Bannerghatta weavers’ colony is located in Gottigere village near Bangalore. The area is well noted for silk sarees weaved in handlooms and power looms. More than 50 families are engaged in silk weaving, dyeing, warping and reeling activities. There are some families who are still continuing with their traditional techniques even though now many families have shifted from handloom to power loom.
In silk weaving process, hard silk and polyester silk are refined and dyed in chemical colors. Dyed silk is processed and loaded into the handloom or power looms and weaving process takes place. The practice of silk weaving in Bannerghatta is more than 50 years old and the art is adopted from the older generation and few families are engaged in producing ‘Gadwal sarees’ as they are migrated from Mahbubnagar district in the state of Andhra Pradesh.