Wool and Cotton Shawls - Weaving

A specialty of Kutch in Gujarat are the beautiful shawls woven in wool, tie dyed and embroidered with mirror inserts similar to the motifs which run the length of the textile. These shawls were traditionally made of rough wool. The main colors used in the tie dye of this region are yellow, green, red and back. More recently the weavers have started experimenting with combination of cottons and silks.
Traditional designs are a distinctive style with bands of simple geometric shapes such as stripes, diamonds, triangles, star shapes, and chevrons.