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Stylish finely woven cotton fabric used in saree-weaving. Product of Kancheepuram in Tamilnadu, a city more widely kown for its spectacular silk sarees.

Usage

"Lovley saree. From cooptex?"
"Oh, no. This is straight from my special saree coop in Kancheepuram."
"A genuine Kanchi cotton. Must have cost a packet."
Added 2012-05-09 by oldathai