Tuesday, 17 August 2010

How to Identify Kota Doria

Kota Doria is a unique hand-woven fabric having a characteristic square-check pattern. The deft weavers of the cluster create it through differential beating of the silk and cotton yarns. Each square of 14 yarns (8 of cotton and 6 of silk) is termed as a ‘‘khat’’, and this is the hallmark of Kota Doria. A total of 300 ‘‘khat’s’ are there across the width of the fabric, which is up to 46 inches due to the usage of a throw shuttle technique on pit looms.

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