Traditionally Chettinad saree was woven in Karaikudi and Chettinadu areas which is located at 57 Kms away from Sivagangai District Headquarters. Chettinad cotton saree is relatively thicker. These sarees usually comes in striking colours that are achieved through a deft combination of stripes, checks and colour contrasts.
Chettinad Cotton sarees are normally woven with 60s Cotton warp and 60s Cotton weft. Chettinad sarees are woven with pit looms and fly shuttle weaving technique.