Culture trail

Myriad hues of the Chettinad cotton saree

Chettinad as you must have been following is not only famous for its food but also the art. The signature Chettinad cotton is fine piece of handwoven saree with intricate patterns.

I got a chance to visit the handloom where these sarees are made and met this lady to understand how these sarees are woven. She spends one full day (8-9 hours) to make a saree. You can make out the pride in her eyes when she says it is handwoven and not machine made in a power loom. So interesting to talk to her as I get to learn how the Chettinad cotton is hand woven. Watch this clip

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