Nalli – silk and kanchipuram sarees
An icon of South India, Nalli has become synonymous with silk and kanchipuram sarees. Nalli was established in the year 1928 and has been a leader in the textile and retail business for over 85 years.
Nalli’s has always been associated with high-quality saris. Owner N.D. Balu says that they also carry a wide range of children’s clothes.
He says that Malaysians believe in splurging and looking good. The trend now, he notices, is clothes made of lighter silk, georgette, cotton, organza and chiffon.
There are variations in these materials as well – the georgettes come with jari (gold thread) borders, shibori (tie and dye) and Swarovski crystals.
There’s a sari to suit every budget here. The valkallam cottons cost RM125, while a chiffon-crepe sari with jari costs RM165. Of course, there are also saris that run into thousands of ringgit.
Men’s sherwanis (traditional top, pants and scarf ) come in different fabrics with zardosiwork and stones, and cost RM245. A new, more expensive line made from chanderi silk, comes with embroidery and stone work too.
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