Gadwal Handlooms – the ‘ethnic-weave’ magic from Unnati Silks

unm13259_b2The Gadwal art form viewed in the fine ethnic creations of base cotton and zari border sarees from Unnati Silks, is its tribute to upholding the tradition of hand woven fabrics despite the fast engulfing machine-made spins of the modern age.

While the base of the Gadwal saree is cotton, there is a loosely attached silk border and the fabric is traditionally woven in the interlocked-weft technique, called Kupadam or Kuttu. Most of the Gadwal sarees have a rich border, a different pallu and gold or silver zari brocades. Hand crafted designs on pure gadwal cotton have traditional colours for these sarees as earth shades of brown, grey, and off-white.

The Gadwal variation in Kotha Kota Silk is also a masterpiece, the base being woven in Silk but with a contrasting border and pallu. Mythical carvings, floral designs and other exquisite designs adorn the border, while the pallu is made of heavy rich zari, which together heighten the elegance of the wearer.

unm13256Of late the block printed Gadwal handloom cotton sari having intricate silk or golden zari border and elegant pallu, a combination of cotton and silk, is an image-booster for corporate offices, or a welcome change during festivals, traditional meetings and inaugural functions.

Unnati Silks, Hyderabad, is amongst a handful of outlets for the Gadwal Handlooms Range of Sarees in the country. Dispatches made are within 24 hours of the order being placed, online or offline at shops., the largest ethnic online shopping website for sarees and salwar kameez materials, is known for ensuring the trueness of the product that is to be delivered.

For domestic buyers and international buyers, orders are shipped through registered courier companies as FEDEX. International buyers from most Asian countries, US, UK, Australia and other nations have evinced a keen interest by placing sizeable orders for this ethnic- weave magic.

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