Dharmavaram, a small village in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, is a rich cluster of handlooms. Amongst the silk sarees weaves here the Dharmavaram silk sarees are most famous. Praised for solid colour borders with contrast pallu woven with brocaded gold patterns, these sarees are used as wedding saris.
Woven with tussar silk, Dharmavaram also produces simpler patterns for every day use have the specialty of being woven in two colours which give an effect of muted double shades accentuated by the solid colour border and pallu. Though the Dharmavaram sarees are some what similar to Kanchipuram sarees of Tamilnadu, yet the muted colours, the double shades create a total different effect and often used to make Classical dance dress which give a great appeal on stage for dance performers.
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