Kandaangi or Chettinad cotton saree is the traditional sari of the Chettinad region in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. It is characterised by its silk-like texture, contrasting border and body colours with intricate designs along the border. It has unique pattern with bold checks, stripes and contrasting hues that reflects dramatic and spontaneous use of colours. These sarees are already popular in few North Indian states of India and are also popular in other countries such as Singapore and Malaysia. In 2016, the government had bestowed the Indian Handloom Brand tag on Chettinad cotton saris for its unique designs and identity.
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