The world-renowned Dharmavaram pure silk sarees with beautiful designs are created here. The Government of India has sanctioned handloom clusters at Mudireddypalli, Yadiki, Uravakonda, Tadipatri, and Dharmavaram for the benefit of over 2000 handloom weavers.
Dharmavaram in Anantapur District is well known for its rich handloom works and Sarees. What makes the Dharmavaram Sarees special is that they are traditionally woven in the interlocked-weft technique. The Wedding silk Sarees of Dharmavaram are known worldwide for their broad borders with solid colors and contrasting pallus woven with intricate golden zari brocade. Though similar to Kanchipuram Sarees of Tamilnadu, the muted colours and the double shades make the Dharmavaram a prized possession with spectacular appeal. The uniqueness in design, patterns and weaving techniques have made Dharmavaram Pattu Sarees and Pavadas a patented property under Geographical Indications Act in 2013-14.