Authentic Narayanpet Handloom

This weave comes from Narayanpet, a quintessential sleepy hamlet in Telangana, 165 kms from Hyderabad. It dates back to 1630 AD when Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a Marathi emperor, travelled across this region and set up camp. He decided to leave behind a few weavers who started the production of the sarees that we see today.

While these sarees are known for their simple patterns, what really stands out in these weaves is a rich pallu with a unique pattern of alternating red and white bands. The border is usually a flat expanse of deep maroon red or chocolate-red thinly separated by white or coloured lines. They come in contrasting colours.