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Ayiram Butta

This traditional weave called “ayiram butta” (thousand motifs) has fine checks alternating with mayil (peacock) and rudraksh motifs, which call for intricate weaving skills.

The cotton sari also known as “kandaangi” is unique in the dramatic and spontaneous use of color and pattern, with bold checks, stripes and contrasting hues. Vibrancy and weight are its distinguishing factors.

Originating from Tamil Nadu, these saris were traditionally woven in silk, cotton is a recent innovation.

Related Weaves


For the Angami tribe of Nagaland, weaving is not just a craft, it is a way of life; A passion pursued, especially by women, at the home loom and an art of the few; a skill that they feel so deeply about that they compete with each other to achieve excellence.

Bomkai Silk

Bomkai silk is a handloom sari from Bomkai in the Ganjam district of Odisha, India. These saris are woven on a pit loom and are also known as the Sonepuri.

Sanganeri Block Prints

Named after the village of Sanganer in Rajasthan, Sanganeri prints are deeply reminiscent of ancient, exquisitely landscaped baugs (gardens).

Sambalpuri Cotton

Sambalpuri fabric is created by an original style of craft known as Baandha. Traditionally, craftsmen created Baandha with images of flora or fauna or with geometrical patterns.