Textiles of Maharashtra

Hand-block printing is mostly done in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. Bavasars (as the community is known as ) mainly use natural colours . Bedcovers, Wraps and quilts are the main products . Folk styles are used to make floral and animal designs.

In Ganeshpur tassar-weaving is done by the koshti community.. Tassar silk is called kosa, in Sanskrit. The varieties produced in tassar-weaving are mothe choukada, a design in big squares, and lahan choukada, a weave with smaller squares. The yarns woven contains kosa and mercerized cotton. The gunja salai has diagonal designs and the coloured lines used along with this are green, blue, or orange.