Ooty: Toda Embroidery

These striking fabrics are produced by the Toda women living in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu. Glancing only briefly at them in Ooty shops I had presumed the patterns were woven, but visiting this village beyond Koranur I found that the designs are embroidered onto cream cloth.

To learn how these women use a needle and thread to produce designs that appear to be woven, visit Toda Embroidery Techniques

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