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About Handwoven Gamucha

Gamucha, also known as gamcha or gamocha is a traditional cotton towel found in India, Bangladesh as well as various parts of South and Southeast Asia. Initially it was commonly known as the ‘sweat towel’ as its most popular use was to wipe sweat or dry the body after bathing. It is produced as a primary handloom product by traditional weavers and has all members of the weavers’ families who keep the loom going. There are different kinds of gamucha such as the ‘Makki Gamucha’ which is named after a distinct butterfly like ornament on one end of the fabric. This thin coarse material is made into multiple products such as towels, scarves, loin cloth, dhoti, sarees and dupattas.




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