Fashion: Identify whether your Kanjeevaram saree is real or fake!


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When it comes to handloom sarees, Kanchipuram sarees hold a special place in every woman's heart. These sarees are made with intricate craftsmanship and are often quite expensive. Nowadays, there is a flood of fake Kanchipuram sarees in the market and customers sometimes fall into the trap of buying them at high prices. Therefore, it is important to be able to differentiate between real and fake Kanchipuram sarees. Here are some tips to help you do this:

Identification of genuine Kanchipuram silk sarees

Genuine Silk: High-quality genuine silk is used in the manufacturing of authentic Kanchipuram sarees. You can easily tell by examining the fabric closely. Genuine silk has a unique luster and texture that cannot be replicated in imitations.

Intricate Weave: Authentic Kanchipuram sarees are known for their intricate weave patterns. The craftsmanship on these sarees is impeccable, with intricate designs woven into the fabric. Pay attention to details; Genuine Kanchipuram sarees often have exquisite motifs.


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Zari Work: Pure zari (metallic thread) is used in the design of authentic Kanchipuram sarees. You can identify genuine Zari by its shine and the fact that it does not tarnish easily. Fake sarees may use cheap fake zari, which loses its shine over time.

Test with threads

There is a simple test you can do at home to check the authenticity of a Kanchipuram saree:

  • Take some threads from both the body and the border of the saree.
  • Tie these threads together and burn them carefully.
  • Observe odor and residue after burning.
  • Authentic Kanchipuram sarees will smell like burnt hair and leave behind fine, powdery ash. Conversely, fake sarees may smell like burnt paper or plastic and leave behind a thick, dark ash.