50 Kanjivaram Silk Sarees to Inspire Your Wedding Trousseau

The story of the Kanjivaram silk saree is intertwined with the history, culture and mythology of South India. The Kanjivaram or Kanchipuram pattu weave dates back 400 years to the small village of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu.

It was the King Krishna Devaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire who patronized the art. It is said that two Andhra communities – the Devangas and the Saligars relocated to Kanchipuram to be able to use their weaving skills in bettering the craft.

Even in 2020, the craze for the Kanjivaram silk saree has not diminished a bit. In fact, it is one of the most popular type of sarees when it comes to bridal-wear, giving the Benarasi silksaree of North India good competition. You should definitely add a couple of these masterpieces in your trousseau.

50 Looks that Prove Celebs Love their Kanjivaram Silk Sarees!

The fondness that Indian actresses harbor for the Kanjivaram pattu saree has been subject of discussion among fashion analysts! In most functions of Bollywood, actresses revered for their ethnic sense of fashion are spotted in gorgeous Kanjivaram sarees. Let us look at some of the most beautiful Kanjivaram silk sarees that our celebrities have sported.

  1. The Saree That Created Headlines

The evergreen and legendary south Indian beauty – Rekha – is a connoisseur of Kanjivaram silk sarees. Nine out of ten times the actress sports an ethnic look in a Kanjivaram saree.

Open hair, kohl laden eyes and dark lipstick – this is her signature look. However, this unique Kanjivaram in copper and maroon, took the fashion scenario of India by a storm when she wore to an award function. Indeed, this is one of the most beautiful Kanjivaram sarees one has ever laid eyes on.

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  1. Pink & Gold Kanjivaram Silk Saree

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This is another masterpiece of a saree! The extra-broad border and the unique combination of golden yellow and pink make it ideal for bridal wear. Traditional Kanjivaram sarees are characterized by thick borders and this one is not an exception.

  1. The Ombre Kanjivaram Silk Saree

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Here, Rekha wears a Kanjivaramsilk saree that has numerous shades of blue and grey. But the colors have been symmetrically distributed all over the saree creating an ombre effect. The border is dark blue and gold, then comes the light blue second temple border. The body of the saree is a greyish crème color.

  1. Tussar & Aubergine

Indian actress Rekha looks stunning in this one-of-a-kind Kanjivaram silk saree.

The actress looks stunning in this one-of-a-kind Kanjivaram silk saree. The unique combination of dark purple and tussarcolor is suitable for all age groups. The saree has a golden border and complex woven gold designs on the body. The pallu is dark purple and the actress wears a full-sleeve dark purple blouse with it.

  1. That Thick Gold Border

Vidya Balan wears a light pink Kanjivaram silk | Get Custom Made Sarees

Vidya Balan is another actress who is known for her love for sarees. It was much later in her career that she discovered her love for ethnic fashion. Since then she has made her fans go gaga with her classy sense of fashion. In this instance she wears a light pink Kanjivaram silk saree with a thick golden border and narrow purple lining.

  1. The Pink & Peach Duo-tone Kanjivaram

Pink & Peach Duo-tone Kanjivaram

VidyaBalan is wearing a quintessential Kanjivaram saree. This duo-tone glossy and almost luminous silk will remind one of the temple towns of south India where women wear such sarees during festivals. The actress has accessorised with gold temple-style jewellery.

  1. Thin Border Kanjivaram

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This maroon and gold Kanjivaram saree has a non-stereotypical thin border. The whole saree is interwoven with gold and maroon threads. Vidya looks like an epitome of elegance in this saree.

  1. The Simple Kanjivaram


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Vidya looks stunning in this simple yet gorgeous Kanjivaram silk saree. The purple color is bright and beautiful in its own way. The dual temple border is devoid of complex designs making the golden pallu stand out.

  1. The Mustard & Orange Kanjivaram

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Hemaji here sports a light mustard color Kanjivaram silk saree that has a reddish-orange border and pallu. She pairs it with a green blouse rendering the look colourful yet elegance. The pallu of the saree has tassels which is a unique feature.

  1. The Designer Kanjivaram

late actress Sridevi wears lilac-pink and golden designer Kanjivaram saree

The late actress Sridevi was known for her love of designer sarees. She wore this beautiful lilac-pink and golden designer Kanjivaram saree for a prestigious award function. The saree has a non-traditional border and brocade-like gold work all over. Big designers like Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi are attached to the greatness of Kanjivaram saree.

