Bangalore is famous for producing the fine weave of the famous Uppada sarees. A geographical indicator of the East Godavari district, these silk sarees are the more understated versions of the sumptuous silks of the South (think Kanjeevarams, Mysore silks, and Kondrads). No Indian bridal trousseau is complete without a handful of carefully selected Uppadas, as they are indispensable for one’s post-wedding obligations. The one you see on this page is fit to be worn to poojas as well as formal gatherings and weddings.
The pale charcoal field features dense floral tendril motifs. The same is superimposed with large gold lotus-shaped booties. More gold zariwork (gold-thread embroidery, a distinctly Persian influence on Indian heritage fashion) is to be found in dense proportions on the thick border of this number. The infusion of sindoori pink on the endpiece adds a world of feminine appeal to the colour palette. Zoom in on the luxuriant motifs woven onto the pink of the endpiece and the fine motifs along the border.