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Handlooms: Loi & Dohru (Gents shawl and woolen blankets)


Loi
A Loi or Chaddar is a gents shawl, woven in a light woolen fabric in different sizes and colors.

It is clad around and above the shoulders and is commonly made of mill- spun textile and occasionally of hand spun wool.

Technical Specifications of a Loi:
Yarn used:
1. Warp - 2/ 48's to 2/ 64's Woolen Worsted, Angora.
2. Weft - 2/ 48's to 2/ 64's Woolen Worsted, Angora, Rabbit Wool, Pashmina, etc.
Size - 1.15 Mt. X 2.30 Mt., 1. 30Mt. X 2. 60 Mt., 1.40Mtr. X 2.80 Mtr.
Weave - 2/ 2 Twill
Weight - 550 gms to 650 gms.

Dohru
Dohru is a long woolen blanket, woven in coarse wool. It is by and large made from local wool in checks and bands.

Certain blankets are woven on frame loom, while certain dohrus are woven on pitloom in two portions of half width and later joined from the center with splendid and intricate stitching.

Technical Specifications:
Yarn Used:
1. Warp - 2/ 16's to 2/ 22's Woolen Worsted, Angora.
2. Weft - 2/ 16's to 2/ 22's Hand Spun.
Size - 1.40 Mt. X 3.6 Mt., 0.8 Mt. X 2.0 Mt., 0.9 Mt. X 2.15 Mt.
Weave - 2/ 2 Twill, plain
Weight - 650 gms to 800 gms.
 


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