splendor of Kullu caps has chanted a spell in the region. Kullu
Cap is a colorful article made out of woolen cloth. The cap is
round in shape, having colorful border on its sides which is woven
on small looms.
- Warp - 2/ 16 Woolen Worsted or blended.
- Weft - 2/ 16 Woolen Worsted or blended.
- Patterning - Warp- 2/ 44's, 2/ 48's Woolen Worsted or Acrylic
& Weft 2/ 32's Woolen Worsted or Acrylic. 2-3 ply and Weave-
2/ 2 twill for plain portion & weft rib for patterning.
Size - Kullu Caps come in the
size of small, medium and large, locally numbered as:
Small- # 2, 3, 4.
Medium- # 5, 6, 7.
Large- #8 & 9.
Sh. Devi Prakash Sharma, who had been working with the Woolen
Development Carding Center, brought in the border caps. Only 20
caps were prepared and exhibited in Dusshera festival in 1967.
They caught the attraction of the people. The border (local patterned
lace) that was exhausted formerly was at this instant brought
into play and that too in a really striking style. The credit
of bringing velvet caps to the Kullu market goes to Sh. Hari Ram
of Himalaya Caps.
The border comes in different designs and colours. In Kullu traditionally
bright colours were used but nowadays vegetable colours are being
The Price of Kullu Caps ranges from Rs. 20 to Rs. 250 or more.
It depends on the pattern in the border and the cloth used.