The legend says that the weavers left behind by Chattrapati Shivaji upon camping in the region paved way for the Traditional, Ceremonial and Auspicious Narayanpet Sarees.
The Narayanpet Sarees are woven with cotton or silk yarn. Both the warp and weft yarn is either cotton or silk yarn or a mix of them. In cases where they are mixed, the warp is pure silk yarn and the weft is pure cotton yarn. The cotton used is of 80s count.
The Narayanpet Saree consists of the i) body, ii) pallu, and iii) the border. In all the sarees i.e. either cotton, silk, or mix of these two, the minimum length of the pallu is 60cms.
In these sarees no other design of flora or fauna or any other design/motif is woven. The temple design in the border is yet another unique feature which is present in all silk sarees. The presence of temple border is not compulsory for cotton sarees. The presence of arrow heads in the pallu in silk sarees is another unique feature, though not present in cotton sarees.
The Narayanpet Sarees 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 pallu and border have zari work.
- The body of the saree has checks. The presence of checks and absence of any other design apart from checks, in the body of the cotton is a unique feature .
- The sarees are worn by the women folk on traditional, ceremonial and religious occasions.
- Geographical & climatic conditions add to the refinement of the desired shades of colors.
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