Hailing from the Ethnic Centre of Silks itself, Varadarams Silks makes pure Kancheepuram Silk sarees and other traditional weaves available for the larger crowd of Chennai from its outlet in Harrington Road, very near to Nungambakkam. Sarees draped by Indian women practically defines them and showcases the vast diversity of Indian culture as a whole.
Worn traditionally by all Indian women, it has a tremendous cultural significance. Said to be one of the most graceful dresses of women, it elegantly covers the woman’s entire body by showing genuine curves in the most dignified way. No other dress is as competent as the saree. A woman in India looks absolutely complete when draped in a saree, and equipped with beautiful ornaments and a shimmering bindi on the centre of her forehead. Varadaram silks possess such beautiful weaves of India, showcased in a boutique that is closely located to Nungambakkam. We have unique and colourful designs so beautiful that you might want to get them all.
Varadarams Silks is the city’s longest-running establishment, having witnessed shoppers spanning generations. Generational shopping is one of our greatest highlights as we’ve had customers right from daughters, mothers, grandmothers, down to their daughters and granddaughters, shopping together wholeheartedly at Varadarams Silks.
The brand has played an essential role through these generations, with families making their purchases for weddings, engagements, important family functions, graduations, milestone dates such as birthdays and anniversaries, special celebrations, auspicious occasions, festival days, and so on. We have been honored to have our wide range of collections chosen by families for generations.
Luxury and Richness
The saree, six yards of uncut fabric, has been mesmerising folks from across the world with its grace and elegance, even to this day. The attire has become synonymous with the earthy and rustic
From the stiff cottons doused in starch to the light and flowy chiffons, from the heavy silk to the sensuous nets. Sarees have even caught the fancy of many a Westerners. Women today are spoilt for choice when it comes to the various type materials that the sarees is available in.
However, if there is one fabric that has stood the test of time, it is the silk. Be it weddings or any other auspicious occasions, nothing can replace the sheen and the drape of the silk saree.
Apart from the display of the luxurious and beautiful fabric, the organisers also guarantee the authenticity and purity of the material. Our purpose is to bring wide varieties of silk from different parts of the countries to one place.
Authenticity of our sarees:
Sarees are one of the world’s oldest surviving garments and were India’s first seamless garment for women and that has now become the symbol of Indian feminity. Traditionally, a saree was a piece of unstitched cloth that is draped around a woman’s body. One saree has varying densities so that it can be draped in a particular way, neatly. The border and pallu, the portion of cloth that falls from over the shoulder, is made heavier and decorative. Today sarees are going through a golden phase. Which means, not only are the traditional varieties being rediscovered, but contemporary designs are also integrated along with it. No matter how simple or how exquisite, the beauty of the garment remains. The sarees are woven from pure mulberry silk thread. The pure mulberry silk used in the making of Kanchipuram saris comes from South India and the zari comes from Gujarat.
Varadarams Silks is a legacy-making its mark for over a 100 years, being the pioneers of the handloom silk industry. The 100-year legacy has witnessed glorious years of Varadarams Silks having catered to royalty and commoners for generations, it’s demand not only spreading through Tamil Nadu but across the world.
What makes Varadarams Silks unique are its distinctive creations. The unique designs, unmatched colours, beautiful patterns, and traditional motifs make every piece so unique and treasured by women all over the world. Varadarams Silks also has a range of products that caters to men, children, and young adults. The silk is also known for its quality and craftsmanship, which has helped earn its name.
How to identify pure silk?
- One of the most telling signs is that the border of the saree and the body will be in total contrast. However, you do have cheaper versions in the market, which follow the same design rules but make use of artificial zari. You need to look closely at the colour of the finished zari work to identify a fake.
- One of the most foolproof ways to tell the difference between an original and fake Kanchipuram silk saree is to pick a few loose threads from the saree, burn them, pick the remaining ash and smell it. You’ll be met with a smell similar to that of burnt leather or hair. The ones made using artificial fibers will have no ash upon burning.
- Another easier and more doable test would be to look for the loose ends of zari in the saree. Pure zari is made of red silk thread, that is then twisted with a silver thread and dipped in gold. If you find the zari thread white or any other colour, you can be certain that this is a fake.
- Also look for the Silk Mark that is given to pure Kanchipuram silk sarees.
Generational shopping at Varadarams Silks
Varadarams Silks is the city’s longest-running establishment, which now is dealing business online having witnessed shoppers spanning generations. The brand has played an essential role through these generations, with families making their purchases for weddings, engagements, important family functions, graduations, milestone dates such as birthdays and anniversaries, special celebrations, auspicious occasions, festival days, and so on. We have been honored to have our wide range of collections chosen by families for generations.
An original saree with pure silk and pure zari can cost anywhere between Rs.7,000 and Rs.2,00,000. To cut down on the cost you also get budgeted versions like the pure silk plus imitation zari or the half silk-half synthetic plus imitation zari saree, which manage to hold on to the sheen of the original, but lose out on the durability of the fabric. These sarees cost a lot less and can be bought at a price of just Rs.2,000 to Rs.5,000. However, these are not considered to be originals.
Dry cleaning is the most preferred method to maintain the saree. However, if you do have to wash the saree at home avoid using soap during the first three washes. A rinse in cold water is more than enough. It is advisable to store the saree separately in a plastic or saree bag.