What is Handloom?
A ‘handloom‘ is a loom that is used to weave cloth without the use of any electricity. Hand weaving is done on pit looms or frame looms generally located in weavers’ homes. … Fabrics woven out of hand spun yarn on handlooms are called “khadi”, while mill spun yarn woven on handlooms are called “handloom” fabrics.

What is Indian handloom?
Brand for promoting traditional hand woven heritage of India and also assuring quality product to the Consumer. India has a long tradition of excellence in making high quality handloom products with extraordinary skills and craftsmanship, which are unparalleled in the world.

How many types of handloom are there?

        Handloom was given different names depending on the mode of operation. It was known as throw-shuttle pit loom. When the workers operates it by throwing the shuttle from one side to the another with either of his hands, sitting on the edges of a small pit in which the heads could be suitably operated with his legs. The improved fly-shuttles which swing the shuttle from one side to the other hy pulling the strings tied to the shuttle-driving cocks on either side. The loom was taken out of the pit and fitted on the frame and hence called Frame loom. Primitive loom where weft is threaded by hand for interlacing the war ends. The vertical looms like woolen blanket looms, weaver looms and tape looms are also included.

Loom is the basic equipment for hand weaving. Broadly speaking, based on their structure and technique of working, the handlooms are classified into four main groups namely primitive looms, pit looms, frame looms, and semi-automatic looms.

  1. This loom has to be known to be in use 600year B.C.
  2. Primitive loom is used for finer yarn.
  3. It is throw shuttle loom.
  4. This loom is made of metal or wood.

                       pit loom

            frame loom

        Semi automatic power loomWhat are the different textiles of India?

Textiles of India

  • KALAMKARI — Andhra Pradesh. …
  • CHIKANKARI EMBOIDERY — Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. …
  • SAMBALPURI FABRIC — Sambalpur, Odisha. …
  • IKAT FABRIC — Pochampalli, Hyderabad. …
  • CHANDERI — Madhya Pradesh. …
  • PAITHANI BROCADE — Aurangabad, Maharashta. …
  • PASHMINA — Kashmir. …
  • PHULKARI — Punjab.
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