Initial adjustments are made before the process of weaving begins.
The weaver uses a number of shuttles ‘kommu’ in making one sari & one shuttle for each different color.
Weave will be formed by pulling the wooden frame towards the weaver.
The fly-shuttle is sent across the wooden frame to process the weft.
Zari spindles are directly passed through the warp to form zari design while weaving.
The zari design weaving requires an immense dexterity to manifest the desired design.
The pedal movement helps the frames to move up and down.
The weaver usually makes the changes and repeats the process in case any mistake is spotted.
The unwoven thread is removed out cautiously.
Gum is applied for stiffness and shine of the sari and the excess gum is wiped out.
The woven fabric is appears with taut sheen yielding an attractive look.
The prepared pieces of woven splendor in the weaver’s possession.
Dharmavaram is located at a distance of 47 KM from Anantapur district in the state of Andhra Pradesh India. Dharmavaram is well-connected by both by rail and road. Dharmavaram Sarees are traditionally woven in the interlocked-weft technique. The design required on the saree is initially drawn in a computer and then this is punched into a card and then these cards are loaded in Jacquard in the loom. First the yarn is loaded as warp and then loaded into the loom. The weavers use their hands and legs to weave the Sari. It requires approximately 4-5 days (depending on the variety of sari and capability of weaver) of continuous efforts of two persons for weaving a sari. Handloom weaving is the largest source of employment in Dharmavaram. Dharmavaram silk sarees are famous for its broad solid colored borders with contrast pallu woven with brocaded gold patterns. The wedding sarees manufactured at Dharmavaram are highly appreciated.
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