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Designer Narayanpet Handlooms Salwar Kameez OnlineBy Expert Author: Prachi.L
The Narayanpet handloom is a fine silk or cotton fabric characterized by zari checks pattern on the body, contrast colour temple border on the dupatta with a plain salwar. Narayanpet punjabi suits are traditional handlooms made in Narayanpet town in Mahbubnagar District, A.P., India.
It is known by its characteristic zari checks patterns on a silk or cotton body on the body of the kameez with a plain salwar and chiffon dupattas. A family tradition involving all its members, narayanpet handlooms are woven in silk and cotton, though the preference was once more for silk on account of the returns.
The handloom salwar kameez came through a Marathi influence patronage of Shivaji the Marathi ruler. Much later through Lokapalli Sansthanam, an organized body, it actually flourished. Even today, wearing of Narayanpet punjabi suit is consider auspicious.
The higher count of yarn with fine material is one of the best made dresses of Narayanpet. The fineness in count is a number expressing mass per unit length. This indicates the fibres per unit length of warp and weft.
The handloom weaving of the cotton fabric could take 2-3 days to complete. Comparatively, a narayanpet Cotton punjabi suit would take a day to weave. It is roughly estimated that there are about 1000 families or slightly more, involved in the making of this ethnic fabric. Employing vegetable dyes to the extent possible the fabric has fast colours.
The dress material making process involves degumming or separation of gum from the natural yarn by dipping the yarn in boiling water. Then bleaching is done, so that the yarn loses is natural colour and would readily acquire the vegetable dye colour. The stirring in the vat while the yarn is in coloured (vegetable dye mixed) boiling water, spreads the colour uniformly on the yarn.
Washed again and dired in shade for fastness of colour to be retained, the yarn is spun into threads. The threads are laid out on the warp (length wise lay) and rolled onto small sticks for the weft (breadth wise weaving).
The narayanpet handloom punjabi suit or dress material is traditionally woven in the interlocked-weft technique. Geographical Indication (GI) status has been awarded to the Narayanpet fabrics in April 2013. The GI status recognizes the valuable contribution made by these weavers in keeping alive a cultural heritage of Andhra Pradesh and is a big relief to the beleaguered weavers of narayanpet.
The narayanpet handloom cotton salwar kameez is best suitable wear for summer season. The fancy block floral prints on the kameez near the neck line looks beautiful. The cotton dress material is preferred for daily, casual, by college professors, corporate women and teachers. The pure handloom cotton chudidhar is apt for college parties, festivals and event functions.
Unnati Silks, has trendy designs, attractive patterns, in pleasing colours and combinations in its wide collection of Narayanpet handlooms salwar kameez and sarees, at very reasonable prices.
Unnati is one of the largest Indian ethnic online websites with over 300 varieties of traditional sarees and salwar kameez. Dispatch is within 24 hours of order. Free delivery & COD is provided for retail. Worldwide express shipping caters to almost all countries across the world.
UNNATI SILK PRINTS PVT. LTD, #3-4-360, Vajra Complex, General Bazar (Tobacco Bazar), M.G.Road, Hyderabad-500003.AP,India. 040-64555251 or 97000 57744.
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