Pochampally and a cluster of eighty villages in Telangana, India, have ancient looms, whose patterns and designs date back to over seven-hundred years. Each Pochampally silk saree that is produced, is a piece of history and represents the rich heritage of India’s silk industry.
Pochampally silk sarees have traditional geometric patterns in the Ikat style of dyeing. The sarees most notable characteristics include contrasting colors and geometric designs. The uniqueness lies in the transfer of intricate design and colouring onto warp and weft threads first and then weave them together. This is well known as double ikat. These sarees can also be heavier depending on the amount of zari and yardage. These sarees are lightweight but still traditional making for an easy yet elegant drape.