What is used in mat weaving?
The weaving process involves a cotton warp with individual strands of grass inserted by hand. This is the traditional style of weaving the mat, done on a simple frame. A flat piece of wood is used to pack it in place. The grass is dampened to make it supple before inserting it in the weft.
What is the importance of mat weaving?
Mat weaving is an important traditional handicraft of Tamil Nadu which is famous for its korai dry-grass mats. The weaving also takes enormous time and patience on the part of the weaver. Men and women of the Muslim community weave these famous fine mats only in pattamadai of Tirunelveli District.
Where did mat weaving come from?
As one of the most ancient manual industries of Khoorobiabanak, mat weaving has been done there since long ago as a secondary profession beside the main job of agriculture. The existence of large gardens of palm trees in this region has caused mat weaving to be known as a native profession in this township.