Gadwal is a small town in Telangana state, India, known for its fine pure cotton handlooms. Traditional weaves in cotton, with a lot of zari work on the saree, it elevates the appeal massively. While the base of the Gadwal saree is cotton, there is a loosely attached silk border and the fabric is traditionally woven in the interlocked-weft technique, called Kupadam or Kuttu. Most of the Gadwal sarees have a rich border, a different pallu and gold or silver zari brocades. Hand crafted designs on pure gadwal cotton have traditional colours for these sarees as earth shades of brown, grey, and off-white. Mythical carvings, floral designs, exquisite designs, attractive prints with rich zari work, heighten the elegance of the wearer of the Gadwal Salwar kameez. Of late the block printed Gadwal handloom cotton salwar kamiz having intricate silk or golden zari border and elegant dupatta, a combination of cotton and silk, is an image-booster for corporate offices, or a welcome change during festivals, traditional meetings and inaugural functions.
The Salwar kameez or shalwar kamiz, with covering piece dupatta or chunni, is worn in India and a few neighbouring countries in the Asian sub-continent. The shalwar kameez, is the traditional dress in the Northern belt especially Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, some parts of Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir and in parts of the Indian subcontinent like Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Today also favoured as stylish fashion apparel, across India and in many countries with Indian population overseas like US, UK, Canada etc., it is also an accepted alternative for the versatile Indian saree. The Salwar suit has evolved from a traditional dress to reach the level of a modern style statement. In vivid, vibrant colours, exquisite designs and a lot of other adornments, it has been a favourite along with the saree for Indian fashion designers to experiment upon.
There is a wide-ranging array of Gadwal Handloom cottons on display to buy online. There are fine count weaves in dark hues and earthy colour patterns of self-colour checks that sensationalize. The borders are very striking and luminous since there is a lot of zari work involved and the designer dupatta is covered with stylish designs and attractive patterns with zari gives a regal air to the offering. You can see some fine examples of the Gadwal handloom cottons with Unnati online. Unnati has a fine range of Gadwal Sico salwar suits, fabrics in a fine blend of cotton and silk. Gadwal Cotton chudidar kameez are woven in small checks with a rich silk and gold border and with a stylish dupatta. Sico Punjabi suits have multiple variations of designs, patterns, borders and colours, with refreshing appeal. They are apt to wear to college, corporate office and would also be suitable for traditional occasions, weddings, bridal functions, festivals and parties.
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