these are woven ? :
The yarn for the wrap and the weft is stretched on warping
blocks in the form of quarter circle. They consist of one strong peg, connected
with a circular segment of a wooden plank, studded with about 35 pegs at
regular intervals. The thread - warp as well as weft - is stretched on it and
divided into a number of sets. Later the designs are tied in the sets, while
the yarn is held on the warping block. For dyeing the yarn is taken off, but
when dry, it is again stretched, partly opened and tied again for dyeing, a
process which can be repeated several times. The red and brown shades, between
white and black, are achieved using alizarin dyes. For this the cloth is first
soaked in a mixture of castor oil and alkaline earth, then dried, again soaked,
dipped in alizarin paste and finally boiled till it becomes red. For the brown
shades, iron splinters are added to the color. Black color is produced by
dissolving iron splinters in vinegar. Modern ikkats of Andhra Pradesh, which
are simple and use at the most three colors and surely geometrical designs, are
of good quality and sell competitively, but there are some experts who feel
that they never attain the technical perfection of other ikkats of say Orissa
or Gujarat as they feel that the weavers of Andhra Pradesh usually make them
with the aim of saving time and material and thereby compromise on quality.
Gadwal Silk Cottom / Cotton:
Sarees from Gadwal have an elegance and grace all its own.
Available in cottons and silks, these Sarees can easily be adapted to the
Venkatgiri Silk Cotton / Cotton:
Venkatgiri Sarees blend the simplicity of cotton with the
ornamental zari butas. Again, these Sarees are elegant with their unique charm.
This center is known for ornately designed silk Sarees heavily
decorated with gold zari borders. Located in the Anantapur district of Andhra
Pradesh, Dharmavaram Sarees are a must-have in the women's wardrobes. During
weddings and festive occasions, the vibrant Sarees in contrasting colors add
the much needed gaiety.
Bandar Petu Art Silk:
These Sarees have dobby borders.
Mutyampet Tie & Dye
Rajahmundry Tie & Dye
Tie & Dye silk, Ikat
Tie & Dye mercerized, Pochampally
Tie & Dye cotton, Pochampally
Gollabhama Border Sarees
Tie & Dye Kathan Silk
These are blended polycotton Sarees. The
designs on its border and pallav are made by Jacard (hence the name) machine
which is primarily used for printing fabric designs.
These Sarees are named after its border.
This Saree is named after its pallav which is adorned with hand-made butas.