The most graceful of outfits, a well-draped sari complements any form and figure, making it the preferred attire of Indians both at home and abroad. Secure in its six yards, one can never go wrong whatever the dress code — be it a casual soiree or a formal occasion. Sunory Dutt lists Andhra Pradesh’s various interpretations of woven magic.
The fine-spun saris in cotton and silk have simple woven gold borders with richly brocaded pallus depicting simple geometric designs or motifs.
Its broad brocade borders make it the sari of choice for weddings and other ceremonial occasions. Quite similar to kanjeevaram saris, its muted colours and double shades offer a slight variation.
These saris feature fine self-checked cotton or silk bodies woven separately and later interlocked with pure silk borders and a pallu depicting distinctive patterns influenced by the stone and wood carvings of Gadwal.
The saris are woven by means of an interlocking technique whereby each thread is interlocked to form unique designs for the body, border and pallu.
They feature narrow fine threadwork borders with pallus ranging from simple stripes to sparse butas. The sari bodies are plain or checked, with or without butas. Apparently they’re well suited for dancing owing to their texture and translucency.
Vibrant hued cotton saris with micro checks or stripes on the body and a dense zari or Nizam border create a beautiful drape.
Unique silk and cotton saris created adopting the ikkat process of weaving and the tie-and-dye method to create yarns woven into geometric designs.
The patti borders of these saris simulate a basket weave. Pallus are woven in contrasting colours matching the border with golden threads for a rich yet lightweight effect.
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