Published on: August 1, 2023

Udupi saree

Udupi saree

Why in news?  The Udupi handloom saree, dyed using natural arecanut ‘chogaru’ is set to be launched


  • Talipady Primary Weavers Service Cooperative Society Ltd., under the guidance of NGO , promoter of Udupi sari, has used the ‘chogaru’ for colouring the Udupi saris.
  • The Udupi sarees enjoys the Geographical Indication (GI) tag

What is ‘chogaru’?

  • It is a reddish-brown liquid obtained during the processing of arecanut in hilly areas like Sirsi, Siddapur , Yallapura and Sagara taluk
  • Liquid transform into powder after it is dried that gained widespread recognition due to remarkable colour retention ,making it an ideal choice of natural dye