Kota sarees is a soft fine cotton fabric with a gauze like texture. It is characterised by translucent small checks in the fabric. Kota is a town in Rajasthan.
Available at Jaipur:- Ranas, Rattan Deep
Available at Delhi:- Rajasthali
Shops in Chennai:- Signora Sarees, Man Mandir
These fabrics are manufactured in Kota in Rajasthan and in some places in UP. Doria means thread in Hindi. Kota Doria means threads from Kota. Sarees, salwar kameez and dupattas are very popular during the summer months. They are light weight and ideal for hot and humid conditions.
The special weaving style of this fabric makes it very light and sturdy. It is believed that onion juice and rice paste are spread on the cotton yarn to make it strong. The light texture not with standing the fabric is quite sturdy.
They come in beautiful pastel colours with contrast borders. There is Kota sarees with zari and Kota sarees with embroidery that are trending these days. Skirts and kurtas with Kota fabrics are also popular.
Home furnishing items such as curtains are also made with these fabrics.