If you follow the policy of ‘out with the old and in with the new’ while shopping for sarees, maybe it’s time to rethink your strategy before you shun Kanchipuram sarees for being too old fashioned. Granted that they are often associated with tradition and wedding wear, but Sakhi’s collection brings a contemporary feel to this type of saree as can be seen in our designer Kanchipuram range. While traditional elements such as motifs and colours retain the rich heritage of Kanchipuram silks, modern features like cutwork embroidery, hand block printing and colour blocking give them a distinctive identity.
A look at five of our best-selling Kanchipuram sarees featured in this blog will give you an idea of the reason that they are favourites among our customers.
This classic Maroon Kanchipuram saree has traditional peacock motifs, but it gets a stunning modern twist with the intricate cutwork embroidery on its border and pallu. The peacock motifs are hand embroidered using gold and blue threads that create a beautiful contrast. The large peacock on the pallu gives it a unique design element, making it a show stopper.
Price: 12, 950
Product Code: SR-0143
Emerald green is another conventional colour for Kanchipuram sarees, as it can be perfectly matched with emerald gemstone heirloom jewellery. The saree featured here adds a fresh look to an old favourite, with the intricately embroidered floral cutwork in multi-coloured tissue applique on the pleats, border and pallu. It perfectly blends tradition with modernity.
Price: 14, 500
Product Code: SR-0215
Black and gold were once the preferred combination for party wear Kancheevarams. This creation from Sakhi adds a contemporary twist to classic black by featuring multi-coloured cutwork embroidery on the border and pallu. Resembling a garden in full bloom on a spring night, this saree gives the wearer an image of understated elegance.
Price: 12, 950
Product Code: SR-0283
This classic black Kanchipuram sari has a contrasting pallu in red and green with traditional peacock motifs woven in zari. Elaborate cutwork detailing featuring peacock inspired motifs in green, red and gold create a stunning effect that makes this sari a head turner!
Price: 18, 500
Product Code: SR-0291
Cobalt blue, a rich colour that is associated with royalty is embellished with Sakhi’s specialty tissue applique cutwork embroidery in a traditional paisley motif along the borders and pallu of this sari. It gives the wearer an unmatched sophisticated air, befitting a queen.
Price: 15, 250
Product Code: SR-0302
A common thread that links these bestselling Kancheevaram sarees is Sakhi’s mother-daughter designer duo, Chandra and Neeta’s efforts to keep alive and preserve ancient crafts and traditions of India. So, while Sakhi’s sarees have a contemporary edge, they would not be the same without the infusion of centuries-old traditions that make the sari a part of every Indian woman’s wardrobe.