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Cotton Jamdani Venkatagiri Weaving of Andhra Pradesh

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Cotton Jamdani Venkatagiri Weaving of Andhra Pradesh

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Venkatagiri saris are woven with locally made jalas and are among the best examples of the jacquard weave. The weaving is fine and the body of the sari is in sheer cotton, ornamented with gold motifs like dots, coins, leaves, parrots, or simple geometric designs.

This saree is woven in the small town  Venkatagiri, situated about 60 km away from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. It is woven with fine 100’s cotton yarns in both the warp and weft. Zari is used for the pallu and border. Jacquards are used to weave the extra weft designs.  Generally, soft and pastel colours are used in the sarees. They are woven on a traditional fly shuttle pit looms. Their speciality lies in the sizing of the warp and weft yarns.

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