Hand-Loom

Hand looming is a craft technique which requires focus, patience and years of practise in order to produce beautifully soft and bright fabrics. Made in villages outside of Kolkata, the cotton is firstly hand-spun and then hand dyed before being delivered to each weavers house where they keep their wooden looms. This means they are able to work flexibly from home, fitting their weaving around family commitments. Hand looming is incredibly time consuming; in a day, each person can weave around four meters of fabric, which is roughly enough to make one dress. Once finished, the fabric has a richness in texture unique to the hand looming process.