Attention to detail is a must in handloom weaving as one mistake can affect the entire design. In the above image, Karnati Narasimha weaves a saree on a handloom at his household workshop.
Weavers can be seen applying natural adhesives to the yarn. The process is known as street sizing.
The weaver is seen using a spinning wheel as she transforms hank yarn to linear form wound onto bobbins.
Karnati Manemma spins yarn with a hand spinning process in her household workshop.
Weavers P Venkatesham (L) and P Eshwaramma dye the yarn using natural dyes.
In the above image, Vanam Pavani works on a spinning wheel as she winds weft yarn.
A young weaver wraps yarn around a circular warping drum in her household workshop. The village elders say the younger generation do not find weaving lucrative enough and are moving out to cities in search of alternate professions.
(With inputs from Agence France-Presse)