For generations, the Shauka and the Bora Kuthalia communities have been involved in hand spinning and weaving of natural fibres like wool, pashmina and hemp. They traditionally use drop spindles and foot operated Bageshwari spinning wheels for spinning yarns. For weaving, pit looms and waist looms were used traditionally. Some of the traditionally made products are Tibetan sheep wool carpets and blankets, hemp fibre sacks and floor coverings.

The knowledge and use of natural dyes is also native to the Shauka community, although the colour palette of these dyes was limited to browns, yellows and pink.


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