The weaves of India are as diverse as they are beautiful. While some weaves are well-known, others live in obscurity. As part of our mission at Memeraki to protect our artistic heritage, we collated all the weaves we know of in this map of India. 
 
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handloom and weaves of india
 

Weaving is an ancient technique that has been used for textiles all over the world for centuries. Weavers use a variety of materials, including thread, yarn, and fabric, to create intricate patterns in cloth. While the process may be simple in theory, weaving can be quite complex and require a great deal of skill.

 

In India, weaving is a long-standing tradition that has been passed down through the generations. The country is known for its intricate weaves and stunning textile production. The first evidence of weaving in India dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization, which was active from 3300-1300 BCE.

 

Back then, the main purpose of weaving was to create clothing and fabric for use in everyday life. However, over time, weaving has come to be seen as a form of art, and Indian weavers have become highly skilled at creating beautiful and intricate patterns. The end result is a stunning piece of cloth that can be used for clothing, bedding, or home decor. Wether it is Bengal or Hyderabad, handloom weavers of India have been facing the same kind of problems. From being symbols of cultural expansion to having their thumbs cut off by Englishmen, Indian weavers have endured and persisted through major political upheavals in the subcontinent.

 

Today, weaving is not only a traditional craft but also a popular hobby, enjoyed by many people all over India. There are many different types of weaves, and each has its own unique look and feel. If you're interested in learning more about these amazing art forms, keep reading!

  

List of Weaves in India 

No. State/Union Territory Weaves
1 Gujarat Mashru Weaving
Dhabla Shawl Weaving
Kharad Weaving
Tanchoi Silk Weave
Tangaliya Weave
Patola weave
Pachedi Weave
Kachchh Shawls
Kutch Weaving
2 Rajasthan Dari weaving
Pattu Weaving
Kota Doria Weave
Jaipuri Rajai Weave
3 Jammu and Kashmir Kani Weave
KashmirI Pashmina
Pattu weave
4 Uttar Pradesh Kimkhab Weave
bhadohi carpets
Mirzapur Handmade Dari
Agra durries
Jamdani weaves
Naqsha brocade weaving
Tanchoi
5 Manipur Wangkhei phee weave
Shapee lanphee
6 Karnataka Ilkal Weave
Molkalmuru Silk Weave
Patteda anchu sari weave
Navalgund Durries
Mysore Silk Weave
udupi sarees
7 Leh Ladhakh Challi-Woolen Weaving
8 Punjab Khes Weave
9 Arunachal Pradesh Singpho Weaving
Pailibo Weaving
Mishmi weaving
Tuensung shawls
Apatani
Tsug-dul and Tsug- gdan
10 Haryana Panja Weave
11 Nagaland Chakhesang shawl
Tsungkotepsu
12 Goa Kunbi weave
13 Assam Gadu or Mirijim weave
Bodo Weaving
Eri Silk Weaving
Muga Silk Weaving
14 Maharashtra Himru Weave
Paithani Weave
Ghongadi Weave
Chindi Dhurries
Karvath Kathi Sari Weaving
15 Tamil Nadu Kandagi Weave
Koorainadu weave
Kanchipuram Brocade Weave
Jamakkalam weave
Kodali Karuppur Weave
Kornadu Weave
Arani Silk Weave
Kovai Cora Cotton Weave
Kodambakam
Poornakumbham cotton weaving
16 Himachal Pradesh Galecha
Kullu Shawls
Thobi
Numdha
Gudma
17 Uttarakhand Panchachuli Weave
Chutka Blanket
Loi Blanket
Neetle fibre weaving or bichchu booti weaving
18 Kerala Balarampur Saree Weaving
kasaragod saree weave
Chennamangalam handlooms
Kasavu Sari Weave
19 Dadra and Nagar Haveli
20 Daman and Diu Mat Weaving
21 Lakshadweep
22 Meghalaya Eri weave
Tap-moh khlieh
23 Mizoram Puanchei
Moirang phee
Ngotekherh
Pawndum
Tawlhlohpuan
24 Tripura Laisingphee Weaving
25 Sikkim Lepcha Weave
26 Puducherry
27 Andhra Pradesh Venkatagiri Weave
Annibuta Saree Weave
Uppada Jamdani Weave
Malkha Khadi
Bandarulanka Saree
Dharmavaram Handloom
28 Telangana Pochampalli Ikat Weaving
Gadwal Weave
Telia Rumal
Siddipet gollabama
29 Odisha Bomkai Weave
Sambalpuri Weave
Dhalapathar Parda Weave
Habaspuri Saree
Khandua Weave
Pasapali Saree
30 Bihar

Bhagalpuri Weaving; Sikki Weaving

31 Chattisgarh Kosa Silk Weave
Pata Weave
Champa Silk Weave
32 Madhya Pradesh Chanderi Weave
Maheshwari Weave
33 West Bengal Jamdani Weave
Dhaniakhali Weave
madur kathi weave
Begumpuri Weave
Shantipur/Santipore Weave
Baluchari Weave
34 Jharkhand Kuchai Silk Weave

 

While weaving is an age-old tradition in India, and the variety of weaves is astounding. Whether you're a beginner looking to get into weaving or a seasoned pro, take a weaving masterclass or live workshop with us to immerse yourself in a 360 degree learning experience.

 

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