Kerala Kasavu saree: The true essence of Kerala's rich culture and women’s secret to beauty

India is a country with cultural diversity and each state is known for its uniqueness. Kerala stands out for its traditional Kerala Kasavu saree. These sarees are very attractive and known for its simple yet elegant appearance. It holds Kerala’s cultural legacy from ages and is mostly worn by Malayali women for events, pooja, temples, weddings and funerals. 

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Today not only women from the south but around India have accepted these sarees. If you are one among them and love these sarees, do Kerala Kasavu sarees online shopping from our site today. You can find an array of patterns and designs in the same, go check it out. 

What are Kerala Kasavu Saree and kasavu saree meaning?

The word Kasavu refers to the zari work that adorns the border of this saree. Kasavu is also the name of the fabric used in the manufacturing of this saree. However, the traditional Kerala Kasavu saree can also be worn as dhoti (by men) and it is called Kasavu mundu. 

Kasavu saree is typically a rich cotton handwoven saree worn by almost all the women from south India. The cream is the main color of this saree and the border is designed with a fine golden zari. The sarees come with cream and golden blouse pieces. 

Kerala Kasavu saree history

The history of these sarees dates back to the rule of Maharaja Balaramavarma and Ummini Thampi (his chief minister). They were the first people to introduce the handloom industry. After this revolution, the chief minister of Maharaja Balaramavarma brought the weavers from Tamil Nadu’s Nagercoil region and gave them a position of pride. These weavers were called Shaaliyars and weaved sarees from the cotton that was available in the market at the time. 

These hand woven sarees were earlier worn by the Travancore’s royal families only. Soon after, these handwoven sarees, Mundus and the weavers gained fame among the Portuguese and Dutch. They later exported these clothes in their shiploads, which led to the spread of this work to other places such as Chendamangalam and Koothampalli. 

After the invasion of Vasco da Gama, the trade of gold in exchange for spices led to the birth of Kasavu sarees. Back then, a huge amount of gold was dumped on the seashores of Kerala, which the weavers and upper-class people smartly used to weave on the Neriyathu (saree) and Mundu (dhoti). This type of saree is popularly known as the Kasavu across India now. However, it was earlier called Mundum Neriyathum. 

It is also believed that the origin of this attire is from the Buddhist era. During this era, this saree was segregated as Uttariya and Antariya. The cloth style of these sarees was inspired by the Graeco-Romans and was called Palmyrene. 

Making the Kasavu saree fabric requires plenty of hard work and dedication. Each handloom machine is separated using wooden shafts. The end wheel of the machine is linked to hundreds of delicate threads that will be woven into a fabric. Then the zari of gold is added to this fabric.

However, before adding this zari, the fabric is softened by soaking it into the water. Soaking also prevents the fabric from getting dirty. Any regular saree needs about 15 hours to complete and a hundred sets are produced every week in Kerala. 

Today, these sarees have become a trademark of Kerala and are worn by both women and men during important occasions. Also, South Indians wear Kasavu wedding saree during their auspicious wedding days too. Now you can find modernization in the sarees with different color zari, borders and designs. You can own these beautiful sarees too, all you have to do is buy Kasavu saree online from our site. 

How to experiment with your looks  

  • Wear Kasavu saree with a red blouse and nice traditional jewelry  
  • Pair the Kasavu saree with a black blouse and simple pearl chain
  • Kasavu saree with a blue blouse and a gold necklace looks elegant 
  • Kerala Kasavu Saree with a green blouse, green choker neckpiece and green earrings
  • Kerala Kasavu saree with an orange blouse and simple accessories look best for daily wear

Listed below are a few best Kerala Kasavu Saree for Women

Silver Kasavu Saree

Silver Kasavu Saree

Although white is a beautiful color, this silver Kasavu Kerala saree is no less. This finely woven cotton saree with appealing black, golden or silver borders looks flattering on any woman. Also, you get this Kasavu saree with a blouse attached to the pallu. You can also consider wearing this Kerala Kasavu saree for any wedding and be an attraction among all. Women who love silk can opt for Kerala Kasavu silk saree online shopping from our website. 

