The mangalagiri cotton material comes in plain, striped, checked with or without zari or thread borders. Most of my embroidery work are done on this fabric. Being handloom cotton, they are cooler on skin during hot months, which is about most of the time!
They also come in block prints. I found this bright orange fabric with block printed motifs and zari dots on them. They call it mica print. It also had a zari border, which was used around the sleeves, neck and embroidered yoke.
Brownish green plain mangalagiri fabric was chosen for salwar[Indian pants].
The embroidery was done on plain orange fabric. pearl beads were also added after working the embroidery . The pattern was black work, which I drew on a graph paper. It has a filling pattern in the centre and a border.
Silk threads were used embroider this yoke. maroon thread was used on the border.