The hand-woven Kutchi Stole can use the adjective majestic in the most righteous way. Woven in earthy bright shades using raw wool gives warmth even when the temperatures are dropping. The Stole is truly majestic not only for its looks but also for the involved process.
The men are engaged in weaving the Stole but the women prepare the warp thread. The yarns are first starched with wheat flour and wild onions to give it the right strength and durability. The threads are then combed to give them a coarse finish and this adds to the beauty of the Stole. The women rhythmically move their hands on the wand over the wooden frame called chautka. The process is tedious and thereby the end result is truly worth the effort. The intersection of tana and bana gives a blend of elegance and comfort on cosy winter mornings and amidst the hills when you are out for a mountain day out. Needless to say, it is one piece of its kind with a distinctly natural feel.