While Uppada saris are distinguished from their Kanjivaram counterparts by the cotton warp, a lot of the region’s weavers (Uppada is in the East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh) have begun to fashion pure silk numbers. This makes for a sumptuous drape as well as a kind of statement in the world of traditional Indian fashionistas. The one you see on this page is one such, handpicked like all our sarees for the quality of its make and the finish of the drape.
The colour is a deep, viscose orange. Zooming in on the field of this solid-coloured saree would enable you to take in the beauty of the self-woven leaves against the silk. The same is hemmed in with a thick border of gold, onto which are woven rows of elephants and peacocks. The infusion of a dense Prussian blue on the endpiece, most of which is worked with gold, makes for a statement-making colour palette that would look great at a wedding or ritual ceremony.