Gadwal sari

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Gadwal Sari
Geographical indication
AreaGadwal, Jogulamba Gadwal district, Telangana

Gadwal sari is a handcrafted woven sari style in Gadwal of Jogulamba Gadwal district in the Indian state of Telangana. It was registered as one of the geographical indication from Telangana by Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.[1][2] They are most notable for the Zari on the saris. The sari consists of cotton body with silk pallu which is also given a new name as Sico saris. The weave is so light that the saree can be packed in a matchbox.[3] The Brahmostsavas of Tirupati begins with the Gods idol being adorned with gadwal Saree.

Gadwal Handloom Centre[edit]

Gadwal Handloom Centre, established in 1946 by the late Ratan Babu Rao, was mainly responsible for the widespread knowledge and detail regarding the Gadwal Sari.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Geographical Indication". The Hans India. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "State Wise Registration Details of G.I Applications" (PDF). Geographical Indication Registry. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Gorgeous Gadwal". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 28 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)