Panipat, a historical town of India, presently known as a city of Handloom was once famous for its khes weaving. These were woven in a double-cloth weave with cotton yarn in a chequered design. The Khes was thick enough to be used more popularly as a bedding material, but also additionally as a shawl or a wrap. With the advent of the power-loom, the handloom sector of Panipat suffered a setback. However, while the carpet and cotton floor spread/dhurie weaving industries survived; Khes weaving has died out owing to its time consuming complex weaving.