Venkatagiri silk/pattu Saree is a saree style woven in Venkatagiri of Nellore district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Venkatagiri silk /Venkatagiri Pattu sarees are known for their fine quality and workmanship and despite trying times have not lost their lustre to this day. The undimmed spirit of the weavers and their families has ensured the continuation of a tradition that has contributed immensely to Indian ethnic fabrics.
Venkatagiri Silk/Venkatagiri Pattu sarees are woven in silk or cotton, accompanied by attractive prints with subjects from flora, fauna and nature, and supplemented by elegant zari borders of varying widths and eye-catching designer pallus. The motifs are very attractive and chosen according to the occasion and the ingenuity of the weaver.
The quality of a Venkatagiri silk/Venkatagiri Pattu saree is borne out by the fact that even a jacquard woven saree cannot match its pattern work. The figure work that is done is exceptional and yet the cost of the saree is remarkably cheap for the effort put in. The embellished and spotted patterns give an artistic touch with the interweaving in golden zari making the saree look exceptional.
Venkatagiri handloom saree, was once patronized by royalty for its weaving excellence. It is today sought after as an ethnic fabric of unique and long-lasting qualities. Continuing the tradition and sustaining this unique art of weaving is a sizable population of the town, who have retained the old traditional art of weaving with new trends in keeping with the taste of the market and the present-day highly competitive and changing conditions.