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The Kancheepuram District , is a temple town of Tamil Nadu. It is famous for Kanjivaram saris. It is an essential in the womens wardrobe although expensive and mostly used in special occassions. It is mostly worn during weddings due to its high price and quality. The city has also come to be known as the silk city due to its handloom industry. The silk weavers of Kanchi settled more than 400 years ago and has an enviable reputation as the producer of the best silk sarees in the country. Woven from pure mulberry silk, it has a reputation for texture, lustre, durability and finish. The sarees in dazzling colours are available in every imaginable design and variety.
Written Feb 4, 2007
A small shop on Shevarayan Temple Road.
A warm couple welcome you to the shop (the owners) and explain about the sepciality of each items. They are even ready to take you to the factory where the processing of extrating oil & other from the plants , flowers and others.
What to buy: Aloevera Gel ( for facial) an extrat from the Lae Vera plant.
Natural mouth freshner, Lemon Grass oil ( for gastrities), Citriodora oil ( for dandruff), Almond oil (massage oil), Shveroy Rose Gulkand etc....
What to pay: from 100 to thousands in Indian rupees.
Written Apr 25, 2005
Address: Yercadu Perfumery Factory- P.J. Ramesh Singh,
Phone: 0481 222360, 222630
You could buy silk in Kanchipuram and all over Tamil nadu; Dolls made out of clay in Banruti(also available in stores in Chennai); Thanjavur art in Tanjore/Kumbakonam, it is more expensive outside of Thanjavur; Chettinad cottons in Chettinad and in other parts of Tamilnadu; Clothes/hosiery garments in Tiruppur; Clothes in Coimbatore; Temple jewellery in Chennai;
Written Jan 13, 2012
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