Traditional Konrad Sarees of South India


Konrad Saree is a popular outfit for women in South India. The sari was originated in Tamil Nadu and then spread throughout the country. The costume gained impeccable popularity because of its stunning fabric. Konrad saree is also called as Mubbhagam Saree or Temple Saree as this hand-woven sari is costly. Initially these saris were designed for the temple goodness. The main attention grabbing aspect of these sarees is their well-crafted and designed border with beautiful motifs of animals and natural elements. Fabric for the sari is also selected after a complete search. The main motive is to make the sari look exclusive. The motifs used in these sarees are of flowers, birds and animals. Another remarkable characteristic of these sarees is their unique appearance. Made of silk the Konrad sari is durable and retains its shine for long time.

How Konrad Saree Is Designed?

In order to produce Konrad sari essential fabrics are collection. The borders of saris are beautified with zari work and exclusive designs. These saris have wide borders between 10 to 40 centimeters. Konrad saree comprises woven commonly in strips or checks. This is called as Pettu or Kampri stripe. The interlocked-weft method is employed to design the sari.

Area Wise Konrad Sarees:

Konrad sarees are mostly designed in the eastern parts of Tamil Nadu such as Thanjavur, Kanchipuram, Madras, Salem, Kumbakonam and Arni. The origin of Konrad sarees was happned in Arni. However, these days other areas of South India like Thanjavur or Kumbakonam have become the most production centers of Konrad sarees.

Konrad saree is adorned with silk but its appearance distinguishes it from other sarees. The south Indian saree occupied its high rank due to its stunning weaving method and stunning designs.