Mangalagiri sarees are famous for their unique borders and the elegance. They are mainly embellished with narrow golden stripes. It comes in plain colors, stripes, and checks with zari and thread borders. The zari border is usually referred to as the "Nizam Zari Border". In recent times the concept of "missing checks" has been introduced in the Mangalagiri weave. It is similar to the Kota saree, which has an airy and fluffy feel to it and makes the saree very light to wear. Mangalgiri sarees are famous for their guaranteed color, which stays strong for long time. Currently Mangalagiri weavers have started weaving sarees in pure silk as well as in silk cotton.