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Traditional Weavers Come Up with New Creation in Cotton and Silk

Published: July 30, 2020
Author: Millionaires


A third-generation weaver sets up a new loom for a fresh creation.

The lockdown has given B. Krishnamoorthy, a traditional Kancheepuram silk weaver and designer, an opportunity to come up with a unique product.

The nationwide award profitable weaver stated he needed to breed a forgotten approach. The third era weaver learnt the nuances from his grandfather and father. He arranges the loom afresh for his new creation. “It took me 40 days to set up the loom and another 30 days to weave the sari,” he stated.

The cotton sari, woven utilizing 140 rely cotton thread, has a wealthy brocaded silk, double colored border. The border has been woven into the sari utilizing the patni and double korvai methodology, which Kancheepuram weavers are well-known for. The patni methodology is all however forgotten now.

“The silk border and pallav method is used in other places. Benaras and Andhra Pradesh weavers use the method on cotton but not in Tamil Nadu. They only weave silk pallav with designs and their saris are priced at abover ₹40,000,” Mr. Krishnamoorthy stated.

The sari he has created has two borders – yellow and maroon. While the yellow border has thread work, woven utilizing jacquard methodology, the zari work is woven into the maroon border.

“I got the cotton yarn from Paramakudi and the silk from the government cooperatives. The price of zari has risen steeply in the last four months. What I used to buy for ₹25 now costs ₹40,” he stated.

Mr. Krishnamoorthy’s product has already discovered takers in Kancheepuram’s silk sari retailers already. He has plans to weave saris with out the zari work. “The cost of saris without zari will be around ₹11,000 to ₹12,000 less,” he stated.

It isn’t just using pure zari but additionally the weaving methodology that pushes up the worth, he stated. In Andhra Pradesh the range that makes use of silk for pallav is offered for ₹40,000. That means my sari is cheaper. The wages for the weaver and the price of dyeing is excessive. A weaver might take round 25 days to weave a sari as soon as the loom is ready up. Just for dyeing the yarn I’ve to pay ₹2,000,” he defined.

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