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The handloom fabrics produced from here include cotton dhoties and dresses, bedsheets, mosquito nets, towels, etc. Mangalgiri is a hub of the handloom industry and is where the world-famous Mangalgiri originates from. The Government of India has sanctioned clusters at Isukapalli, Cherukupalli and Mangalgiri for the benefit of over 1400 handloom weavers. Mangalagiri is a very popular Handloom textile hub in the State. The sarees from here have great global demand owing to their simplistic patterns, durability, attractive colours and comfort. It is said that as per the ancient traditions, the pilgrims had to purchase a sari from the local weavers after offering obeisance to the Lord Panakala Narasimha Swamy that is located in the heart of the town. As these sarees only have a zari border and zari on the pallu without any woven designs on the main body

of the saree, the fabric is woven only on pit looms, wherein the weaver has to exert more force during the

weaving process without any gaps. The Nizam design borders with golden thread and plain body are the main characteristics of the fabric. Apart from the exquisite and bright saree creations, Mangalagiri dress materials are popular worldwide too. Several young people enjoy wearing teaming the cool cotton kurtas, dupattas, and stoles with the

Mangalgiri weave with western wear for a funky Indo-western look. The Mangalagiri sarees and fabrics got patented under Geographical Indications Act during 2012-13.