South Cotton Saree
Brilliantly woven fabric, kanchi cotton is the glory of the city of Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu. Known as the Textile unit of the south, Kancheepuram has given to the world genuine and high quality fabrics. These fabrics have indeed swept the world off their feet. They are basically hand spun variety of fabrics made available at various handlooms in South India. Every part of this woven fabric gives out exquisitely beautiful cotton wear. The Kanchi cotton sarees are indeed the most fashionable wear in the state of Tamil Nadu.
History records that the Kanchi cotton weavers are descendants of Sage Markanda who used to weave various fabrics for the Gods. Cotton was Lord Shiva’s favorite fabric and, the weavers of Kanchi are the descendants of those who used to weave this fiber for the lord using Lotuses. Legend has it that this fabric originated during the reign of the Lords on this earth. Kanchipuram, apart from gaining importance in the textile world is also renowned for the many temples it is home to. One can see several impressions of these temples finely woven in these sarees.
Kanchipuram has its own cotton handlooms wherein they produce the various varieties of Kanchipuram Silk Sarees and Kanchi Cotton wear. This hand spun variety has a certain grace and elegance in spite of its simplicity. These sarees are plain in various ways. One would find a very tribal form of design inspired by the various temples present in the city in the sarees woven from this fabric. They are pretty similar to those appearing on the silk variants. The lines, often wide and temple style give the saree a definite impression. These sarees are also available in various zari borders and dotted pallu styles as well.