Indian ethnic is all about handlooms

Traditional handlooms, weaves that come from manually operated looms, are from historical times, that have seen glorious times, the patronage of royalty and the encouragement of a populace totally dependent on it for clothing themselves. Handlooms and weaving came up out of a need that led to their discovery, but the devotion and toil of those that chose to make it their livelihood breathed life into these fabrics with their concepts, execution, finesse and flavor transformed a simple process into a complex art.

India famous for its traditional handlooms, especially salwar kameez, sarees and many other fabrics, has had a glorious past in handlooms and a bright future in fashion fabrics. Handlooms are the soul of Indian ethnic, the means of livelihood for millions with a glorious past and a promising future. Their presence in Indian fashion has given it a niche place, an identity in international fashion.

Handloom of India

Handloom fabrics are woven across the length and breadth of India at different locations, each location having its own tradition of weaving. There are innumerable varieties of sarees with names based on the locations where they traditionally belong. Each variety has its peculiarities, forms of adornment, its special characteristics and the making process. Some varieties are even attached to royal times based on the encouragement received from their respective benefactor rulers, some others a background of how they have evolved over time. Weaving is roughly the same process all over, it is the manner in which additions are made during the weave, after it, the coloring, the other processes typical to each variety that create the shades of difference. The salwar kameez that once was only a traditional garment like the saree has by virtue of handlooms reached the level of a fashion statement.

What is a handloom?

A loom is a device used to make cloth. The loom holds the warp threads under tension longitudinally, to facilitate the interweaving of the weft threads laterally. There are very many looms and though shapes and the mechanics vary, the basic purpose is to weave cloth. Cloth from looms, mostly operated by hand, other than the power loom are defined or known as handlooms.


Cotton – well-suited for handlooms

Cotton is a fine natural fibre whose fabric is soft, light, airy and very comfortable, especially during the summer season. It is durable, has good affinity to colours and is skin-friendly. Handloom cottons are woven on hand operated looms as against mass produced cotton fabrics woven on power looms. Cotton handlooms offer good canvas for designs, patterns and motifs. With good blending qualities, cotton handlooms of traditional styles such as Gadwal cotton salwar suits, Uppada silk punjabi suits, Pochampalli cotton punjabi suits, Kanchi cotton punjabi suits, Mangalagiri cotton salwar suits, Venkatagiri cotton salwars, Narayanpet, Rasipuram, Kerala, Chettinad, Banaras, Kota, Orissa, Bengal have been used with silk to get blended Sico salwar kameez and Cotton silk salwar suits fabrics of very good quality and durablity. Since they offer good canvas for prints, beautiful designer versions are available using traditional block bagru and dabu prints in a wide range of extremely vibrant and pleasing colours.

Other fibres in handlooms

Silk, jute, linen, and other natural fibre threads are also used to create wonderful handloom fabrics. While silk and cotton have tensile strength to be stretched in the weaving process, some of the other natural fibres achieve their strength in the making of fabrics only through blending with silk or cotton. Artificial or man-made fibres like chiffon, georgette are also used to make fabrics like salwar kameez on hand operated looms.

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