The Glorious Narayanpet

by Shatika, July 6, 2016

The natural aficionado for silk sarees makes one naturally like the narayanpet sarees as there is a distinct style attached to the Narayanpet silk sarees. The state of Andhra Pradesh in particular the Mehboobnagar, which has extreme weather, may be that’s why the sarees are light. The sarees can be worn all round the year very comfortably. The sarees have a checked surface design. The border and the pallu is in contrast colours to add drama to the saree. Sometimes the sarees are embroidered and could have the temple design. The pallus have golden lines on it. They look very smart and versatile as they are in the traditional colours so with suitable jewellery you can wear it to a wedding and without or less jewellery you can wear it for your daughters or sons next parent teacher meeting!

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The narayanpet with embroidery and the border or pallu have intricate ethnic designs such as a temple. The borders and pallu of the Narayanpet Silk saree are given a contrast look with dyes and also small zari designs. The early weavers who had settled down in the Narayanpet region in the 17th century were the pioneers of this art. The skill has been passed down from generation to generation. The entire weaver community involved in this art located only in Narayanpet. It said that Chatrapati Shivaji had left a few weavers in Narayanpet during a campaign in 1630 AD. His patronage of this village gave life to this art of weaving which is known by the name of narayanpet silk saree. The weave is exclusive to this region. The dyes that were used back then were natural and today the platter of the palette has also changed, with delightful shades coming into the market but these saree have kept themselves to traditional colours and base colours which are loved and have been loved through centuries.

narayanpet weaving

Nothing sells better that familiarity. People do like change but the narayanpet saree has stood the turning of eras and has seen it all and even today it is as traditional, as in the seventeenth century. A saree which hails from the land which is and was known for best ever saree of Andhra. It can never go out of style. Tradition sells even today and ethnic excellence of the handloom sarees can never go out of style. Let’s be modern in our approach but traditional in dressing that we will get the best of both the worlds.


Shatika has a massive range of these evergreen sarees. We get our sarees directly from source therefore we make sure the weaver benefits so if you buy from us you are also befitting the weaver! The sarees are beautiful although the design is as old as the hills yet, with new weavers, silk quality each time the saree is made will vary the design of the design. We have faith in our saree lovers that they love traditional saree and it is our endeavour to keep giving you these delights as soon as we get them. Enjoy our album of narayanpet sarees only for you.


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