Chettinad cotton sarees, also known as the Kandaangi sarees are signature pieces crafted by the Devanga Chettiyars of Tamil Nadu. Because of the region they hail from, the fabric of these sarees is known for their ability to stay cool and absorbent, ideal for hot and humid temperatures.
The sarees are characterized by contrasting borders and uniquely intricate designs. Chettinad cotton sarees come in plain, stripes, and checks with simple striped pallus. Its individuality lies in the contrasts of colors brought out in stripe and check patterns.
A prized possession for most south Indian women, the charm of the Kandaangi sarees lies in its ethnic look. However, due to its versatility, the art is evolving to become more contemporary by giving the patterns a more modern look.