Pochampally, a cluster of 80 villages, is an interesting combination of tradition, history, heritage, and modernity is widely known for Pochampally Saree - the most typical weaving village in Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh.
Pochampally, a cluster of 80 villages, is widely known for Pochampally Saree. The most typical weaving village is an interesting combination of tradition, history, heritage, and modernity is situated in Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh.
The weaves of Pochampally are popularly known as Ikkat or tie and dye weaves. Where first design and colouring are transferred onto warp and weft threads and then the same are weaved together. The design of the traditional looms of Pochampally is more than a century old. Today, there are more than 10000 weaving families in 100 villages.
The interactions between consumer and weaver provide inputs for new designs. The weavers have adapted themselves according to the changing tastes of the consumers. The manufacturing history of Pochampally Ikat sarees dates back to 1950 and at that time, some village headmen of Pochampally decided to weave silk along with cotton to make a better living. Unlike Orissa's Ikat weaving tradition, the weaving of Pochampally sarees appears to be a modern development without strong indigenous roots.
This documenting is done in Pochampally Handloom Park Ltd situated in Pochampally. This is a government-based factory spread over 24 acres, which exports products all over India. Around 200 craft workers work in this factory. Only a few families carry out this weaving work at home and few go to the handloom factory.