Kankatala is a retail store with more than seven decades history. The brand has not only gained popularity but the trust of millions of customers from all over the world. Right now Kankatala is one of the top Retail outlet which showcases Exclusive Kanjeevaram Sarees, Salwars, Pawadas & Ghagras for Women. The brand is in the process of creating it’s online store which will be launched soon.
Here are Exquisite collection by Kankatala of Royal Sarees inspired by the Queens of Andhra:
Draped in dual shades of turquoise blue and green with the timeless checks. For the one whose noble gesture has been mending a lot of lives till date, an educationist for the Queen’s collection.
Maharani Adi Laxmi Devamma – Gadwal’s identity
Gadwal Samsthanam – 20th Century
Draped in a rich pink kanchi-pattu saree with heavy zari work. Pink denotes a sense of sophistication, benevolence, and calmness. Perfect for a brave warrior who had a good head on her shoulders. The saree is richly woven with the royal peacock and elephants, motifs inspired by the inscriptions on the temples. Elephants denote her strength and peacock her grace. Truly a Queen’s collection.
Rani Akkadevi – Gunadabedangi (Beauty of virtues)
The Bhairavi (Courageous warrior)
Chalukya Dynasty – 11th Century
Draped in the classic Banarasi – a weave older than history and tradition, with heavy antique zari work. Royal blue for the blue-blooded princess. Flowers have always been a wonderful tribute to the woman and their beauty, been an expression of love and as a symbolic offering to the deities. Floral motifs echo positivity and purity reflected very frequently on a lot of Banarasi weaves. Classic beauty for the classic Queen’s collection.
Rani Bhagmati – The Mystic Queen of Hyderabad
Qutb Shahi Dynasty of Golkonda – 16th Century
Draped in a humble khadi with rich Jamdani work edged with rich khadi border in gold reflects her simplicity and grace. The floral Jamdani was chosen to reflect the nature and beauty.
Rani Chandramani Devi
The Noble Queen of Visakhapatanam
Chemudu dynasty – 1906-1957
Nayakuralu Nagamma – The Stateswoman
Palanadu, Guntur – 12th Century
A majestic kanchi-pattu in rich red adorned with the royal animals in red. Animals used in warfare like the horse and the elephants are a regular feature in kanchi pattu weaves. Another common feature being the noble peacock which was always seen as a guardian of the royalty. The zamindari border in gold tissue was a status symbol worn only by the royal lineage.
Rani Rudramma Devi
The Queen ahead of her times – Kakatiya’s pride
Kakatiya Dynasty – 13th Century
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Kankatala Stores Location:
1) Opposite TSR Complex Station road, V Square, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 530016
2) Shop No. 28-4-6, K G H UP Rd, Near Jagadamba Circle, Jagadamba Junction, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 530013
3) 42,40-1-42, MG Road, Near Hotel Fortune Murali, Sriram Nagar, Labbipet, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, 520010
4) 10-01-10,Korada Complex, Pushkar Ghat Road, Mangalavaripeta, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, 533101