Sat, Apr 23, 2016, 10:17 AM
Mangalagiri hand loom sarees and dress materials are regaining their past glory. Film stars like Simran and Jayasudha always preferred them. Gradually fancy sarees replaced Mangalagiri handlooms. But their sales revived with Bahubali I, where the costume designer ordered stacks of Mangalagiri handlooms for the actors. Now for Bahubali II film stars are queuing up for Mangalagiri cottons. But because of these ups and lows in their business, younger generation is hesitant to work on the loom, the elder hand loom workers said.