Patteda Anchu

Patteda anchu saree was woven in and around the villages of Gajendragarh, Belgaum, Raichur, Kodal, Bidar, Bellary, Gulbarga and Dharwad in 10th Century. This saree is named after its border and checks pattern but is also known as dundina seere, devaru seere or laxmi seere or pooja seere. Made in cotton, it was specifically designed for women working in farms, being only 38” wide and 6 yards in a coarse 20’s count. The saree has specific colour palette including mustard, maroon,  pink and green. As the saree is offered to goddess Yellamma Saundatti, the local diety of Gajendragarh village, the colour black is not used. Patteda anchu wedding saris are normally woven in shades of red checks with broad mustard border and is considered very auspicious. The present collection is made of mill made yarns dyed with eco friendly dyes woven on handloom. This collection was executed to reach mass and give sustainable work to artisan.