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Payyanur is largely known for the huge varieties of cotton products that is made here. Specially known for the cotton products that the weavers make by the Handlooms. The climatic conditions of Kannur largely supports for the making of cotton materials. There are large varieties of cotton products made with initial to the end process in this region itself.
Some of the woven materials of Payyanur are Kaavi mundu (dhoti), Thorthus (Bath towels), Lungi, Saree, Shirting material etc. It is generally made with various designs as per the day to day regular need of the people around. The length of the Kaavi mundu measures around 1.8 – 2.10mts of length with cost varying from INR. 220 – INR. 258. The length of the Thorthus measures around 1- 1.5 mts with cost of about INR. 65 – INR. 100. Saree measures around 5.5 mts with cost of about INR. 1200- INR. 1500.