How Kaithun women weave together Kota Doria saree’s delicate legacy on their looms

Shabnam Bano with a Kota Doria saree she made at a workshop in Kaithun (left). A Bundi art-inspired Doria saree at Mohammad Sharif’s workshop (right).

Kahat Kabir kaargah tori

Sootahi soot milaaye kori

(The weaver joins together raw threads on the warp and weft of her loom to gift us the fabric we call life).

So said 15th century weaver-poet Kabir.

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