The Kanchipuram, or Kanchi, is woven in the temple city of Kanchipuram near Chennai. It is characterized by being woven with the murukku-pattu yarn — twisted yarn, to produce heavier weft and warp yarns. The brilliant contrast borders with zari or silk thread are matched by the same coloured pallu.

The borders are interlocked with the body in the korvai technique, and the pallu is woven by laying the contrasting warp (of the pallu) next to each warp of the body by the laborious method of the pethni, perfected in Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram with lotus motifs Glorious colours of contrast characterize the Kanchipuram