Sarangi celebrates the spirit of the Kanjivaram with a range of saris that are elegant, beautiful and always special. Never blatanly modern, each sari is designed keeping the aesthetics and sensibility of The Kanjivaram in mind.
Sarangi is a recipient of Assocham-IMC Women Heritage Award 2010, for its role in promotion of the Kanjivaram. The award was presented by Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Government of India, and Smt. Swati Piramal, President, ASSOCHAM on 23 February, 2010 at a ceremony held at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. The awards were instituted by ASSOCHAM to applaud the efforts of women entrepreneurs.
The name Sarangi is inspired by the Indian musical instrument of the same name, whose sound is as expressive and evocative as a hundred colours. The word sarangi is derived from two Hindi words: sau (meaning “hundred”) and rang (meaning “colour”).
The Kanjivaram – arguably the queen of silks – reigns supreme as the most versatile, breathable, durable, and exquisitely comfortable sari known to the world. It is a natural insulator and possesses the unique ability to draw moisture away from your skin. It is a sophisticated masterpiece of technique and skill that has evolved over centuries. Blessed by the unique confluence of history, geography and culture of Kanchipuram, the city of a thousand temples, the master weavers of this land elevated the handwoven silk sari to high art.
To own a Kanjivaram is to know that each sari is so different and so special that no two can ever be exactly alike. To wrap yourself in the luxury of a Kanjivaram is to know that somebody’s complete attention was on that weaving for many days. To experience the magic of a Kanjivaram is to know that you are wearing a sari that is at once smart, stylish, sensual and classic.