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Kullu Shawls - An ancient tradition & Legacy of Himachal Pradesh

Kullu Shawls are highly demanded due to its affordability. The Government of India has been given a Geographical Indication certificate for this product due to its unique feature. Handloom weaving is being practiced today. While many regions in the globe have mountain ranges, snow, shepherds, orchards, and even a rich spiritual heritage and history dating back millennia, few have such an active tradition of handmade skills like weaving.

India's handloom weavers take pride in preserving the unique characteristics of their craft, as well as the distinguishing designs that set them apart from other countries. Loyalty to their heritage, history, and cultural ties are all important factors in preserving and passing on talents from generation to generation.

The name Kullu comes from the Sanskrit phrase kulant peeth, which means 'the end of the livable world.' Along the River Beas, the lovely valley village nestles cozily between the Lower and Greater Himalayan peaks. Although there are a few hotels and resorts now, life in Himachal Pradesh continues at its original, calm, rural pace.

History of Kullu shawl

Handloom weavers from Himachal pradesh lived in Shimla District prior to 1864, weaving on pit looms. They later relocated to Kinnaur and then Kullu, where they put up frame looms. They had enough raw material to weave Lois as blankets and pattu lengths to thread together to construct strong winter overcoats thanks to the chilly climate and abundant sheep and goats.

Women in Kullu can weave just as well as the males. Almost every weaver's house includes a porch where women rotate spinning, sorting yarn and threads, and weaving. The addition of new wool kinds such as pashmina, merino, and angora, as well as the traditional geometric designs that distinguish a Kullu handloom textile, provided Kullu fabrics a larger range of finer textures, styles, and colors.

Weaving process of Kullu Shawls

Setting up the warp, or vertical length of the weave is the first step in weaving. Yarns are unwound from their cones, strung through a wire head, rolled onto a big warping drum (known as a 'tana' drum in the region), and ultimately wound on a warp beam. The longer the warp, the larger the warping drum.

Yarns are rolled on a drum according to a pattern. The warp is wound on the beam, which is then fastened onto the back of the frame loom after it is long enough.

This wire head is a local replica of the industrial one, which is part of the bigger warping or 'tana' drum. On the warp, the head holds the yarns at a consistent distance from one another.

What is the Specialty of the Kullu shawl?

Kullu shawls are recognized for their plain bodies in basic weaves with vibrant, colorful patterns bordered on both sides. Aside from them, the thick pattu/Lois or the narrow colorful borders, 'patti,' are other regularly woven goods.

The designs of Kullu weavers are fixed in their imaginations. They don't follow any pre-drawn patterns or even crude sketches on graph paper.

What are Kullu shawls made of?

A lady weaver works on her shawl, which has a large, intricate border. The emerging pattern is in the traditional Kullu shawl style. After the primary pattern is produced, extra weft threads introduced into the border are sometimes used to add elaboration. 

Raw Material for Kullu shawl 

Wool is the Important raw material. In weaving of  Kullu shawls various wool are used. Angora Wool, Pashmina Wool, Merino sheep Wool & Other Sheep Wool along with, Tussar Silk, Eri Silk, Yak Wool & Cotton Fibre. The Angora rabbit is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft wool. Pashmina Wool is a type of fine cashmere wool. It comes from pashmina goat, which is a special breed of goat. Merino wool feel soft and luxuriously gentle to skin. 

Other woolen products of Kullu 

Weavers in Kullu also produce a thick natural-colored woolen fabric known as 'pattu.' When many strips are stitched together, it can be used as a blanket, or it can be made into a rough garment that shepherds use in cold weather.

On small looms, narrow strips called 'pattis' are weaved. These beautiful strips are embroidered as borders on shawls, bags, the well-known Himachali cap, and other tiny items. These strips are woven on a small, thin low-standing loom designed just for them. They're kept on the verandas of weaver's houses and utilized while sitting on the floor. Many woven strips are waiting to be stitched onto larger textiles, gowns, or caps. They're even used to attach to tote bags on occasion.

Finishing of Kullu Shawls

The end parts of most Indian handloom edgings are tassled to prevent threads from opening up at the ends, and only then are they deemed complete. Machine-stitching achieves the same work nowadays, but it is not part of the Indian textile tradition to a machine rather than tessellate edges.

Women sit in verandas together to separate the shawl's edge threads and tie them into tassles. Apart from tassels, the shawl borders are also machine-stitched with weaved strips. This work is frequently done on the weaver's verandas, which also serve as expanded workshops. As part of the quality control process, tiny threads and imperfections are meticulously cleaned away. In the process of tidying and 'finishing' a work after weaving, a weaver cuts off the stretched threads in the weft pattern. After shawls are weaved and removed from the loom, they are steamed and pressed for an even surface using a huge roller.

Kullu shawls Marketplace

Shawls, mufflers, Lois, and pattus are sold in small stores in the town, on pavements in a central location outside a temple, and in informal spaces after being washed and dyed. Women bundle them up and put them out for the day, hoping to attract locals and visitors alike, who see the Kullu shawl as a Himalayan cloth of beauty and warmth. Market success fueled excellence and innovation, as well as enhanced their access to worldwide markets.

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