Andhra Pradesh is distinguished for its handlooms and exclusive designs. The looms of Venkatagiri, Pochampalli, Dharamavaram and Narayanpet are famous for their cotton and silk saris. In fact, Andhra Pradesh has a rich treasure of Kalamkari style of printing. This style is carried out with the help of blocks. Another example of this state’s individuality is seen in Gadwal saris. These saris, generally, have the body of cotton and pallu or border in silk. This style is known worldwide for the perfect blend of cotton and silk. One can also see gold and silver zari work on the dress materials and saris of Andhra Pradesh.
Another jewel in the handlooms of Andhra Pradesh is Chirala textiles. Chirala is a place in Andhra Pradesh, which is well-known for producing best fabrics. The weavers, generally, use wax and clay for smearing over the fabric on the loom. Finally, the fabric is dyed in different colors for giving them a distinctive look. With such a rich wealth of handlooms traditions, Andhra Pradesh seems to be the home of creative artists and weavers.