Narayanpet Sarees are consist of the i) body, ii) pallu, and iii) the border; the minimum length of the pallu is 60cms. The length of the pure cotton saree would be 5.5 meters (without blouse), 6.20 meters (with attached blouse) or 8.25 meters (with attached blouse). The width would be 46 inches.
The length of the border through the entire length of the saree is between 3 to 5.5 inches, measured from the outer end of the saree to the inner end of the border. The border is present on both sides of the saree, running through the entire length of the body of the saree. This is a compulsory requirement for all the Narayanpet Sarees. There is no border in the pallu area. The border on both sides is of uniform size.
The pallu and border have zari work. The body of the saree has checks. This is a feature of these sarees. That apart no other design of flora or fauna or any other design/motif is woven. So the presence of checks and absence of any other design apart from checks, in the body of the Narayanpet Cotton Sarees is a unique feature. These sarees are worn by the womenfolk on traditional, ceremonial and religious occasions. They are very popular in the state of Maharashtra, where it is still considered auspicious to wear these sarees. These sarees are also offered to Goddesses.
The area of production of Narayanpet Sarees is restricted to Narayanpet Revenue division of Mehboobnagar District of the State of Andhra Pradesh in India.
UNIQUENESS OF NARAYANPET SAREES:
– The weaving of checks
Checks are weaved in the entire body of the saree. The size of the checks may be small or big, but the presence of checks is a compulsory feature in all Narayanpet cotton sarees.
– The compulsory border on both sides of the saree
There essentially is a border on both sides of the saree, running through the entire length of the body of the saree. There is no border in the pallu area. The size of the border on both sides is uniform.
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