Weaving of cotton and wool

Cotton weaving

The handloom industry using the hand spun threads is still available in Haridwar. Typically, families with low incomes have one equipment. Ladies of the family work upon these for couple of hours a day, whenever they have spare time.

Some recent pictures are given below.

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A finished cotton product called Dutahi (two layered) is shown below. It is double the length of a common blanket and used in place of blankets.

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The following video shows how a Dutahi is made on a loom.

Wool weaving

Weaving of wool into dress materials like tweed, blankets, shawls, stoles, scarfs etc is more intricate. Following pictures show the process.

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Some finished products are shown below.

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The following video shows a master-craftsman weaving wool.