The importance of Gadwal sarees in Andhra Pradesh

by Aarushi Reddy studant

In a small town of Andhra Pradesh, Gadwal sarees originated, and since then, they have spread throughout the world. They are known for their designs and fabrics mixed intricately. In Andhra Pradesh, these sarees have been vital in the growth of the textile industry.

The production of these sarees is now done at a large scale to meet their demand worldwide. These sarees were famous right from the beginning, and the hand-woven varieties of these sarees were the primary source of income for people of Andhra Pradesh.  In the 1930s, the commercialisation of saris made the use of spinning looms and other small manual machines more prominent.

The sarees are made of cotton and the borders with silk. The way these sarees are manufactured makes them adequate for each occasion. Gadwal sarees are woven with interlocked weft borders, and the designs are made with contrasting edges. These sarees are available in small, medium and large borders depending upon the choice of buyer. The golden zari work along the length of borders provides an exquisite touch to these sarees.

The weaving technique which is used in these sarees is called as the Kupadam. It is an interwoven weft technique, and similarly, the weaving style for the borders is called as Kumbam. They are made of pure silk in contrasting colours like lime green.

Like the Gadwal sarees, a dying technique which is used to name sarees is Ikkat. It is used to pattern textiles that employ resist dyeing on the yarns before dying and weaving the fabric. The ikkat pattu sarees have blurriness in them because of the extreme difficulty the weaver has lining up the dyed threads so that the pattern comes out entirely in the finished cloth.

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