Dharmavaram famous for the handloom weaving:
Dharmavaram is a city in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal and divisional headquarters of Dharmavaram mandal and Dharmavaram revenue division respectively.The city is known for its handloom silk sarees. The city is renowned for cotton, silk weaving industries and leather puppets.So this city is called as Silk city of Andhra pradesh.Dharmavaram is a hub for pure silk sarees. The economy of the town is dependent on the weaving industry. Farmers depend on rain water due to lack of water resources.
Nimmalakunta Leather Puppetary Craft:
Nimmalakunta a remote village in Dharmavaram Mandal is famous for the Art of Leather puppetry craft is an ancient form of folk Arts in Andhra Pradesh. Many puppetry Artists from this village have shown extraordinary efforts in this Art. This art was famous by the name Tholu Bommalata which is the traditional cultural art of the region.Importance is being given for Indian epics like Ramayana, Maha Bharatha and Bhagavatha in preparation of models and puppets.