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Khesh is an ancient weaving technique that entails cutting old sarees into thin strips, with the warp using fresh thread and the weft using the thin strips of the saree. Cotton sarees are collected by weavers, and it is the women who patiently tear the saree into several long strips. It is the weaver’s responsibility to balance the warp with the weft and make designs. These handloom cotton fabrics are hand woven, and the asymmetry brings a uniqueness to the weave.

This traditional form of weaving finds its root in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. The beauty of the khesh fabric is that the colour of the recycled fabric keeps changing, withing every single meter of fabric, adding to its uniqueness.

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