Kerala Kasavu Sarees from Kuthampally
It was summertime and Indhu decided it was time for a wardrobe cleanse. She loved to clean and switch up her wardrobe from dark to light attire. Her mom collected delicate Kasavu Sarees and loved to wear them often. Indhu treasured the ones gifted to her on her wedding day. Adding them to her summer wardrobe brought back memories from her village Kuthampully.
Kuthampully is Kerala's lesser-known handloom abode. The traditional weaver's village is a small area located on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha in the Thrissur district of Kerala. Many years ago, few weavers called Devengas from Mysore received orders from the Maharaja of Cochin to weave dresses for him. The tradition of Kuthampully handloom started here. The Kuthampully saree is the traditional dress of Kerala for many years now.
The sarees stand out from the regular sarees due to their exclusive golden embroidery. The texture of the saree depends on the type of thread, thickness, and style of weaving. The village is well known for its Kasavu sarees, mundu, set sarees, and dhotis. The woven products are famous for their quality, durability, and simplicity.
Indhu particularly loved the Golden Kasavu Saree. These sarees usually have different coloured zaris to make them stand out. She fondly remembered traveling all the way to Kuthampully to shop the sarees for her wedding. Her mom chose the golden threaded Kasavu saree since it highlighted her warm skin tone.
In September 2011, the Kuthampully Saree got exclusive Intellectual Property rights through the Geographical indication Act. At present, there are about 800 families who are still engaged in the weaving process of Kuthampully handloom.
You can find these delicate, intricate, patterned Kasavu Sarees on our website. They come in numerous designs and coloured zaris. Add these humble and beautiful sarees to your traditional attire collection now.