The Silver Capsule
From its origins in 1924 as a small business in the town of Tirunelveli in southern Tamil Nadu, RmKV has now become a multi-city retail company, known throughout south India for its elegant products and design innovations. Working directly with weavers from the Arni and Kanchipuram weaving clusters for several decades, RmKV has been a pioneer in the art of
experimental handloom silk-weaving techniques. This has resulted in saris such as the iconic Hamsa Damayanti design depicting the eponymous painting by Raja Ravi Varma, which
combines traditional Indian crafts with techniques gleaned from French tapestry weaving, and
which won the brand a National Award. Mastery over cutting-edge dyeing technology also
enabled RmKV to create a sari that features 50,000 distinct colours, a design that remains a firm
favourite among customers.