Woven in Uppada town in Andhra Pradesh, these Uppada silk sarees have incredible zari work all over the body and are known for their soft, lightweight silk and exquisite designs. The silk is so finely woven that these sarees appear to be almost translucent. The weavers of Uppada make use of the Bangladeshi Jamdani technique. This involves creating stunning motifs while the saree is still on the loom. Weavers use pure lace; silver zari often dipped in melted gold. Stark contrasts and geometric patterns are common features, but it’s not hard to find sarees with floral patterns, checks and plaids. The simple gold borders accentuate the impeccable zari work done on the body of the saree. If you want something grand but subtle and weightless, Uppada silk saree is what you’re looking for.