Handloom Kota Doria Saree
Handwoven kota doria saree
Product Code: KOTDORIA01
Measurements: Saree: Length – 6.5 meters, Width – 47 inches
Care: Dry Clean Only
Shipping Details: Dispatched in 7 business days
Know about Kota Doria
Kota Doriya or Kota Doria is a type of saree woven at Kota, Rajasthan and Muhammadabad Gohna, Mau in Uttar Pradesh and its nearby areas. The craft originated in Kota, a town in southern Rajasthan. This town has several clusters that have been weaving delicate muslin sarees called Kota Doria or Kota Masuira. Though the saris found in Rajasthan have a high yarn count, Kota is famous for its fine weaves and low yarn count, primarily due to the presence of Chambar, a perennial river, which makes the air moisture-laden. The greenery present in the otherwise dry state and the presence of black soil also contributes the cultivation of excellent quality cotton in the area. Kota has the distinction of being one of the three fine count cotton producing regions in the northern part of India, the other two being Chanderi and Maheshwar.
The sarees made up of square checks in a variety of sizes and colors. Gold zari is also used to make the weave more exquisite and therefore desirable. Various fancy yarns are sometimes inserted for of variety. 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 ‘khat’. Alternative looks can be created by varying this khat size according to the requirements.
The weavers smear onion juice and rice paste with a lot of care into the yarn making the yarn so strong that no additional finishing is needed.
These fine weaves are literally weightless!
Kota Doria has also been deemed as a Geographical Indication (GI) for its uniqueness and its connection to the traditions and customs of the people of the region.