Mangalagiri Handlooms are crisp-finish fabrics of cotton, cotton-silk or mercerized cotton, known for their heavy gold thread embroidery or Zari borders, Nizam designs and striking colour combinations. Mangalagiriis known for its good count quality weaves and fine handloom cottons.
This is precisely what one would say about the Pochampally saree, a fabric that traditionally evolved as one of the finest handloom offerings of South India.
Who has not heard of Pochampally? A small village in Nalgonda District, Telangana, from where Vinobha Bhave had started his Bhoodan Movement across India. Today it is the home to some of the finest fabrics in silk and cotton, in both single and double ikat. The latter variety especially is a specialty weave of Pochampally that involves effort and intricacies to ultimately yield unique and classy outcomes.
Ikat, or Ikkat, is a dyeing technique wherein dye resistant bindings or substances resisting dye penetration are applied over cloth yarn fibres in pre-determined patterns and then the threads are dyed.…
Handloom Policies & Research
Telangana was formed on 2nd June, 2014. United Andhra Pradesh had always been considered as a major region for one of the finest handloom weaves in the country and after the bifurcation occurred, some of the handloom hubs came to the Telangana lot, the others going the new Andhra Pradesh state’s way.
D.Rama Naidu or Daggubati Rama Naidu, father of film star Venkatesh, his brother Suresh Babu of Suresh Studios, one of the largest production houses of India, and their sister Lakshmi, is no more. A giant of the times, this veteran movie producer was one of the solid pillars of the Telugu film industry and contributor to the making of many good films in other languages also.