Our Textiles

Our astonishing cotton textiles are handwoven from skilled artisans across India.These weavers today use technology and tools similar to those seen in 19th century illustrations. Sharing the enchanting journey that transforms fiber into fabric. Hand- loom weaving is a tedious and labor intensive process. The process be- gins with the conversion of cotton fiber into yarn of various counts.

The yarn is then looped or coiled into hanks which are dyed to the desired shade. Once the hanks are washed off of excess dye, the yarn is processed into cones or bobbins for the shuttle which carries the weft of the fabric. These comprise the pre-loom process and are traditionally carried out by women. Fabric is essentially a network of yarns running adjacent to and across each other. Weaving on the handloom includes a few steps.

First, the bobbins are prepared as per the number of yarns in the weft, in a process called winding. The loom is then prepared with the warp yarn – in a process called warping, every yarn of the warp frame is counted manu- ally, and then in a tiresome process called drafting, each of these yarns is drawn through the eyes at the head of the frame. Another process called denting involves inserting the warp yarn through the dents of a comb like structure called the reed. The prepared fabric is then sent for finishing, washing, and ironing.