"In the products of the hand loom the magic of man's living fingers finds its expression, and its hum harmonizes with the music of life." - Rabindranath Tagore
The yarn (either unbleached "kora" or dyed using natural dyes) is wound on bobbins of two different sizes - one used for the weft and the other for design setting for the warp. The bobbin is wound manually using a hand operated wheel. The bobbins of various colours are then loaded onto a design setting rack. Depending on the design of the warp, it is then fed into the loom to make a "doli", which is then mounted onto the frame loom.
A hand operated wooden frame loom is used to weave the warp (doli that is loaded) and the weft to produce the desired patterns. Depending on the reed and pick of the fabric, the resultant fabric strength, density is controlled. A frame loom can produce about 240 metres of fabric with one "doli" or bundle. Depending on specific designs, some additions, called "dobby" can be made to the loom to create the desired patterns.
The post loom processes vary depending on the intended garment or finished product like stitching, block printing, Embroidery (Kasuthi), Tie-dyeing, Shrinking and Ironing.