is a short- width local tweed, impervious to snow, rain and wind.
This coarse fabric is made of sheep wool and is generally used
for making coats and pants. For making 'cholas'(male gown), patti
weaved of fine wool is used which is obtained from the first shearing
Initially the people of Kullu used to weave Patti to fulfill
the bare necessity of covering their body and protecting themselves
of the severe cold. Menfolk wove out coats and suthan (pajamas)
for themselves and the women used it as pattus
Men also made Caps out of Patti. Originally
it was woven in natural wool colours of black, white and grey.
Better-quality worsted yarn is used for weaving local tweed.
It is woven on the handloom and is 18'' or 20'' or 22''wide, having
an apt length. In order to prevent it from furthur shrinkage it
is heavily milled after weaving.
Price of Patti ranges from Rs. 200- Rs. 300 per meter.