One of the most well-known South Indian sarees, with its origin in Tamil Nadu, is the Konrad silk saree. It is distinguished by the border, which is decorated with various patterns. The borders are 10–14 cm wide, plain-colored, and have thin bands of extra warp patterning. In some regions, they are also quite popular as sarees worn at temples.
Wide borders with elaborate designs or motifs of natural elements, like flowers, vines, and creepers, as well as animal and bird motifs like peacocks, elephants, parrots, double-headed eagles, etc., set these sarees apart from ordinary silk fabrics. Konrad silks are incredibly shiny, yet they are not as hefty as other silk sarees.