Here's how your grandma's Kanjieevaram is made.

Kanjeevaram is always more than just a saree, it is a family heirloom passed down to you from your mother, which was passed down to her by her mother. It has never happened that a Kanjeevaram has traveled alone. Along with every saree that is passed down, travels love, affection and the experience of ages. Every girl waits to inherit it and treasures it like the Kohinoor once she has it, takes proper care and waits to start her own family to pass it down to.

Origin 

Kanchipuram sarees are a blessing of Sage Markand who was a weaver of Gods capable of building tissue out of lotus fiber. Kanchi silk weavers are his descendants.