Mangalgiri fabrics have an ancient history.
The name has been derived from the temple town of Mangalagiri which lies in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. The weavers’ community settled there is at least 600 years old. It has a glorious history in the handloom sector. The exquisite sarees of mangalgiri is having huge demand globally. about, 40% of the Mangalagiri population is dependant on handloom weaving and allied Industry i.e., yarn dealers, traders, warpers, dyers etc.
Speciality of the sarees lies in the basic textures made of fine cotton yarn. Extra warp design in the border enhances the beauty of the sarees.
Number of handlooms – 663
Number of weaver – 1800
Handloom products – saree, dress material, stoles and scarf.
Cluster Accessibility –
Mangalgiri is well connected with Roadways, Railways and Airways.
Roadways – 1 km away from Mangalagiri bypass bus stop.
Railways – 4 km away from Mangalagiri railway station.
Airways – 25 km away from Vijayawada airport.
Reference – http://handlooms.nic.in/User_Panel/UserView.aspx?TypeID=1242
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