THIRUBUVANAM SILK SAREES
Thirubuvanam is a panchayat town in Thanjavur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The place is known the world over for its Kampaheswarar Temple. The Thirubuvanam silk Sarees, known for its intricate border and pallu designs, measures about 18feet in length & 4feet in breadth with one side border. The specialty of the saree is that failure silk is used for both warp and weft resulting in high quality, shining, uniformity and luster, known as a traditional wedding saree of medium weight with motifs, body & border woven in the same single warp, its pallu is woven continuously on the loom. The weaving technique used in the making of the saree is called Porai Ilupu, which distinguishes it from the Pitni work of Kancheepuram silk saree. Another uniqueness of the silk saree is its Visir Madippu- A pattern of folding that looks like a hand-held palm fan.