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Molakalmuru Sarees

Molakulmuru sarees are a production of a small town, Molakulmuru in the Chitradurga district on the borders of Karnataka. The sarees are stylized with depictions of flowers, leaves, trees and other natural motifs. The fabric of the saree is silk, which takes upto 40 days to finish weaving.   Predominantly, these sarees showcase abstract temple motifs where the border of the saree is interlocked with the shell to produce a temple design.These sarees are woven using dobby looms with a mix of traditional and computer designs.The demand of these sarees can be seen mainly in Mysore, Bangalore, Shimoga and Gulbara. These sarees are worn with traditional gold jewelry on the neck, wrists and ears. Molakmuru weavers also produce silk brocade sarees...

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Kotpad Handloom Fabrics

Amongst the variety of handlooms in India, the traditional Kotpad sarees were the first to receive the Geographical Indication of India tag. It is a vegetable-dyed fabric woven by the tribal weavers of the Mirgan community of this village.Kotpad sarees offer an excellent blend of colors and soft fabric, which provide the most comfort to the wearer. Hence, they are becoming very popular amongst the younger generation.

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