Saturday, July 19, 2014

WORLD MOST EXPENSIVE INDIAN SILK SAREE

How often have you come across a Rs. 40 lakh Silk Saree?

Navratna stones and gold embroidery – The Chennai Silks used all that and more to weave the 'Vivaah Patu', the most expensive Indian silk sari in the world sold at Rs. 3,931,627, and entered the Guinness World Records in 2008.

The exceptionally stunning saree Named 'Vivaah Patu' is meticulously woven with 12 precious stones and metals to depict 11 of Raja Ravi Verma's popular paintings and it was designed by the director of Chennai Silks, Sivalingam.

"The silk sari is made up of Navratna stones like diamond, emerald, ruby, yellow sapphire, sapphire, topaz, pearl, cat's eye and coral. It also has embroidered in metals such as gold, platinum and silver,"
Explicitly projected is 'Lady Musicians' Besides, the border of the saree pictures 10 other paintings of the artist that pays tribute to 20th century artist. The best part of the saree being that the women in the paintings are intricately hand-woven and beautified with jewels.

The sari was hand woven using double warp by 36 workers at Chennai Silks mill in Kancheepuram. It weighs 8kg and was completed in 12 months

Chennai Silks completed the first such sari Nov 26, 2007 and sold for a record 3,931,627 rupees ($100,021; £50,679) on 5 January 2008 to a Bangalore-based businessman, who bought the sari on the occasion of his 10th wedding anniversary.

A year later, a Kuwait-based businessman approached them for Vivaah Patu, which he bought for Rs.40 lakh. The sari was produced using 7,440 jacquard hooks used for interlacing design and 66,700 cards used for punching design with the help of CAD software.


Guiness World Record Link - 
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-5000/most-expensive-sari/

I don’t claim the information to be my own. The information is compiled from different sources

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