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FIVE CONTEMPORARY YARNS USED IN HANDLOOMS

The nine-yard weave has been getting an eco-friendly makeover in modern times as self-help groups have begun to experiment with contemporary yarns going beyond cotton and silk that make up the regular repertoire of sarees. Here are a five such fibres used these days giving the loom an innovative twist.

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ABOUT THE KOTA DORIA

About the Kota Doria  Often regarded the finest amongst the gossamer textiles and sarees of India, the Masuria Malmal or Kota Doria  is recognized by it’s graph like geometric pattern called “khats”. Woven in pure cotton and silk in different densities, the saree is much loved and treasured for it’s lightness that retains a very versatile grandeur.   It’s origin as a craft are shrouded in mystery and there are several myths all handed down from generation to genertation.  One theory is that the word “Masuria” part of the local lexicon of the Kota saree attributes it’s name to its origin – the erstwhile Kingdom state of Mysore, while other’s believe that it is a tribute to the use of...

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