Venkatagiri sarees have a history dating back to early 1700s. They were patronized by the Velugoti dynasty of Nellore. They are very popular for their unique zari designs usinng pit looms. There are many varieties in the Venhatgiri saree, like Venkatagiri 100, Venkatagiri Putta, Venkatagiri Silk. Of which Venkatagiri 100 is the lightest saree and is very popular. Amongst all cotton sarees, Venkatgiri Cotton sarees are the most famous. Finely spun cottons of 100s and 120s counts was used for the warp and weft.