Kancheepuram Silk sarees are characterized by a gold-dipped silver thread that is woven on the premium quality silk. These sarees are also known for their durability, heaviness and high cost because of Zari's work. The heavier is the silk and Zari; the better is considered the quality. Kancheepuram / Kanjeevaram Saree is a GI protected product of India. As per Geographical Indication (GI) label, a Kancheepuram saree should have 57 percent silver and 0.6 percent gold in zari.