How to identify Pure Kanjivaram Silk Saree?
Wedding coming up? Or you need a new addition to your saree collection? Or you simply just want to stand out in crowd……. Well traditional Kanjivaram Silk Saree is the best option for all these things.
Everyone admires and loves the feel of pure silk wrapped around your body giving an ethnic and sensational vibe at the same time. But when we have variety of options in saree how does one identify a pure Kanjivaram silk saree from any other silk saree?
Well, we are here with some tips that will help you to identify pure Kanjivaram Silk saree.
1. Contrasting and vibrant colors
The first sign of a Kanjivaram silk saree is the contrast between the border and the body of the saree. Kanjivaram silk saree usually have strong contrasting border with motifs like animal, nature or temple. It can also have Zigzag lines. It usually comes in vibrant colors like orange, blue, red, green and golden.
2. Heavier silk
Kanjivaram silk saree traditionally have a heavier silk base as compared to other silk saree which makes it extremely costly. This element distinguishes Kanjivaram silk saree from numerous different kinds of silk saree made in India.
Typically, the heavier the silk of your Kanjivaram sari, the better is quality.
3. Zari test
Original Kanjivaram silk saree is woven from silver zari. Weavers take a pure red silk string and wind a silver string over this string and afterward it is dipped into gold colour to make the zari border.
To distinguish unadulterated Kanjivaram silk saree, you can take a couple of free strings from the pallu or border. Then take off the gold layer of the string, if the inner string is red, regardless of the saree color then it is pure genuine Kanjivaram silk.
4. Burn test
For this you can basically take few threads from the saree and light a fire toward the end of threads. Once burnt pure silk, will leave behind a ash ball which will smell like a burnt hair or a burnt leather, while a fake silk will leave no ash.
Apart from these you can also search for the label ‘Silk Mark’ which is only awarded to pure Kanjivaram silk saree by Silk Board of India to mark its originality.
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