A video on the heritage weaving hub of Balaramapuram positioned in Thiruvananthapuram
About 20 kms from Thiruvananthapuram lies the heritage weaving hub of Balaramapuram. That is the place the place the GI-tagged, gossamer-thin handlooms edged with gold, comes from.
In darkish, dusty sheds, on the trademark pit looms of Balaramapuram, the weavers, each women and men weave high quality unbleached cotton fabric with gold borders, remodeling them into lovely dhothis, conventional Kerala set mundu, and Kerala sarees.
Because of two lockdowns, the handloom business right here is hanging by a thread.