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The pioneers of Narayanpet silk were weavers in the time of Chatrapati Shivaji in 1630 AD who settled in a village of the same name in Andhra Pradesh. They often mount silk for up to eight sarees per loom and work on them as a community. Each saree can take up to five days to make. The extremities of weather influence the design and creation of sarees woven with this fabric, giving birth to comfortable garb that is, at the same time, beautiful to the eyes.
The signature design of Narayanpet silk sarees involves a border and pallu that contrast with the colours on the body of the saree. Small geometrical motifs along the borders, embroidered in zari often glint through the delicate folds of the fabric, enhancing its appeal. Paired with the nuances of the sarees’ design, their lightness, durability and easy maintenance serves to make them an instant favourite to wear for a variety of occasions- including auspicious events, formal functions and cocktail parties.