This saree uses
pure Silk warp and weft.
It has the soft feel and subtle sheen which you associate with a silk product.
The saree features the Kadhuan Brocade weaving technique, considered to be the epitome of handloom brocade weaving, to create the motifs.
Each buta is woven individually with a hand shuttle, diligently, one line at a time by a master weaver. Weaving time for each saree is usually in excess of 200 man hours, often significantly longer.
The borders are woven using the Kadiyal handloom technique which achieves a beautiful contrast between the body and the borders by restricting the body weft from crossing over to the border and vice-versa. Technical but very intricate.
The saree measures approximately 5.4 meters (220 inches) in length, 1.10 meters (44 inches) in width and 640 g in weight.
The saree comes with an unstitched blouse piece measuring 70-80 cms. Please refer to the last product image for a snapshot of the blouse piece. The blouse that the model is wearing is for illustration purpose only.
To see the richeness of the weave and zari in a handwoven saree, we recommend you see the fabric along the length.
In a handloom saree, the motif yarns and zari, if any, run across the width, and the richness of motifs is more visible when your line of sight is perpendicular to these motif yarns,
ie when your sight runs along the length of the saree.