Kota Doria – Royal Fabric of Rajasthan

Kota Doria or Dori is unique mix of cotton and silk. Cotton add strength to the fabric and silk add the shine. Name itself explain its origin. Kota it’s the city where it is originated,  and doria mean fine thread. Kota Doria is used highly in Sarees, Salwar suits, Dhotis, head gear, lehengas and home furnishing

History of Kota Doria

Kota Doria has an interesting history. In 17th or 18th Century Prince of Kota Rao Kishore Singh, who was also General in Mughal army  of Shah Jahan bought some weavers family from Mysore. These weavers were called ‘Masurias’. These families were settled in Kaithoon village just outside Kota. This resulted in the fine art which we know as ‘Kota Doria’. Kota Doria fabric was always the royal fabric of rajasthan.  Intially it was wore as hear gear by royal court members. Later it was used as Dhoti, much later it became famous as Sarees.

In the present time around 3000 families still live in Kaithoon and still earn their earning by weaving of Kota Doria.


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