The Melukote silk weaving requires the following tools and raw materials for the making of the silk sarees.
1. Silk Yarns:
Coloured silk yarns provided by Priyadarshani are generally preferred for the making of Saree’s.
2. Phirki (bamboo swift):
It is used to wind the silk yarns uniformly.
3. Fly Shuttle:
It is used insert the weft yarns for weaving.
4. Plastic Pirns:
It is winded with the silk yarns for weaving.
It is winding equipment where the yarns are wound on to the pirns.
6. Punch Cards:
To input the pattern of designs to be woven.
To insert the buta designs in the silk saree.
8. Measuring Tape:
To have an account of the designs to be woven.
9. Small Knife/ Scissors:
To cut the extra yarns of the buta designs.
To apply on the woven fabric surface for strength purpose.