Our Korai Mats are weaved with the help of Handlooms and Powerlooms. Handlooms are generally of a simple construction. Historically, handloom mat weaving has long been a low cost cottage industry and a complementary source of income for agricultural and other rural workers. Mostly women are involved in the process of Handloom Mat Weaving.
Korai Mat Manufacturing is a tedious and long process, which is carried out Traditionally in Tamil Nadu. The patterns and designes are usually fixed by the experienced Weavers based upon their understanding of demands of patterns of the larger market, personal preference of a wholesale Traders and individuals who place a large order.
The Korai Mats made in Tamilnadu have cotton warps and Korai wefts. To make such mats the Korai is soaked in running water for up to a week until it begins to rot, the central pith is then scraped off and each stem split into fine strands, dried and dyed. The finer the mat desired, the longer the korai needs to soak and the thinner the weft strands will be. The number of warp threads also increases with finer mats.