and vivacious handloom products of Kullu Valley have been its
pride ever since ages. The shawls, pattus, mufflers, borders,
blankets and local tweed depict the tough and persevered lifestyle
of the aborigines.
is most valued in the midst of handlooms. Both women and men put
on this light woollen stuff, measuring 1x2 metres in size. When
worn by men it is called 'Chadder' and when by women it is called
'shawl'. Kullu shawl is made out of merino, angora, pashmina or
local sheep wool. The valley also promotes Kinnauri shawls.
is a blanket worn by the womenfolk over their clothes and fastened
with local silver broaches called 'boomini'. A pattu looks like
a shawl but is thicker and heavier than a shawl.
is worn by both men and women and comes in differing sizes for
both. These are woven on looms smaller than the one used for shawls.
is gent's shawl, woven in light woolen fabric. A dohru is used
as a blanket and is woven out of coarse wool.
is short- width local tweed, usually used in making of pants and
coats. It has an apt length and is 18" or 20" or 22" in width.
Originally womenfolk used patti as pattu and man wove coats and
pajamas out of it.
The worth of the handlooms counts on the quality of wool, color
grouping and the patterns.
Refer to Handicrafts
section of kullu.net
for detailed information on handlooms and handicrafts of Kullu