Gadwal Sarees

Gadwal sari is a handcrafted woven sari style in Gadwal of Mahbubnagar district in the Indian state of Telangana. It was registered as one of the geographical indication from Telangana by Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. They are most notable for the Zari on the saris.
The sari consists of cotton body with silk pallu which is also given a new name as Sico saris. The weavers design in such a way that it can be folded and fits in a matchbox.
Gadwal is known for its handloom jari chiras (Gadwal sarees). The local weavers can weave the 5.5 meters of saree fabric in such a way that it can be folded down to the size of a small match box. Gadwal sarees have been worn since the 1930s, The Oldest Shop in Hyderabad that still preserves the traditionals wear by the Founder Mr. Ratan Babu Rao called Gadwal Handloom Centre ,situtated at Abids, Hyderabad There are cotton sarees with an attached silk border and silk pallow. For Lord Venkateswara TTD Brahmotsavam starts with Gadwal weaved Gadwal chira by every year.

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