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How are handloom sarees made?

Handloom sarees are woven diligently and by humans. It involves a shuttle-pit loom that is made from ropes, wooden beams, and of course, poles for support. There is a shuttle that is thrown from the tarsbhullar, which is moved from side to side by the weaver. There is also another kind know n as the fly-shuttle loom. It helps the weaver to make different kinds of patterns.

How to identify original handmade handloom sarees?

Various methods are employed by people to identify an authentic handloom saree such as
  • The reverse and front of the saree have the same prints. You can gauge this, especially in the pallu region.
  • There will smooth finish on the reverse side as all the extra threads are evenly snipped off.
  • There will be imperfections and non-uniform patterns on the sarees as they are handmade.
  • Handloom sarees are highly priced

What are the different varieties of handloom sarees?

There are different types of handloom sarees made in India, form different parts of the country such as the:
  • Kanchipuram silk sarees
  • Maheshwari saree
  • Bagh print saree
  • Chanderi silk saree
  • Tussar silk saree
  • Banaras silk saree

How to keep your handloom sarees as good as new?

  • Handloom sarees need the utmost care as they can get damaged easily. The environmental factors also play a role, and they are subject to wear and tear.
  • These are to be hand-washed and have to be pre-soaked in saltwater for some time.
  • Don’t go overboard in soaking or using detergent; this can lead to discoloration.
  • Rinse in cold water once or twice before using a mild detergent that is suitable for such fabrics.
  • Avoid using dyes, bleach, stain removers, etc. on the fabric while washing.
  • Don’t allow the soap or detergent to remain on the garment for long.
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