The Arani silk saree and other sarees from Tamil Nadu are the carriers of the historic Saurashtran legacy. While they have preserved their religious roots, their integration with the Tamil community is deep and complete. The Arni silk saree is a bright, colourful rich silk saree. The arani silks still maintain the multi hued quality, heavily addicted to bright colours, gold zari work and typical motifs. It also however has its own unique most unique feature of the arni silk saree, is its interlocking border – the ‘korvai’ and the contrast pallu. Arni silks are embellished with checks pattern or the ‘kottadis’. Now checks and stripes are a traditional design pattern and can be found on any arani silk adorable quality of arani silks is perhaps what makes it so endearing. What makes these two ornamental silk sarees of the south apart are that the arani pattu saree is light weight, while kanjeevaram is lustrous and heavy.