Kanjivaram sarees are woven from the purest form of mulberry silk, making it one of the most exclusive silks in the world. There is a lot of history and mythology attached to weaving a Kanjivaram saree.
These saris are distinguished by their wide contrast borders. Temple borders, checks, stripes and floral (buttas) are traditional designs found on a kanchipuram saree. These sarees are inspired with images and scriptures in South Indian temples or natural features like leaves, birds and animals. Kanchipuram sarees woven with heavy silk and gold cloth are often worn on occasions and festivities.