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Pattamadai Lebbai Mat Weavers Co-operative Society


Pattamadai Lebbai Mat Weavers Co-operative Society

Pattamadai is a special grade town panchayat that falls under the Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu. An important institution synonymous with the town is the Pattamadai Lebbai Mat Weavers Co-operative Society. The society was incorporated in 1953 with 300 weavers. Members of the society are primarily engaged in hand weaving of artistic Pattamadai mats while they also train artisans keen to learn the craft. The mats are handwoven using the unique Pattamadai grass native to the region with pain-staking efforts. While fine cotton or silk threads are used in the weft,...

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