  1. Red & White Contemporary Kanjivaram

Red & White Contemporary Kanjivaram

This is another much-talked about Kanjivaramsilk saree look of the actress. She sports yet another designer Kanjivaram saree in red and white. It has a reddish gold dual border and golden undertones all over.

  1. The Bright Pink Kanjivaram

Kangana looks glamorous in bright pink and gold Kanjivaramsaree

Whoever said tough womendon’t wear pink is wrong! Kangana looks elegant and glamorous in this bright pink and gold Kanjivaram saree. She wears minimal jewellery and light make up. The combination of thebindi and the jhumkas enhance the simplicity of the look.

  1. The All Gold Border

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Deepika Padukone is another south Indian girl who loves her Kanjivaram pattu sarees. On one of her wedding functions she wore this plain pattusaree in bright pink and gold. It is a saree without a border and the palluis just plain gold zari. Deepika who is a big fan of Sabyasachi Saree has seen wearing Kanjivaram as well.

  1. Translucent Rose Gold Kanjivaram Silk Saree

Translucent Rose Gold Kanjivaram

Deepika wore this saree in one of the award functions of tinsel town. This saree has been interwoven with zariand silk threads creating this shimmery translucent look.

  1. Teal Kanjivaram with Bright Green Blouse

Teal Kanjivaram with Bright Green Blouse

Deepika is spotted in this traditional teal and silver Kanjivaram silk sareeat another award function. She pairs in with an unconventional green full puffy-sleeved blouse.

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The saree Deepika wears on this occasion is a masterpiece – calling it a sheet of flowing gold woul not be an exaggeration. Deepika sported this all gold Kanjivaram saree for the Bangalore reception of her wedding. This saree was gifted by her mother.


  1. Multi-color Kanjivaram Silk Saree

Anushka Shetty wears Multi-color Kanjivaram

Anushka Shetty is one of the most traditionally beautiful actresses of the country. She wears a unique yet traditional Kanjivaram pattu. The saree has a broad green border in one side with two thick gold strips running along it. The body of the saree is bright pink with gold checks. The border on the other side is a different shade of pink.


  1. Florescent Green & Red Kanjivaram Silk Saree

Florescent Green & Red Kanjivaram

Anushka wears this thick border red, gold and florescent green Kanjivaram silk saree for a function. The color combination of the saree makes it a difficult one to carry but Anushka does it with ease.


  1. Shiny White and Gold Kanjivaram Silk Saree

Priyanka Chopra with Shiny White and Gold Kanjivaram

Pretty girl Priyanka Chopra is wearing another unique Kanjivaram saree. The saree has all over work, a shimmery white body, golden border and pallu. Priyanka has taken the look to the next level by pairing it with a red blouse and a red flower in her hair.


  1. Black Designer Kanjivaram

Tapsee Pannu wears this unique designer Kanjivaram saree which she has paired with a  full sleeve designer blouse. Even Punjabi weddings and brides have a unique love for Sarees.


  1. The Quintessential Red & Gold Kanjivaram

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This saree is the perfect example of what a Kanjivaram silk saree is all about – glamour, grandeur and sheer gorgeousness.

  1. Pink & Purple

A bright pink Kanjivaram saree is a girl’s dream. Not only does this color compliment every skin tone, the purple pallu creates a sharp contrast.

  1. Royal in Blue

One of the most unique color combinations is showcased in this bright blue and red Kanjivaram saree. The gold zari work is also understated creating a lovely balance.

  1. Light Green & Purple


Another unique color combination ensures that the beautiful wearer of this Kanjivaram silk saree looks gorgeous.

  1. In Love with Gold


The two shades of gold – the matte gold body and the bright gold border – result in an exquisite Kanjivaram pattu saree.

  1. Traditions Speak

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Some sarees come with a story and speak a thousand words. This is one of those. Such a Kanjivaram silk saree tells stories about traditions.

  1. Matte Orange Kanjivaram

Not all Kanjivaram silks need to be heavy. This saree in a beautiful matte orange color has a simple border and tiny butis all over.

  1. Border Beauty in Kanjivan Silk Saree

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Not only is this Kanjivaram silk saree in a beautiful sunset orange shade, the broad golden border creates a timeless statement.

  1. Jamun & Gold

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Not only has this Kanjivaram saree been draped traditionally, the jamuncolor is rich, rare and goes really well with the golden yellow border.

  1. Light Blue & Bright Green

Another unique Kanjivaram saree – it has a golden border, a silvery blue body and a bright green pallu.

