The Kolam, traditionally, is known to invite prosperity into one's home. Extending this idea, the use of the Kolam as a motif on Kanjivarams invokes this tradition. In this gorgeous Kanakavalli Kanjivaram, the kolam motif is enhanced by the beautiful backdrop of deep, rich purple and refreshing, lush green.
In Indian mythology, the elephant is a symbol of the Highest True Self. A royal parade of bedecked elephants was historically a show of power, strength and prosperity. So too, the elephant motif as expressed in the weaves of the Kanjivaram, is a striking design element that expresses the power and magnificence of the wearer. In this Kanakavalli Kanjivaram, the row of elephants create an alluring divide between the deep sari colour and rich zari pallu.
The two headed eagle or the iru-thalai-pakshi, with its mythological reference of the Gandabherunda is a motif that is deeply rooted in the cultural ethos and traditional story telling of our epics. Symbolic of a sense of triumph and glory, the use of the two-headed eagle along with geometric pattern, allows for a symmetry in the motif. As seen in this gorgeous Kanjivaram, the repeating of this motif in silk makes for a visually impactful design.
The Annaparavai is a mystical bird said to live in heaven is known for its divinity, purity, prosperity and beauty.
Tussar Silk Saree with Madhubani - Madhubani or Mithila art is practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar state, India. The paintings were traditionally done on freshly plastered mud wall of huts, but is now done on cloth, handmade paper and canvas. Madhubani paintings mostly depict nature and Hindu religious motifs, and the themes generally revolve around Hindu deities like Krishna, Ram, Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati.