Dhurries, carpets, blankets and rugs are natural fiber on primitive pitlooms in the villages of Kutch. Wankars dexterously weave designs with their hands while the mechanism is worked by foot pedals. The result, gorgeous patterns and remarkable colours combinations. Durries can be made from wool, goat hair and cotton. Colourful quilts and camel comparison are also woven traditionally on pitlooms, shuttle looms and other handlooms. Handloom weaving is an important occupation in villages on the Ahmedabad - Bhavnagar highway.
Totally felted, inlaid 'namdas' and woven 'durries' from Kachchh Kharal, a traditional floorspread from Kachchh, is woven entirely with camel and goat hair. The Sodha community makes 'Ari', embroidered wall hanging and decorative pieces of embroidery.
Where To Buy
A typical market selling these things has come up at Law Garden in Ahmedabad. It is held in the evening and goes on till late night. Visitors throng this market in search of best buy.