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Different types of tools and raw materials used for Yakshagaana sari weaving are as below:
Pure Cotton is the basic material used in weaving process to make traditional Yakshagaana sari.
A permanent loom structure is constructed using wooden logs and wooden frames. There is no jacquard machine attached for additional design patterns as the sari does not contain any sophisticated design on it. It has traditional checks of two combinational colours.
The cotton yarn bundle is coloured and spun to make spindles. This process is done with the help of a spinning wheel.
The cotton spindles are further inserted into a fly shuttle, to weave the weft of a sari.
The tool is made of bamboo splits and it works as a spool. It is used to reel the cotton yarn from the bundle. This spinning initially, from cotton bundles to spool.
Bamboo poles of different sizes and wooden logs are used in the warping process.
Fabric dye colours are used to colour cotton bundles. Red, yellow and black are the colours used in the entire process.
This is used to process the weft through the opening of the warp shed. These shuttles are ordered from Gujarat.
Natural starch is made of Maida to apply on the cotton threads for stiffness.
A big brush is used to apply starch on the warp threads. This is done to separate and stiffen the cotton threads.