Enchanting Venkatagiri Handloom Hub In India

Published: 16th June 2011
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The main aspect is that Indian fashion is known for its rich and diverse heritage, where each province has its own traditional apparel. Indian fashion designers tweak these various trends in the most innovative ways and give them an indo-western touch. Indian types of saree varied from state to state and every state has different style and importance in its own way to attain unique saree as per their tradition.

In such a way every state has its unique process to weave different types of sarees. Thus in this article I want to explain one place Venkatagiri, which is the Indian Institute of Handloom Technology has its base in Venkatagiri is some indication of the importance of the town in the field of weaving, with unique weaving technique.

Venkatagiri is a small village in Nellore district in the state of Andhra Pradesh is famous for the cotton handloom sarees. It has got its own unique weaving excellence and one need not compare with any other technique whether it is hand woven or machine made. The Venkatagiri Handloom Sarees Apex Society members were asked to ensure that every production unit in the town maintains quality standards for the saris. They have mentioned that master weavers can identify flaws in the sarees just by touching them. For More (http://www.unnatisilks.com/venkatagiri-weavrsworld.aspx)

Venkatagiri is also popular for its Historical temples such as Venkatagiri Durgam, Malleshwara Kona, Narasimha swamy konda, Jonnavada Kamakshi Ammavari temple, Ayyappa Temple, Sri Ranganatha swamy Temple (Nellore), located on the banks of the Penna River.

The most important aspect in the process of mixing of colours to get a colour full saree which will give unique and durable colour to the fabric is known as Dyeing of Fabric. Process of dyeing technique varies from place to place. In venkatagiri, dyeing of a fabric is quiet is unique compare to other dyeing process. For More (http://www.unnatisilks.com/venkatagiri-weavrsworld_dyeing.aspx)

The handlooms in venkatagiri are famous for its softness and durability. The looms used in venkatagiri are pitlooms. Pit looms are looms which are fixed in the ground level and there will be a pit in which looms peddle will be placed and the weaver will sit on the floor and use his hands and legs to weave. Venkatagiri weavers main concern has always been to come up with creative and trendy designs, at the same time to use traditional Indian printing methods. For More (http://www.unnatisilks.com/venkatagiri-weavrsworld_weaving.aspx).

The weavers are into this profession traditionally. None of the weavers are trained but they have acquired this unique skill hereditarily from their ancestors. The art of weaving is passed on by way of vision and practice. There are no theoretical explanations or training for weaving. But unfortunately due to the low wages the traditional weavers are opting out of this industry. New generation is not interested in this profession due to the low wages prevailing in the industry. Since Venkatagiri looms are pit looms, during rainy season the looms are closed due to the rain water getting clogged in the ground. For More (http://www.unnatisilks.com/venkatagiri-weavrsworld_weaving.aspx)

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