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Government Of Meghalaya
West Jaintia Hills Districts

Handloom

Items made year wise : kindly note that the price list varies every year

Items made Year-wise Quantity made Selling price Selling Places Exhibitions held
Lungi 1.2*1.65 mtrs 2000-2001 278 pieces Rs.125*278=Rs.34,750 Sold in Different Departmental Centers. Participated in the Exhibition organized by the General Manager District Industries Center, Jowai.     Participated in the Exhibition organized by the General Manager District Industries Centre, Jowai and Meghalaya Apex Handloom Weavers and Handicraft Cooperative federation Ltd.Shillong  
2001-2002 151 pieces Rs.120*151=Rs.18,120
2002-2003 167 pieces Rs.120*167=Rs. 20,040
2004-2005 175 pieces Rs.160 per piece
2005-2006 155 pieces Rs.160 per piece
Gamcha 1*1.5 mtrs 2000-2001 345 pieces Rs.35*345=Rs. 12,075
2001-2002 848 pieces Rs.40*848=Rs. 33,920
2002-2003 281 pieces Rs.45*281=Rs. 12,645
2004 -2005 360 pieces Rs.60 per piece
2005-2006 450 pieces Rs.60 per piece
Bedcover 1.5*2.5 mtrs 2000-2001 153 pieces Rs.170*153=Rs. 26,010
2001-2002 137 pieces Rs.175*137=Rs. 23,975
2002-2003 123 pieces Rs.170*123=Rs. 20,910
2004 -2005 250 pieces Rs.190 per piece
2005-2006 160 pieces Rs.185 per piece
Bedsheet 1.5*2.5 mtrs 2000-2001 256 pieces Rs.120*256=Rs. 30,720
2001-2002 663 pieces Rs.110*663=Rs. 72,930
2002-2003 470 pieces Rs.125*470=Rs. 58,750
2004 –2005 355 pieces Rs.150 per piece
 2005-2006 385 pieces Rs.160 per piece
Woollen Blanket 1.5*2.35 mtrs 2000-2001 35 pieces Rs.340*35=Rs. 11,900
2001-2002 39 pieces Rs.320*39=Rs. 12,480
2002-2003 12 pieces Rs.320*12=Rs. 3,840
2004 -2005 25 pieces Rs.360 per piece
2005-2006 30 pieces Rs.360 per piece
Woolen Shawl 1.2*2.25 mtrs 2000-2001 50 pieces Rs.320*50=Rs. 16,000
2001-2002 32 pieces Rs.240*32=Rs. 7,680
2002-2003 46 pieces Rs.290*46=Rs. 13,340
2004 -2005 45 pieces Rs. 350 per piece_
2005-2006 40 pieces Rs.350 per piece
Ladies Shawl 1.15*2 mtrs 2000-2001 35 pieces Rs.150*35=Rs. 5,250
2001-2002 32 pieces Rs.150*32=Rs. 4,800
2002-2003 52 pieces Rs.185*52=Rs. 9,620
2004 -2005 125 pieces Rs.165 per piece
2005-2006 - -
Eri Shawl Mixed Cotton 1.15*2 mtrs 1999-2000 23 pieces Rs.62*23=Rs. 1,426
2001-2002 - -
2002-2003 - -
2004 -2005 - -
2005-2006 - -
Curtain  2000-2001 145 metres Rs.60*145=Rs. 8700
2001-2002 49 metres (cotton curtains) Rs.30*49=Rs. 1470
2002-2003 163 metres Rs.60*163=Rs. 9780
2004 -2005 245 metres Rs.65 per metre
2005-2006 45 metres Rs.65 per metre
Jain Kyrshah  2000-2001 - -
2001-2002 25 metres Rs.45*25=Rs. 1,125
2003 -2004 33 metres Rs.34*33=Rs. 1122
2004-2005 175 metres Rs.56 per metre
2005-2006 160 metres Rs.56 per metre
Kitchen Napkin 0.6*0.6 2000-2001 288 pieces Rs.10*288=Rs. 2880
2001-2002 119 pieces Rs.15*119=Rs. 1,785
2002-2003 474 pieces Rs.15*474=Rs. 7,110
2004 -2005 115 pieces Rs.15 per piece
2005-2006 150 pieces Rs.15 per piece
Markin 2000-2001 1083 metres Rs.28*1083=Rs. 30,324
2001-2002 756 metres Rs.28*756=Rs. 21,168
2002-2003 380 metres Rs.28*380=Rs. 10,640
2004 -2005 525 metres Rs.32 per metre
2005-2006 650 metres Rs.32 per metre
Shirting 2000-2001 119 metres Rs.50*119=Rs. 5950
2001-2002 24 metres Rs.45*24=Rs. 1080
2002-2003 - -
2004-2005 190 metres Rs. 60 per metre
2005-2006 120 metres Rs.60 per metre
Thohsaru 1.2*1.65 mtrs 2000-2001 21 pieces Rs.75*21=Rs. 1,575
2001-2002 45 pieces Rs.60*45=Rs. 2,700
2002-2003 - -
2004 -2005 60 metres Rs.50 per metre
2005-2006 75 metres Rs.50 per metre
Jainsem 1.2*1.65 mtrs 2000-2001 63 pieces Rs.45*63=Rs. 2835
2001-2002 25 pieces Rs.65*25=Rs. 1,625
2003 –2004 34 metres Rs.60*34=Rs. 2,040
2004-2005 - -
2005-2006 - -
Scarf 1.5*0.65 mtrs 2000-2001 7 pieces Rs.70*7=Rs.490
2001-2002 - -
2002-2003 - -
2004 -2005 - -
2005-2006 35 pieces Rs.80 per piece
Boro Dress 1999-2000 12 pieces Rs.179*12=Rs. 2148
2001-2002 - -
2002-2003 - -
2004 -2005 - -
2005-2006 - -
Towel  2000-2001 - -
2001-2002 46 metres Rs.40*46=Rs. 1840
2002-2003 - -
2004 -2005 - -
2005-2006 - -
Cotton Check 2000-2001 - -
2001-2002 - -
2003 -2004 46 metres Rs.38*46=Rs. 1748
 2004-2005 - -
2005-2006 - -

Source : District Handloom Officer, Jowai

 

Picture Gallery

3 districts of the State of Meghalaya
The Design showing the Symbolic representation of the 3 districts of the State of Meghalaya
A shawl
A shawl weaved to its best....showcasing the artistic abilities of the weavers
Muga cloth exotic patterns woven
Some of the exotic patterns woven to create the authentic Muga cloth from local silk
The District Handloom Officer and staff
The District Handloom Officer and staff at work.
the bread earner
The Handlooms ...the bread earner.
Items woven Items woven in the Handloom Centre-Jowai
The number of items showcased here are actually woven in the Handloom Centre-Jowai. These include the items mentioned in the Item details Link above.
hand spinning of threads
The hand spinning of threads as the staffs and weavers prepare to weave yet another magical pattern....

As a matter of fact, most of these items are sold in all departmental centers at minimal prices. The need to train more weavers is important from the point of view that a lot of the weaving activities are seeing a set-back in most urban and rural areas of the State on the whole. Where jobs are a scarcity, this could well grow up to be yet another bread earning source for most men and women.