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Marc the Gold and Silver Zari of your Silk Saree Using Hi-Tech Testing Machines

Mysore silk saree with golden zari worn by Kan...

There is one hi-tech programme of a nuclear research institute here that may not have figured in the much-debated India-US nuclear deal but is of great interest to housewives – literally worth its weight in gold.  Zari, or wire thread made of precious metals and woven into the intricate and stunning patterns on traditional saris, has gone hi-tech, thanks to a Tamil Nadu government project supported by the highly regarded Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) at Kalpakkam.

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Co-optex of Handloom Weavers’ of Tamilnadu

One of the places of Chennai where one can comfortably buy handloom fabric, silk sarees, furnishing materials, bed linen, kitchen linen and much more is Co-optex. It is a co-operative society of handloom weavers of Tamil Nadu. It has 211 retail stores all over India. It also exports hand loom products to several countries around the world successfully. In Chennai it has its main show room at Pantheon Road, Egmore. Egmore can be reached by train from all over South India, local trains reach Egmore from Tambaram and Beach railway stations. Local buses from almost all major areas reach Egmore.
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Authentic, Pure Silk Sarees Attested by The Silk Mark Organisation

The Kanchipuram Silk Sarees are famous across the globe. The glamour of the Kanchipuram silk sarees is in its colour contrasts. Temple borders, checks, stripes and floral (buttas) are traditional designs you will find in Kanchipuram sarees. In a genuine Kanchipuram Silk Sarees, body and border are woven separately and then interlocked together. The joint is woven so strongly that even if the sarees tears, the border will not detach.
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