Tree of life Kanchipuram handloom silk saree

THE BLESSED HARVEST: Kanchipuram motifs inspired by abundance

Hands Behind The Handloom

India’s handloom industry needs a hand

At RmKV, every day is Women’s Day

Sarees that aren’t just made exclusively for you, but also by you

THE TEMPLE MOTIF: Where weaving meets worship


Neelambari jamdhani saree

Handloom Banarasi sarees: Traditions of a thousand years 

Handloom Banarasi sarees are the result of ancient craftsmanship and a continuous inflow of cultural influences. With their stunning zari…

How to spot an authentic Kanchipuram handloom silk saree

There’s a certain pride in owning a genuine, handwoven Kanchipuram silk saree. Yet, with the numerous varieties in the market,…

How do you identify a handloom saree?

Handloom, or handwoven, sarees are art that you can wear. Products of human skill and experience, handloom sarees are crafted…

Natural-dyed Kanchipuram silk sarees, revived by RmKV

For millennia, silk threads were dyed using natural ingredients. The creation of synthetic dyes transformed this practice, and natural dyeing…

Handloom Kanchipuram Korvai Silk Saree

What makes Kanchipuram korvai silk sarees so special?

The korvai technique is unique to handwoven Kanchipuram silk sarees, and creates a brilliant contrast of colours and textures. The…

Hands behind the handloom

The hands behind the handloom

The weaver who crafts a handwoven Kanchipuram silk saree is just one of many highly-skilled artisans who contribute to its…

Ikat Silk Saree

Handwoven ikat sarees – A tale of trade and tradition

A tale of trade and tradition

RmKV Kanchipuram Silk Sarees

The colours of Kanchipuram

The rich tones of Kanchipuram silk sarees reveal the most telling details about the town, whether it’s the sacred hymns…

Five events that shaped the modern-day saree

Five events that shaped the modern-day saree

The saree that occupies our wardrobes and cultural consciousness today is the product of several pivotal periods in our history….

Kanchipuram Traditional Korvai Saree

THE TEMPLE MOTIF: Where weaving meets worship

Like the structure that inspires it, the temple motif is subtle and yet rich with meaning. Could the temple pattern…