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Implementing Agency

Trichy Handloom Cluster
Textiles committee,
Mumbai, Maharashtra


About Cluster :

The weaving activity was initiated in 1409, during the regime of Gaur Ganesh Danu Mardhandev. Saree weaving was practiced during 1683 - 1694 during the ruling of Nadia king Rudra Roy. The production got systematized and was well organized leading to good recognition during the period of Mughal empire. Saree was exported to Afghanistan, Iran, Arab Greece & Turkey. The healthy trend continued till the early twentieth century.

The British controlled the industry through their East India Company. Those who opposed were severely punished. Finally the control of East India Company came to an end with the intervention of Governor General Kolkata, for the Common representation of grief of the united weavers.