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How to test the authenticity of the Kanchipuram saree?

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test the authenticity of the Kanchipuram saree

Who will not love the classiness of the Kanchipuram silk saree? But what if there are many fake products in the market. So these are to be tested to find if they are pure and not the fake stuff. As most people will likely buy the silk saree for the marriage. These are the best choice when choosing bridal sarees. There are some ways in which the authenticity of the product can be found.

The different test that is involved in finding the authenticity of the silk

  • Color palette
  • Feel
  • Luster
  • Ring test
  • Silk hallmark
  • Zari test
  • Weaving pattern
  • Rough raw edges
  • Three ply silk

Color palette:

The Kanchipuram silk saree which originally will have a striking combination of color. The contrast color between the body and the pallu of the saree is the first thing which can help in identifying if it is pure or not. Similar shades mean it is a duplicate product.


When touching the fabric it feels feathery and is very smooth. It is better to move the hand around the saree before purchasing the saree to feel the smoothness of it. If there is any rough patch in the body of the saree then it is clearly a fake product.


The Kanchipuram silk sarees special feature is its appearance is lustrous. When kept under a certain angle with the light then the saree will shine. If the saree has dull appeal then it is a fake saree. Its appearance is smooth and has a soft texture.

Ring test:

It is one of the easiest and an effective test. When the saree passes through the orifice of the ring easily then it is likely to be an original product. If it didn’t happen then it is a fake product.

Silk hallmark:

The pure silk is marked with the authentic silk hallmark by the central silk board of India. It is to certify the authenticity of the silk. For measuring the authenticity it is better to check the saree before buying it.

Zari test:

In the authentic silk saree the zari work is done by twisting the red silk thread with the silver thread which is dipped in the gold zari. So when touching it will give a reddish appearance. So with the reddish appearance it is the original product. When the fake product is scratched it gives a pink appearance.

Weaving pattern:

Wrap and weft textile pattern is used in the Kanchipuram silk which is handcrafted. It is best to turn the saree upside down when wanting to buy a saree and check the weaving pattern of the saree.

Rough raw edges:

The mulberry silk is used for the Kanchipuram silk. It is one of the softest silk. So when the person feels through the edges of the saree, if it has rough edges then it is a fake product. As the Kanchipuram silk will not have any roughness.

Three ply silk:

The real Kanchipuram silk will have three ply silk. So it is better to check whether the saree has two ply silk or three ply silk. If the saree does not have three ply silk then it is clearly not an original product. With this way it can easily be differentiated between the original and fake product.

 These are some of the ways by which the original Kanchipuram sarees can be identified.