Patterning and Designing

  • How patterns are produced :

By increasing the number of baisar and pai , a pattern is produced . The pais or layers of warps have to be increased only in complicated cases as it increases the thickness; otherwise an increase in the number of baisar generally serves the purpose.

  • Tana-Bana or Weft of Kalabattun

A simple little stick of bamboo with conical ends and well polished is used for weaving kalabattun(gold & silver thread). It is called a kandhi, a very superior quality of bamboo is used, which is imported from Bengal. The karigar has a number of kandhis as he may require several of them at a time in a complicated pattern.

Hence the completion is done and hard work soon pays. Stay connected and read more about how the finishing and shine is giving to the fabric.



[, 2007, pg-34]




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