Discover the importance and symbolism behind the pure zari borders in Kanchipuram Silk Sarees from Mavuri’s Online silk sarees collection designed with excellence and distinction 

Reference to ‘borders’ may be a prickly issue in any other context. But when it comes to sari borders, the narrative becomes pleasant and it becomes all the more absorbing if it is about the exotic zari-ridden borders of Kanchipuram pure silk sarees.

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 If Kanchipuram pure silk saree is an integral part of our celebrations, the embellishing border is imperative in the precious package. Can any high-end celebration in South of India go without women flaunting their Kanchipuram silk sarees with their stunning borders?
A Kanchipuram silk saree is always a joy forever. Whether it comes with a big or small or even no border, it is always sought after. To meet this ever growing demand, Mavuri’s Online facility stocks an enormous collection of Kanchipuram silk sarees to cater to heterogeneous saree-lovers, displaying them on a very easily accessible site and a click away for you.

Border in Detail: Evolution of the border and its significance.

 Enhancing its aesthetic value, the border makes any saree complete. Initially, the border was conceived as an add-on to stretch the longevity of saree and resist the wear and tear.  Being the most abused part of the saree, the border takes the brunt of all attacks like getting dragged on the floor and scrubbed harshly to be cleaned etc. That is why it is made tougher and justifiably outlives the body. By and by, the border has evolved into a design element and an indispensable part of the saree.


Status-defining border

 In olden days, there were some unwritten and unpleasant guidelines set for women in using the bordered sarees. Broad and bright colour borders were prescribed for married women, thin borders for widows and pastel borders for unmarried women. Thankfully, these stigmas disappeared in modern India.


Aesthetic guidelines emerge

 Now women follow their own natural inclinations in choosing their Kanchipuram silk sarees. Tall women enjoy the luxury of Big border Kanchipuram silk Sarees and even double-width borders while shorter women go for dainty and Small Border Kanchipuram Silk Sarees. Plain Kanchipuram Silk Sarees without Borders or Thread work borders attract office-goers. Bright zari borders are flaunted at weddings and opulent events. Mavuri’s Online shop curates Kanchipuram Silk Sarees for all and for all occasions, moods and needs, attracting discerning customers. Equally attractive is their price range. Go for right click and perfect pick.


Bold and beautiful border, the soul of Kanchipuram pure Silk Saree

 A typical Kanchipuram pure silk saree has four unique characteristics- thick texture, vibrant colours, brilliant borders and pretty pallus. Obviously, the border which runs all along the saree, becomes the attention-demanding feature. This highlight of Kanchipuram pure silk saree is curated with perfectly complementing/contrasting colours of the body and is given a special raised effect on the ground weave. Highly decorative, they are embellished with traditional and innovative zari patterns and motifs.

The borders of Kanchipuram pure silk sarees that occupy Mavuri’s vault are woven with authentic silk and genuine gold zari. 


Kanchipuram Silk Sarees: The seamless weaves and timeless treasures

 The border, body and pallu of Kanchipuram Silk Saree are created separately to be interlocked in an ‘impossible-to-detach’ joint. Joining the borders is the most intricate technique of the entire process. The highly talented Kanchipuram artisans create elaborate weaves of the mulberry silk with the zari to create spectacular borders, applying Korvai technique which means unity of opposed elements. Applying this technique, they build textured borders of an extensive colour palette. Though basically Kovai is a weaving detail, it manifests into a design feature, creating innumerable forms, covering the entire spectrum- right from simple temple design and straightforward line interlocks to complicated puliyar moggu and thazhampoo reku forms. Replicated motifs enrich the border. The motifs are inspired by temple architecture, culture, flora and fauna. Out of them, the Pyramidal Temple Border with rows of triangle motifs is distinctively unique to Kanchipuram pure Silk Sarees. Vaira Oosi, Neli/Rettai Nel, Pavunpet, Vairam Salangai - Anklet design and Vanki are a few patterns commonly used in the border marking jewellery as a significant source of inspiration for weavers who constantly look for newness that unobtrusively enters their traditional path.


Borders or no borders, Kanchipuram Silk Sarees continue to mesmerise fashionistas

 The glory of Kanchipuram pure Silk Saree and the sleight of master weavers’ hands are reflected in Mavuri’s exclusive collection specially curated for you. All you need to do is- show us the saree you set your heart on and leave the rest to us.