|Regions with significant populations|
|Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat|
|Telugu, Kannada, Saurashtra|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Saurashtra people, Pattegar, Telugu people|
Pattusali (also spelt as Pattu Sale, Pattushali, Pata Sali & Patha Sali) is a Hindu community predominantly residing in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka and Gujarat.
Origin & Etymology
These people have migrated from Saurashtra in Gujarat and specialise in weaving silk used to decorate and worship gods with silk cloth known as Pattu in Tamil, hence the name Pattusali in Telugu and Patnūlkarar in Tamil and are collectively called Saurashtra people.
Traditionally, Pattusalis as the name suggests are confined to weave only silk and other finer quality of yarn, where as Padmashalis weave only coarse cloths from cotton, they are often confused with Padmashali while there is no direct connection between their origin or cultures.
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