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  • Title: Weaving On The Handloom
  • Location: Bhagalpur, Bihar
  • Type: Textiles
  • History of Technique or Style: India is the largest producer of tussar in the world. The silkworm Antheraea Mylitta Paphia is reared in wild forests and Bhagalpur is the Tussar weaving capital of the world. This town, the second largest in Bihar is located alongside the Ganges and is known to be home to over 30,000 spinners, dyers and handloom weavers. Woven on pit-looms, the silk also known as kosa is valued for its natural heavy uneven textures and the luminous hues and dimensions created when dyed onto its flat coppery yarn.

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