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The Handloom industry in Kerala is a work of art in itself! Fine weaving and handspun cotton have been the landmarks of Chennamangalam for years. Named after its village of origin, Chennamangalam handloom is renowned for its quality. Kerala Saris that are symbolic of Kerala’s culture and traditions are the highlight product of this handloom industry. The weaving is done in a distinct style, with special treatment to the thread, using a special paste, which makes the fabric strong and long lasting. While the distinct style of these saris is renowned all over Kerala, only artificial dyes are used to make them. The Blue Yonder introduced and facilitated the use of natural dyes to local weavers in a co-operative society.
Follow our footsteps to learn more about the wonderful history of this traditional industry, hear their story in their own voice, and unearth the hidden secrets of their trade.
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