  1. Wedding Wear Kanjivaram Silk Saree


This saree has a reverse color scheme. The entire body of the saree is detailed in gold and the border is in a warm red.

  1. Elegant in Lilac



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This Kanjivaram silk saree is a combination of various shades of lilac. It is an example of a non-traditional pattusaree.

  1. Green & Gold

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This traditional yet simple bright green and gold Kanjivaram saree makes the perfect attire for a morning event like a puja.

  1. Those Golden Checks

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This saree has golden checks all over the bluish purple body combined with a reddish orange border. This can be the perfect saree for the bride’s sister or best friend.

  1. Contemporary Kanjivaram Silk Saree


Kanjivaram sarees are known to have heavy golden zari work. This unique saree comes with gold zari work that has a tinge of peach in it, making it a contemporary and extremely trendy Kanjivaram silk saree.


  1. Dark Maroon & Gold

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This is one of the most common yet timeless color combinations in Kanjivaram sarees.


  1. Pinks & Peaches


Whoever thought that light pinks and peaches are colors not ideal for ethnic wear, get ready for the myth-buster. This unique Kanjivaram saree has a light pink body and peach border which compliments the gold zari work like a dream.


  1. Contrasts Speak

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Though both the Kanjivaram sarees depicted in this image are nothing less than gorgeous, the orange and blue one steals the show. Who thought two bright colors can look so good together?


  1. In Love with Silver


If you love silver more than gold, thisKanjivaram silk saree will not fail you. This all silver saree has been cleverly paired with a deep red blouse.

  1. Silver and Gold

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Talking about silver Kanjivaram sarees brings us to these masterpieces which have both silver and golden in them. The body is all silver and the borders are golden, creating an aesthetic contrast. Checkout what mother of the bride should wear in a wedding.


  1. The Larger-than-life Border

The beauty of this saree lies on the broadness of the intricately woven border and the unique color combination – greyish silver and bright pink.

  1. The Perfect Puja Saree

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Such a classic Kanjivaram silk saree, woven in a combination of bluish-purple, magenta and gold is fit only for important occasions like a big puja or a wedding.

  1. The Tender Green Kanjivaram

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The beauty of this saree lies in the color that resembles the green of tender banana leaves. The color is beautified further by combining it with a punch pink border and pallu. This saree goes best is a small gathering function like Roka, Sangeet and festivals.

  1. The Brocade Kanjivaram

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This double-border brocade-look Kanjivaram saree has been paired unconventionally with a golden blouse. The color combination is unique which gives the saree a contemporary yet gorgeous look.


  1. The Imperial Red & Royal Blue Kanjivaram

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This saree is a true example of how regal a Kanjivaramsilk sareecan get. The saree has no work on the body but the dazzlingly rich royal blue silk makes up for it and the imperial red border and pallu adds to the elegance of the attire.


  1. Bridal Kanjivaram in Pastels

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Take any one of the two Kanjivaram sarees depicted in this picture and you will realise that it is one-of-a-kind. The first convention that thesarees are breaking is the color palette of the traditional Kanjivaram saree.

The sarees are in pastel shades like beige, peach, violet, light blue etc. The second convention broken is the complete lack of golden zari designs. Unlike popular ways of pairing the Kanjivaram saree with gold jewellery, both the bride and the bride’s sister have sported diamond jewellery.


  1. Sophisticatedly Traditional

Both mother and daughter’s Kanjivaram pattu sarees are extremely traditional. There are no designs on the body of each of the sarees. The borders are woven in zariand there are temple designs along the border. Yet the choice of color – mustard green and tussar – make them look elegant and contemporary.

  1. Touches of Mint Green in Kanjivaram Silk Saree

This Kanjivaram saree is beautiful because of the use of unique colors. The body is a bronzy shade of silver, the border and palluare in a bright pink. But what stand out is the mint green blouse and hints of mint green all over the saree.


  1. Red, White & Gold

This color combination cannot go wrong! Such a saree is perfect for a puja or similar function during the day-time.


  1. The Floral Kanjivaram Silk Saree

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This saree is another experimental weave. Floral motifs are densely woven into the body of this black Kanjivaramsilk saree.

A Kanjivaram silk saree can definitely add that divine touch to your wedding attire. In fact, folklore of south India has it that the original Kanchipuram silk weavers were descendants of Sage Markanda, who is the weaver for the Gods. Interesting isn’t it?



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