The white silk dhoti of Salem in Tamil Nadu is a special variety of handloom products from this area. Pure mulberry silk, normally obtained from Karnataka (Bengaluru and Mysore), is used in the warp and weft. Pure zari or “half fine” (imitation zari) is used in the border, which is unique to this range. The silk dhoties are famous for their lustre, whiteness, technical excellence and novelty of the border designs. They are woven on pit looms/raised pit looms. The border design in extra warp is woven with the help of the lattice dobby.