The history of Payakaraopet dates back to the 6th Century BC. In fact, thetown was a part of the Kalinga Kingdom and was later conquered by the Emperor Ashoka. The town has a place in the Hindu and Buddhist texts and Buddist remnants found to this day are testimony to its past glory.The Weavers from this noteworthy town create striking Payakaraopeta Silk Sarees and Dress materials that stand out for their stunning designs and beauty.In the recent times, Payakaraopet Weavers have upgraded their skills and have included Jamdhani technique of weaving to enhance the quality of Silk Sarees. Despite its intricate weaving patterns, the weight of the Saree is around 600grms.