What are the distinctive features of the Uppada Pattu saree?

by Aarushi Reddy studant

Sarees are a staple clothing for women in the Indian subcontinent. It consists of a drape varying from 4.5 m to 8 m in length and 60 cm to 1.20 m in breadth. There are many ways to wear a saree with the most common being the Nivi style originated in Andhra Pradesh. 

The history of saree can be traced back to the Indus valley civilisation. Cotton was first woven and used in the Indian sub-continent around the 5th BC whereas Silk was created around the 2450 BC to 2000 BC. The international image of saree is popularised by what is regularly seen in the showbiz. However, there is a unique saree style in each region of the Indian subcontinent.

Among Southern styles of sarees, there are two which are quite popular. First is the Uppada saree, which gets woven in Uppada of East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. The sarees are known for their light weight and ease of wearing.

The jamdani style of weaving is around three centuries old and originated in Bangladesh. The weavers came from Bangladesh and settled in Uppada. An Uppada pattu takes about 10 to 60 days with 2-3 weavers spending 10 hours each a day. It reflects the amount of work that done by artisans to craft the costume for women with perfection. The Uppada Pattu Sarees wholesale market has skyrocketed with increasing demand for the products in India.  

The second type is the Gadwal sarees. This is the traditional saree made in Gadwal, Mahbubnagar, India. Gadwal sarees are famous for their zari, and they are made of silk. They have attached silk border and silk pallow. The vibrant colours of these sarees are what attract women towards them. The unique feature of Gadwal sarees are the enchanting colours which are used in them.

The price of Gadwal sarees wholesale products starts from around Rs 7000. is an online shopping portal to buy traditional wedding wear. They have collections of new pattu sarees and is popular among women of all ages. Visit to get your hands on a brand-new silk saree.

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