Silk Weavers

KANCHIPURAM Reddy Pettai Street, Chinna Kanchipuram.


The style and form of this house is common to many communities throughout Chengelpet District. The colours used are the same as those in the original house.

The traditional craftsmen, including the weavers, do not separate their workspace from their home. The reeling and twisting of the thread as well as the preparation of the loom and weaving are all done in the main space of the house. Work activities are stopped to accommodate any major ritual, wedding or festivity. These are celebrated in the area where the loom is installed.