Monday, February 21, 2011

Gadwal Saree

The Gadwal sarees, characteristic of the marvelous textile-crafts of Andhra Pradesh, demonstrate a fine blend of ethnicity and modern designing concepts.
The production site of Gadwal saree is Gadwal, a small town, situated a distance of 150 km, from Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh.

The salient feature of Gadwal saree is the body constituted with fine cotton, and the borders and the pallu (the tail edge of the saree) made of pure silk.
The traditional technique of weaving the Gadwal saree, involves, an interlocked woof art, known as Kupadam. Hence gadwal's local name is Kudapam saree.

The fabric of the silk borders is composed of tussar or mulberry silk. The cotton body these days have resplendent shades, embellished often with silk checks. This fabulous mix of silk and cotton makes for the recent trend of sico sarees, 50% cotton and 50% silk. Gadwals woven from pure silk is there, but not as popular as the Sico. They are the sarees of expensive range.
The brocaded designs woven into the Gadwal sarees represent south Indian Cultural patterns. The motifs of the murrugan, i.e., peacock and the rudraksh rule as the favorite.
The silk used for the making of Gadwal saree, is Bangalor, while the real Zari, gold and silver thread which are interleaved into the base material to give an ornate look, is brought from Surat.
The ravishing outlook of gadwal saree, has attributed to the immense popularity of the textile in Andhra Pradesh, not only, but in other regions, also. Thus people from all over India, and buyers, from foreign countries, harbour a tremendous fascination for gadwal sarees.


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