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Woven ⋮ Koto Doria

Woven ⋮ Kota Doria

The inclusion of Kota Doria fabric, a traditional Indian handloomed fabric, in the INJIRI clothing range, is both a charming addition and a beautiful detail which surprises and delights. It is transparent and delicate and considered to be one of finest open weave fabrics in India - comfortable and thin with an airy feel and gauzy texture.

Kota Doria is a distinctive woven fabric with a unique square-checked pattern crafted on fine silk, cotton or a blend of these two fibres. The cotton provides strength to the fabric, while silk makes it more lustrous and lends it a softer touch.

Kota, a town situated in the southern parts of Rajasthan, hosts several clusters, where delicate muslin saris are woven, called Kota Doria. The word ‘dori’ literally translated from Hindi, meaning `threads’.

The fabric is made up of square checks in a variety of sizes and colours. Different beating of cotton and silk yarns results in a characteristic Kota Doria look. A square comprising 14 yarns - eight of cotton and six of silk - makes the most common Kota Doria, referred to as a `khat’. 

This light woven fabric made of these woven squares or khats, are still handwoven on traditional pit looms in Kaithoon near Kota in Rajasthan and in some of the surrounding villages. 

The chequered weave of a Kota sari is very popular. They are very fine weaves and weigh very little.

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