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Tangaliya Weaving

Tangaliya is 700 years old traditional hand weaving technique, Legend tells us that centuries ago, in the stark landscape of Saurashtra, a Bharwad man married a woman from the weaver community amidst great opposition from both sides. Nevertheless, it was a marriage that would forever influence the rich tapestry of Indian craft. The children born to them were known as Dangasia, born of shepherds and weavers, and they created the art of Tangaliya weaving.

Tangaliya is a labor-intensive and painstaking process. Contrasts colored threads are twisted onto a group of four to five threads of Warp, creating dana, or bead work. The geometric patterns give the impression of delicate embroidery, but are actually weaving. The weavers’ fingers sense exactly the right number of warp threads and twist extra weft around them. The result is a glorious geometric pattern, tiny, white dots lighting up rich, dark fabrics.