Gollabhama Sarees are mapped to Siddipet, Telangana. Gollabhama Sarees represents the inlaid weave of the gollabhama or the ‘milkmaid’ motif on their pallus and borders.
Siddipet is famous for its handloom products including the Gollabama Saree hand woven by the Padmashali weavers. Originally the strong thick cotton sarees were woven specifically for the Golla community (Cattle herders) by the weavers, to withstand the wea and tear of the strenuous harsh weather and work. Slowly with changing in times, the thickness of the sarees reduced to fine sarees to give way to the weaving with extra weft patterns depicting motifs of women carrying the mud pot on her head with different kinds of “Butas” and sizes, thereby giving an identity and the name of Gollabama sarees of Siddipet. These sarees are woven with the jala in soft fine cotton. The motif of the milkmaid in different designs and forms is unique to this saree and this handloom weave made in Siddipet, has a GI registration.