A RENDEZVOUS WITH WEAVES

Where: Andhra Pradesh
What: A traditional Mangalagiri weave, decked with a zari border, is woven on a loom that uses a pit dug into the ground. The weaver uses the pedal, placed under the ground, to apply pressure to ensure an even, close-knit weave. Since the handlooms are labour intensive, most have been replaced with power looms. However, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh still houses a few handlooms. Observe the painstaking process, which begins right from dying o ..

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