Negamam, a village, with a strong and rich weaving tradition will be our destination for the Handloom weaving village experience where we will be witnessing skilful artisans at work, who have perfected the art of weaving sarees using knowledge handed over many generations.
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The tour starts at the house where they hand-dye Cotton yarn. The yarn is then twisted onto a wooden hank and cleansed with hot water before immersing it into the colourful dye. The once plain cotton yarn is now painted in colourful hues and is ready to be warped.
DIY: If you feel like getting your hands all messed up, you are welcome to soak them in beautiful colours.
In the nearby house, the dyed yarn is inserted over-and-under the large looms spirally, to produce warped yarns for weaving.
At the weaver’s house, you will get to know how the actual Saree takes shape. Witness the mastery of ancient art flow through the artisan’s fingers, as he weaves the Saree with meticulous care. As painstaking as it seems, an interaction with them and their family will reveal the bitter hardships faced by them to sustain their ancestral tradition, that’s in steep decline.
End the tour with a visit to the leading Wholesale Saree store in the vicinity, one of the largest suppliers of handloom woven Sarees to leading ethnic brands across the country. Here, you can show your support for the artisans by buying exclusive hand-woven Cotton before they are put on display at exclusive brand showrooms.
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