Submitted By katzyhoney
Gollabhama is an intricate and laborious form of artwork done on saris. It is one of the Prides of Telanga state. Gollabhama is a old art of 50 years.It is well known for the weaver’s most favorite motif “The Milk Maid” a lady carrying the milk pot. Each motif is much thought fully placed according to the design layout of the sari. A typical cotton sari is in white color with various bright colored motives. Later gollabhama started to weave a beauty and profit trough silk saris. Silk gollabhama came in vivid eye-catching colors though the motives were still the same.
Process of making gollabhama saris
Preparation of Koramaal or the yarn
This is the process of mixing same or different categories of fibers to get desired properties and cost effectiveness.
Mixing is done after the study of essential properties of fiber like staple length, tensile strength, fitness, uniformity etc.
Blow room: In this process the cleaning and opening of the cotton is done by beaters and openers. The foreign materials like dust particles, seeds of cotton and other impurities are particularly removed in this process. The cotton tufts are opened and cleaned in this process and the cotton is made out.
Carding is the heart of spinning in this process the minute impurities like small seed particles, immature fibers etc are removed.
The straightening and aligning of fibers are done in this process.
In carding the blow room lap is attenuated to the card silver.
Through drafting fibers get paralleled. Up to eight carded silvers are fed into the Draw-Frame and they are stretched/ straightened and made into single silver. Also fiber blending can be done at this stage.
Further drafting is done here to get the fibers more aligned/paralleled.
The silver from Draw-Frame is thicker and…...