Designer Kasavu Sarees

Designer Kasavu Sarees

Want to own something designer and grab all the eyeballs at a function? Look no further than this stunning designer Kerala Kasavu saree. We sell many designer saree online at great prices, check out on our website. 

Onam Kasavu Saree

Onam Kasavu Saree

Weaved from pure cotton, this traditional white Onam Kasavu saree with colorful designs and pallu is a great festive wear. The border is generally gold in color and made of delicate and colorful designs. It is very renowned among the Malayali women and it is mostly worn during the Onam festival.

Tissue Kasavu Saree

Tissue Kasavu Saree

Depicting the famous and most preferred golden pallu, this pure tissue Kasavu saree collection listed on our site is one of a kind. The gold color pallu is intricately woven including a nice blend of different golden hues, which give this saree an exceptional look.

The body of the saree is elegant and plain where the pallu and blouse have fine detailing. You must have also come across plenty of Malayalam actresses in Kasavu saree. The traditional Kasavu saree with the silver border is also loved by women, check it out. 

Kasavu Silk Saree

Kasavu Silk Saree

Women have a pretty strong attraction for clothes made of silk. We are giving a wonderful opportunity to all the beautiful women out there to own this Kerala Kasavu saree in tissue silk. The attractive border, soft subtle colors and the perfect amount of sheen make this saree a must-have item.

We have listed a wide range of patterns that suit everyone’s taste. Get your hands on one and shop for Kasavu silk saree online from us today. You can get them at best deals, check for Kasavu silk saree price on our site. 

Cotton Kasavu Sarees

Cotton Kasavu Sarees

Available in a wide range of colors from white, golden and cream, this top quality Kasavu cotton sarees are a perfect buy. Choose the color you love and shop for this Kerala cotton Kasavu saree right away. 

Kalamkari Kasavu Saree

Kalamkari Kasavu Saree

Offered at a great price, this traditional Kasavu saree upgraded and refined with the intricate Kalamkari work takes beauty to a whole new level. This modern Kasavu saree offers the true essence of Kalamkari and south Kasavu work. Here is a nice chance for you to upgrade your closet by picking this saree. 

Printed Kasavu Saree

Printed Kasavu Saree

Do plain colors bore you? Try these wonderful printed handloom Kasavu sarees displayed on our site. The lively prints on white and cream color saree with a shiny gold border is unmissable. Grab this Kasavu printed saree online from our site right away. 

Blue Kasavu Saree

Blue Kasavu Saree

Apart from all these patterns, we also sell the blue-bordered Kasavukada sarees online. Ideal for regular wear, this saree with a nice blue border comes with a blue blouse and makes any lade look super stylish. 

Black Kasavu Saree

Black Kasavu Saree

Revealing the charm of its own, this black saree with rich golden border is ideal clothing to wear at any party or formal occasion. Also, this saree is lightweight and looks elegant on ladies of any age group.

No wonder, celebrities in Kerala love Kasavu saree and you can see them wearing it in their movies and other events. You should definitely buy Kerala Kasavu saree online from our website at discounted prices. 

Kasavu Mundu Saree

Kasavu Mundu Saree

Made of pure and high-quality cotton, this delicate handloom saree is one of the most attractive and finest Indian wear. The cream off color saree bordered with a shiny golden thread is lovely and can be worn as a traditional dhoti by men.

Widely worn by both Malayalee men and women, this handwoven saree can also be used as wedding attire. Check out these Kasavu saree photos and buy Kasavu saree for yourself. 

Golden Kasavu Saree

Golden Kasavu Saree

Do you want to look like Deepika Padukone from Chennai Express? Well, you can get that look by doing Kasavu saree online shopping from us. The design on this saree is very fine, which makes the golden color and the border pop.

