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Dharwad, in Karnataka, has sparked interest in a new type of cotton product. Thanks to pioneering experiments in developing these colored cotton fabrics. Dharwad's Handloom Pure Cotton Saree is soft, thin cotton in a variety of natural colors.

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Process of Dharwad Weaving

Dharwad Saree is a hand-woven fabric made from cotton or a combination of cotton and silk, and pure silk. Used exclusively for making sari blouses, this hand-woven fabric is easily recognized by its small white intricate motifs and its distinctive reddish-purple border. Dharwad Cotton Saree is richly woven from the Dharwad district of Karnataka with bright colors and traditional borders.

Dharwad Weaving of Karnataka

This style was born in the 7th century in the western part of Karnataka in the Dharwad region. This is the true origin of the name Dharwad Sarees. The name has a very Kannada feel that means cotton. This literally means handmade from cotton thread. Its embroidery design has its origins in the Ikat sari, a variety of cotton sari found in the Ikat region. The tradition was to give the bride a blue embroidered cotton sari. This was later extended to silk varieties. Today, many silk sari and pulses are stabbed with Kasuti embroidery.

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