Kota Doria

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Known for its signature square-like patterns called “khat,” Kota Doria (Kota Doriya) is still hand woven on traditional pit looms in Kaithoon (Kethun), near Kota, Rajasthan. It is believed that, the original Kethun weavers were brought in from Mysore, by the ruler Maharao Kishore Singh, of the erstwhile state of Kotah, in the 17th century. Hence the weave is also called ‘Kota Masuria.’ In the present day, about 90% of the handloom weavers comprise of women, who spend a part of the day weaving from the comforts of their home, in addition to their household chores.


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