The Kanchi tradition in weaving is nothing new. Yet every time a host of new arrivals enter the market, the applause is deafening. The reason is obvious. The amazement is that the novelty never wears off and despite expectations being high, the Kanchi creativity never fails to strike a chord in fabric lovers’ hearts each time.
In the Southern state of Tamil Nadu India, is a small town called Rasipuram. Known since long for its pure silk handloom sarees, it has remained as one of the finest examples for the state, in preserving a tradition as fine as its weaves.
Known as the temple of the Nagas or snakes, Nagercoil is a town in the district of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu and is its administrative headquarters. It is almost at the southernmost tip of india. In British times it was for some time in Travancore state but after Independence was included in Tamil Nadu in 1956.