Legacy brand Kankatala Sarees, known as the Queen of Sarees handpicks Fusion Lehengas Edition for the first time in 78 years. The edition features one-of-a-kind Lehenga Choli and Dupatta sets where each unique outfit embodies handloom fabrics from various handloom clusters of India including Paithani, Kanchipuram, Bandhani, and more.
The edition is an artistic expression of Indian weavers where the diversity of India's rich culture is celebrated harmoniously. The amalgamation of three unique handloom techniques from three different states blends into a wearable wonder to form an uncommon phenomenon.
A rare sighting where flavors from many states come together to form one outfit is a story in itself and a must-have for a handloom connoisseurs trousseau. The brand has been working with 50 major weaving clusters of India including Paithani from Maharashtra, Patan Patola from Gujarat, Chikankari from Lucknow, and Kanchipuram from Tamil Nadu, and their weavers, too, are associated with them for 3 generations.
The Collection comprises twenty-five lehengas where some capture the elements of Bandhani work blended with Banarasi, some feature age-old Patan Patola motif adorned with Chikankari dupatta, some accentuate Kanchipuram body with Paithani motifs on dupatta. All these Fusion lehengas are woven in real gold zari and range from 1.5 Lakhs to 6 Lakhs. These one-of-the-kind lehengas are not just a piece of fabric, they are a promise by weaver artisans that they have kept preserving their ancestor's meticulous weaving techniques.
Kankatala is one of the oldest saree brands in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana and has represented the age-old weaving techniques for more than 78 years. The brand has spent 3 generations representing authentic handlooms in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. Their journey started in 1942, in the lanes of Vizag where the founder, Shri Appalaraju Kankatala sold handloom sarees on a bicycle. From the modest lanes of Vizag to the Capital of India,
the 78 years’ journey has been marvelous. For three generations, they have been representing Indian Handlooms to the Indian diaspora. The brand has always been known for pioneering trends in its market and has been growing steadily.
These statement lehengas are ideal for the Brides as well as Queens of Kankatala for this wedding season. The lehengas represent the modern Indian women of today who herself brings with her various facets and likes to express her rich cultural heritage with Indian handlooms.