These silk sarees are vibrant with zari borders and worn on festivals and other occasions, therefore referred as Pattu (Silk) Sarees. The popular designs in the border are brick, birds, animals, leaf, mango, nayapaisa, sovereign etc. The colors of the sarees must be pleasing and evoke consumer demand. The most popular colors used are blue, black, green and mustered. However, of late lighter shades are also quite popular.
Some of the popular designs worked into the saree are:
1. THANDAVALAM or PARELLEL LINES: Where the stripes run along the length of the saree.
2. KOTTADI or CHECK PATTERN: With squares or rectangle of various dimensions where the stripes run both the lengthwise and breadth wise.
3. PUTTAS: The figures and flowers are independently worked into the saree and joined to the pattern found on the saree.
4. TISSUE SAREES: The entire weft is woven with golden lace.