Yadhagiri Gajam is a master weaver and entrepreneur from Puttapaka in the State of Telangana. He started Manasa Handlooms in 2012 with an objective to provide sustainable livelihood to weavers and also provide market linkages. There are 25 weavers working with him today weaving the Ikkat variety of fabrics and dupattas in silks and cottons. Puttapaka is a village famous for the tie and dye technique of dyeing and weaving. It requires tremendous designing and technical skills. The weavers here are weaving contemporary designs in traditional style thereby maintaining the exclusivity.