Tripuri has a skillful boon to create incomparable handicrafts and handlooms. Their products are famous in and outside of Tripura. Handlooms in Tripura are in every house since ancient times. The traditional sarees of Tripura are unique in their designs. They stand unique in its size and the way it is draped among the Tripuri women compared to any other traditional Indian sarees. There are various designer sarees available. They are made of completely cotton yarns, and also sometimes, the zari is included in-between the cotton yarns. A saree with the design named “phoolbodi” that spreads throughout the saree is the costliest and also requires rigorous artistry to weave it. It takes nearly 17-20 days to weave this beautiful designer saree.
Artisan Mr. Jharna Debarna of Tripura is well versed in weaving the traditional Tripura saree. His family is completely involved in the production of weaving products. These artisans use backstrap loom for weaving the sarees. It is the traditional method followed by the artisan’s family to weave. It is an age-old loom that is simple to assemble and very easy to operate. This loom is portable as it is not a permanent fixture and does not have a heavy frame. Such loom is also called a ‘loin loom’.
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