Dharmavaram, a small town of rich handloom cluster is situated in the district of Anantapur of Rayalaseema region in A.P. Amongst the silk weaves, the Dharmavaram silk sarees are famous. Red solid colors borders with contrast pallu woven with brocaded gold patterns are the coveted wedding sarees.
Simpler patterns for everyday use have the specialty of being woven in two colors which give an effect of muted double shades accentuated by the solid color border and pallu. Though the Dharmavaram sarees are somewhat similar to Kancheepuram sarees of Tamilnadu, yet the muted colors of double shades create a totally different effect.
Number of handlooms – 1200
Number of weavers – 2500
Handloom products – Dharmavaram silk saree
Cluster Accessibility –
Dharmavaram is well connected with roadways, railways.
Roadways-3 km away from Dharmavaram bus stop.
Railways -5 km away from Dharmavaram railway junction
Reference – http://handlooms.nic.in/User_Panel/UserView.aspx?TypeID=1242
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