What are the distinctive features in the Uppada Pattu sarees?

by Aarushi Reddy studant

Saree is an essential clothing item for the women in Indian sub-continent. In some parts, it is also the most worn with it being called a symbol of grace. The word saree is derived from a Sanskrit word which translates to strip of cloth. The origin of Saree is traced back to Indus valley civilisation.

The manufacturing of Saree is done differently in each region of the country. There are five styles for weaving a saree- Central, Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western. Silk is a standard material used in the manufacturing of sarees in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh. Uppada silk is a name given to the sarees manufactured in the small beach town of Uppada in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

Uppada pattu sarees wholesale manufacturing is done with the help of cotton warp and using non-mechanical techniques. The Uppada silk sarees are defined by the length and breadth of the threads used in the sarees. A distinctive feature of these sarees is the zari work done in them.

To manufacture Uppada silk jamdani weaving technique is used. It involves two weavers working on a single loom and weaving delicate and beautiful designs on the fabric of zari work. The jamdani process is complicated to recreate and to familiarise the weavers with the intricate skills took lots of time. Though with time they have become accustomed to the whole weaving process. Uppada sarees are available in the price bracket of Rs 5000 to 20000.

There is another kind of saree which is manufactured in the Gadwal region of India. Gadwal sarees are known for the zari work which is done on them. These sarees feature a beautiful cotton field which is weaved separately and later interlocked. Gadwal saree wholesale borders and pallu are made from pure silk. 

Jyothisareemandir is an online portal to shop for new pattu sarees. They are a destination for women of all ages and combines Indian art, traditional fabrics and craftsmanship. To shop for new pattu sarees, visit

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