure silk.
"Art is not just a handicraft, it is also the transmission of feeling, the artist has experienced". - Leo Tolstoy. Silk Saree weavers and Kanjivaram Silk Sarees stand totally in testimony to the above saying.
A variety of wedding silk sarees are manufactured from different parts of the country. However, the traditional south Indian sarees made of pure silk is famous worldwide for its glamour and aesthetic beauty. The vibrant and contrasting color of the Kanjivaram Silk Sarees makes it an exceptional choice among women. The time-honored and long-established designs found in these women wears include checks, floral 'buttas', stripes, designs of flowers and temples. The border (Pallu) and the body of the saree is woven individually and then coupled together following an authentic Kanchipuram style. These silk sarees are popular for its durability, luster and beauty.
Kanjivaram is synonymous with two things. They are temples and hand-woven kanjivaram silk sarees. According to the Hinduism, the weavers are believed to be the descendents of sage Markanda, the master weaver for gods. Who is believed to have woven the tissue saree from lotus fibre. While Lord Shiva likes cotton fabric, Lord Mahavishnu prefers to adorn himself in silk. It is also important to note that the weaving took importance during the King Krishnadevaraya regime.
Silk is basically obtained from Silkworms, through a process called Sericulture. The Silkworms are fed with Mulberry leaves and when they grow in size, they use their saliva to spin the silk around the cocoon, from which the silk is extracted. The extracted fiber undergoes various processes to make it usable for weaving. Another component that is used in silk saris is the zari - silk on which electroplated gold and silver is coated.