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The speciality of Thirubuvanam Silk saree is that they are using filature silk for both wrap and weft, resulting in high Quality, Shine, Uniformity and luster. The society is using best silk yarn and pure zari. The silk yarn is dyed in the society dye house itself and given to the weavers as per the design. The weight of the sarees is between 450 gm to 1250 gm. In any type of saree the silk alone weights 400 gm and the balance is that of zari.

The Society is producing sarees from the price range of Rs.3000 to Rs.50,000. At pre sent the “THICOSILKS” society is introducing sarees with a minimum price of Rs.3000/- onwards with modern design and with latest colour combination. They are concentrating on introducing new designs and for which they have formed a Design Committee which is visiting various palaces and collecting the designs for introducing in their society sarees. Further, they monitor the production of sarees at every level (Purchase of Silk yarn, dyeing, Purchase of zari, weaving the appraising of quality) and maintaining quality. Since they are stringent about their quality control as well as innovative in introducing new designs as per the customer taste THICOSILKS has become Number One in Pure Silk and Fine Zari Saree Production and Sales units among Co-operative societies in India .

Mr.S.V.Kandasamy, Assistant Director/Special Officer of the above society said that sales up to June 2009 is Rs.9.29 Crores and the society is taking effective steps to achieve a turn over of Rs.37.00 crores of production and sales for the year 2009-2010.

The groom has been found, the date set; now for the most significant or bridal arrangements – the sarees! The young connoisseur of silk has set her heart on the most exclusive combinations. Some designs are hovering on her mind's threshold. Not for her, the city showrooms. The panjangam (almanac) will be consulted, and travel she will – to Thirubuvanam.

Traditional wedding sarees, medium weight, with motifs a la Kancheepuram. But there's a difference – body and border woven in the same single warp. Look closer and you'll see wedding jeweler too – the neli or toe ring, the vanki – jewellery for the arm, muthu or pearls… these too are woven with zari into the borders.


There are some design motifs used in Thirubuvanam Sarees. They are Mango, Kalasam, Temple , Rudraksahm, Diamond, Neli, Kodi, Visiri.


If the manga-malai (mango Necklace) is a treasured piece of jewellery among Tamil women, the mango motif is a favourite of the weavers. Found in any number of sarees with innumerable variations and embellishments.


Complete with mango leaves and coconut, the kalasam is central to many a Tamil religious ritual. Replicated in different metals, adorning puja shelves, the kalasam finds a place in a silk saree too.


The most celebrated motif of them all. Immersed as he is in the city of a thousand temples, the Kancheepuram weaver can't help but flaunt his heritage – the temple gopuram or gateway.


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