The Chettinad sarees are so named after the town in which they have been produced for many years. This town is located in southern Tamil Nadu and a majority of the population there belongs to the Chettiar community. Chettinad sarees have been worn by them for many centuries and therefore these saris have a very long and detailed history behind them. Chettinad cotton sarees are distinguished by their fine, woven look which is quite rare in cotton garments. The complex methods of weaving used to make Chettinad sarees creates a very shimmering, supple look for the cotton fabric, making them both comfortable and formal.