Traditionally woven Kanchipuram saris are very heavy and soft with fine counts of silk. The weight of sari ranges from 750 grams to 1000 grams due to their rich counts. The gorgeous wide borders in contrast colors are very fascinating. Intricate border and pallu designs are so aesthetically embellished with beautiful motifs. Finer quality of Zari and silk is durable and enhances the life, richness and luster of sari.
The most popular motifs used in Kanchi saris are inspired by temples of Kanchipuram and around environment. Other motif patterns include flowers, natural leaves, fruits,
Mayilkan- the peacock's eye,
Rudraksham- Rudraksha beads, Swans, Parrot.
Mallinaggu – the jasmine motif scattered all over the body of sari.
The Ganga-Jamuni refers to two different colored borders in one sari. Checks and stripes are also included in the motifs.
Traditional products include saris and Pattu langas- skirts for teenage girls. The twisted three-ply threads and the extra Zari warp and weft patterning is used to create the final product. The contrast borders and pallus are achieved by Petni and Korvai technique.