National Handloom Day is observed on August 7th every year In India. The day is dedicated to honour the handloom weaving communities across nation for their contribution to the socio-economic development of the country.
The handloom industry is the 2nd largest employment provider for rural India and we are the only country in the world which produces all four commercially known silks which are Mulberry, Tussar, Eri & Muga.
By now you must be tempted to buy some of your own handlooms, worry not, you're at the right place, we'll help you walk through Best Indian Cities where you can find the Best handloom products, be it a saree for an upcoming event or a gift for your loved one.
Also known as Banaras, Varanasi is a beautiful city in Uttar Pradesh, North India. The place is famous for its Banarasi silk Sarees, zari & brocades.
It is one of the most colourful place you can find gold and silver threads woven into the saree. The perfect place for a wedding outfit!
Surat is situated in Gujarat, India. The city is known for its textile industries across nation, famous for handloom and diamond market. If you're looking for a large variety of handloom woven clothes to choose from? Surat is your city!
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Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city is known for its rich Mughal-influenced culture. It's famous for amazing Chikankari handloom skill. Lucknow is the only place where this craft is still practiced, so if you're looking for some chikankari glam in your outfits, you know where to go.
Kota is a city in Rajasthan which is famous for its educational institutions. But, did you know it is also famous for Kota Weave? In the handloom industry, kota weave is famous just by its name. It's also home to a fabric named Kota Doria which is a type of sari garment made of cotton & silk having sqaure like patterns called khats.
Chennai, situated in Tamil Nadu, India, is a textile goldmine with almost all variety of fabrics available here. Kanchipuram & Arani rule the market, including zari. Chennai also is the house of 80% of the spinning industry of India, making best handloom sarees.
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The pink city of India, known for its forts & hot weather, is also known for its beautiful aesthetic and charm that it shows in the handloom products.
The kind of fabric mostly in business here is Bandhni along with gota patti, zari and kinari work. Planning a travel outing? Don't forget to visit the pink city.
Panipat is a city in Haryana. Known as the handloom hub of India, the city produces handlooms & textile products which of them mostly are home decor. The products are exported to countries like Canada, Japan, Germany, Australia etc.