If you want to give a modern twist to your outfit, pair this golden Kasavu saree with a Kalamkari blouse. You should definitely consider making Kasavu saree online purchase from our site.

Green Kasavu Saree

Green Kasavu Saree

Offering an elegant and royal look, this Kasavu saree with the green blouse is another favorite type of style that looks great on women. Further, this handwoven saree is made of top quality cotton and gives a perfect contrast of both light and dark colors.

The dark green border work done on this cream, white or golden color saree is immensely beautiful.

Red Kasavu Saree

Red Kasavu Saree

Women can never go wrong with red color. This traditional saree with a combination of golden borders done on red-n-white fabric is here for women who have a rich taste in choosing sarees. If you have a rich taste too you can buy this red Kerala Kasavu saree online from us today. 

Bridal Kasavu Saree

Bridal Kasavu Saree

Are you one of those girls who wish to dress up like one of those gorgeous south Indian actresses at her weddings? Well, this royal Kasavukada wedding sarees is your best pick.

All the artistic colors, designs, and borders of this bridal saree will transform you into a queen at your wedding. If not yours, you can also wear this Kasavu saree for the wedding of your siblings, best friends or other close ones. 

Kuthampully Kasavu Saree

Kuthampully Kasavu Saree

Handwoven by skilled weavers, this Kasavu saree made in the famous Kuthampully village is exclusively available on our site. The beauty, the work and the shine of this saree will surely make you own one. Make a move now and do Kasavu sarees online shopping right away. 

White Kasavu Saree

White Kasavu Saree

White Kerala Kasavu cotton saree is the key attire of women in the south and you can see every other woman wearing it. Listed on our site, this white saree with the classic golden border is bewitching. Further, it is a versatile color that looks great on everyone and can be worn on any occasion. 

Kasavu Pattu Saree

Kasavu Pattu Saree

Extremely attractive and decent, this Kerala Kasavu saree will surely enhance the beauty of any woman. The glamorous and intrinsic borders soaked in pure golden color give this saree a subtle shine. You can also have a look at the Kasavu saree images for a better understanding of the design and color. 

Kerala Kasavu Half Saree

Kerala Kasavu Half Saree

The Kasavu half saree can be worn like a lehenga with a nice flare at the bottom. Made of pure cotton, this cream saree with the gold border is one of a kind that looks simple yet elegant on women. Try this modern Kerala Kasavu half saree with a vibrant blouse to add a nice pop to the outfit. 

Simple Kasavu Saree

Simple Kasavu Saree

If you are looking for something to wear on a daily basis, these simple Kasavu sarees are your best bet. It is lightweight, breathable and most importantly easy to carry as well. They come in traditional cream and golden colors. 

Pink Kasavu Saree

Pink Kasavu Saree

Buy this beautiful pink and cream combination of Kasavu saree and grace any occasion in style. It comes with an elegant gold and pink border with a perfect matching blouse piece with it. The saree is mostly plain with fine designs on the pallu. 

Colour Kasavu Saree

Colour Kasavu Saree

Not only traditional Kasavu saree and cream but we also offer a nice collection of colorful Kasavus in case you are not a fan of off colors. Pick any color of your choice and be ready to grab people’s attention during occasions. 

Where else can you find Kasavu sarees

You can also buy this Kerala Kasavu saree in Bangalore at any famous saree shop. If you have ever visited Chennai, then you must know every other woman wears it on several occasions. You can buy these popular Kerala Kasavu saree in Chennai too. Kasavu saree Kochi is famous as well - Kochi is also a fine place to shop for these sarees. 

With the recent advancements in the fashion industry, the Kerala Kasavu saree has seen plenty of modernization for good. Our site has some of the exclusive sarees to meet the taste of every Indian woman.

So, are you a woman who loves to stay true to her roots? Well, these sarees are certainly your answer. Our collection is unique and fresh, which allows you to own and wear these handloom sarees with great elegance, charm, and pride. Pick one today.