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Overview of the Kasavu Saree


The traditional clothing for ladies in Kerala is the Kerala saree, sometimes referred to as the Kasavu saree. These saris may further be broken down into subcategories such Kerala Set-Saree, Set-Mundu, Neriyath, Kavani, and Kasava. These are mostly made at Kuthampully in Kerala's Thrissur district.




The Keralan pride is the kasavu saree. The finest cloth from the land of God is exquisitely graceful and elegant. They serve as an emblem of Keralan tradition and culture. The wearer is made more elegant by the distinctive texture and gold border.




The history of kasavu dates back to a time when women wore a two-piece outfit called a "settu mundu." A long piece of cloth with a coloured border became more fashionable throughout the Buddhist era, and its style was influenced by Greek and Roman clothing.


It is widely accepted that His Highness Maharaja Balram Verma and his chief minister Ummini Thampi brought the modern saree to Kerala at the beginning of the 19th century. They encouraged weavers from Tamil Nadu's Nagarkot district to revolutionise Kerala's handloom sector. The weavers, known as Shaaliyars, were given the position of honour. The Shaaliyars hand weave gorgeous and regal clothing for the Travancore royal family using their weaving skill and the readily accessible cotton market.


The Dutch and Portuguese adopted kasavu sarees and Mundas because of its excellent fabric and pattern. High trading peaks are produced by handloom exports loaded onto ships. Later, the Hindu industry expanded across Kerala, particularly in the districts of Chendamanglam in Ernakulam and Koothampalli in Thrissur.


Vasco da Gama exchanged gold for spices when he first arrived in India since he was ignorant of the popularity of this business. The rivers and affluent people of Kerala used the gold that had been dropped on the coast to weave Mundu and Neriyadu, which are today known as kasavu.


art and kasavu.


Through their draping techniques, commonly referred to as nevi saree or national clothing, painters from Shakuntala to Mahabharatam have portrayed the traditional apparel in a number of works of art.

Sarees are worn by individuals of all ages as a fashion statement as well as for traditional religious reasons.


grace and kasavu


Royalty and nobility used to decorate the handloom. In Kerala, they were formerly a sign of wealth and aristocracy. Only wealthy and regal people appear in white ads on Casa Red, whereas regular people are permitted to wear colour. Royals and other aristocracy are not allowed to wear coloured borders at events, although they are permitted to do so at home. The height of the border is a significant issue for both the present and the past.


The changing times, however, are tolerating tiny acceptingmotives like little flag mangoes etc. Another common design is a little pattern on the garment's corner. Sarees now include motifs in the corners, such as trees, fruits, peacocks, and many more, to add additional weft.


No patterns of any type are permitted on handlooms. This is so that the casa handloom is for formal wear while patterns like checks and stripes make them more informal. Because they are not regarded as aristocratic, many South Indian temples forbid checks or striped decor within the building. As it degrades good art, patterning in kasavu was formerly thought to be illegal.


Handicraft and celebration



India has a diverse culture and history, and each location has its own own attire, cuisine, and modes of worship. On significant events like weddings and Onam celebrations, Keralans practise and wear a custom and trademark.


One of the most significant festivals in Kerala is called Onam. It is commemorated in remembrance of the wisely ruling monarch Mahabali. Mahabali was banished back to govern hell by an envious Indra. However, Lord Vishnu granted Mahabali's demand to return to the region and his people once a year as a result of his charity. Every year, Onam is observed as a Mahabali homecoming. The Lord Parshuram incarnation who built the Western Ghat from the tip of Kerala to Maharashtra and instituted a good rule is another story related to Onam. Lord Parshuram designated Onam as the day Kerala was founded. Everyone prepares elaborate meals and dresses to the nines. An integral aspect of Onam has been Kasavu handloom. Everybody in Kerala wears Kasavu handloom to complete the event from the past to the present. It is now seen as a representation of their ethnicity and persistence in art over the years. They welcome them warmly and serve their deity a multi-course vegetarian lunch in a banana leaf with around 26 items.


1.Chanderi silk saree in the style Divine


The handwoven Katan silk saree is decorated with a white, gold, and brilliant pink combination. It has tiny Minakari flower booties that point to an intriguing nakshi border with a pink colour assault. To provide you Onam freshness, it is composed of cotton.


2.Ivory Coin Banarasi Saree .


Ethereal ivory with a blend of white and gold Banarasi amazes everyone in this time-honored classic. It has a simultaneously romantic and regal appearance. The saree is ideal for conveying a regal Onam atmosphere.





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