Every original handloom Kanchipuram (Kanjeevaram) silk saree, be it new or old, carries a bit of history. The history of silk and weaving in Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
In addition, these multi-hued, buttery soft silk sarees often carry many stories from our personal histories.
There are said to be 5,000 families involved in the production of silk in the town of Kanchipuram and each saree can last for 100 years or more.
Given the real and perceived value of these wearable treasures, many of our clients often ask us how to care for their silks.
Here’s a simple guide to cleaning and safeguarding your silks, so that your daughters and granddaughters can wear them as heirloom pieces, a few decades from now.
The most important point to remember here is, Kanchipuram sarees are hand woven and hence the weave is relatively delicate, when compared to a machine-made saree.
Cleaning Kanjeevaram Silk Sarees
Removing Stubborn Stains from Your Kanchipuram Silk Saree
Storing Your Kanjeevaram Silk Saree
How simple was that? If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
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We can’t all become technical experts in every art and craft that we admire and hope to acquire a piece off. So, what do we do?
Through her varied and personal experience with Indian handcrafted textiles, over a decade, Jaya Devi Cholayil, offers you these simple distinguishing factors. A deep knowledge of the artistic techniques and textile crafting processes lies behind the quick litmus tests that she shares here.
As a newlywed, almost 30 years ago, Jaya was introduced to the world of Ayurveda and the Cholayil culture of combining natural, ethically sourced ingredients to create products that started lifestyle trends.
Given her love for art and her compassion for the less fortunate, Jaya Devi decided to take this heritage one step further and thus was born Jullaaha. A brand that is loved and respected as much for its all-natural personal care products and authentic, Indian, handcrafted textiles as it is for its work in bettering the lives of the down-trodden.
Block printing, as we know it today, is thought to have originated in China; though this art form has probably been practiced for close to 2,000 years.
After Vasco Da Gama discovered the shipping route to India in 1498, most of the world came to know of the beautiful textiles of India and this gave a boost to all related industries including that of the traditional block print.
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