Differentiate Between a Handloom and a Powerloom Lungi

difference between handloom and powerloom

The comparison between powerloom and handloom is very natural and for the right reasons too. Both kinds of stuff are in demand and there are a good number of customers who like to buy handloom as well as powerloom textile but when they have to make a choice between the two, they want to know how to identify what is what. At lungiwala, we get a number of mails and calls from customers who are keen to know about the differences between the two. Most queries are centered on one topic- how to identify whether a lungi is handloom or powerloom.
Every customer who comes to the portal to purchase a lungi wants to be sure about the stuff they are buying. Since it is online shopping, one cannot touch the lungi and figure out whether it is handloom or powerloom. But there is a way through which you can tell what is. If you look carefully you will find that some lungis have very fine holes on them whereas others don’t have any such pattern. Do you know why? This is because of the way they have been woven. The ones that possess fine holes are hand woven or handloom lungis. And no, they are not substandard quality. The holes are there because of the technique used in a handloom.

Handloom Lungi, Powerloom Lungi (from left to right)

A Weaver  makeing a handloom Lungi

A Weaver Makeing a Lungi

In a handloom, the weavers stretch a lungi on both ends with a tool called “Tana” which has needles or similar kind of pins on it. These needles or pins keep the lungi in place so that the weaver can weave the lungi smoothly. And it is because of these very needles that the handloom lungis acquire those fine holes, absent in powerloom lungis. In a powerloom, there is no “Tana” with the needles. Instead, there are long plates that hold the lungi from both sides and do not lead to holes.
So, the holes are the features that distinguish handloom lungis from the ones manufactured by powerloom. The latter are bereft of such holes and possess a flat, holes-free texture. Now, this distinguishing feature is your guidebook to figure out the nature of the lungi when you will be making a purchase. You can go for one based on your need and choice and lungiwala takes pride in telling you that we possess an extensive range in both the segments.
Generally, the handloom lungis are costlier in comparison to the ones woven by powerloom. This is because the handloom takes more time to weave a lungi and thus the production cost is higher. But the benefits of handloom lungis make them worth the price. They come with the guarantee of bubble-free life which is not the case with powerloom lungis. The latter are prone to bubbles and there have been cases when they have developed the burps. Also, the handwoven lungi is very skin friendly and allows air to pass through easily, thereby, keeping your skin cool and hydrated.
So, if you have a thing for handloom lungi and want to purchase one, go ahead with confidence. You know about the identification and benefits.


24 Responses to “Differentiate Between a Handloom and a Powerloom Lungi”

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  3. Rita September 13, 2015 at 11:27 pm #

    Thanks alot for such a clear full explanation of the diffrence between the two, it will help me, while buying the Lungi next time.

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  8. mohan November 4, 2016 at 10:15 am #

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  9. Villa December 5, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    Hello would you mind letting me know what is the difference between 100*100 and 60*60?
    Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

    • LungiWala Editorial Team December 6, 2016 at 9:40 am #

      Thanks for reading the article. and please read this FAQs. If you still have any query then please let us know we ‘ll try to assist you.

    • Mypelikat June 14, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

      The different is the yarn. 100×100 is finer than 60×60. There is also 80×80 which rather not available by Lungiwala. These three are with the handloom production. As time goes by 100×100 would be softer and should be handled with care. That’s why the longevity is rather less than 60×60.

      • LungiWala Editorial Team June 15, 2017 at 10:56 am #

        Yes, you are absolutely correct.
        And the reason why we don’t sell 80×80 product because of very low demand, customer rather prefer 100×100 over 80×80; more over the price gap is also very marginal so most of the customer prefer 100×100 product.

        • Mypelikat September 12, 2017 at 8:13 am #

          However, based on my purchases from Lungiwala, there is a brand that produced 100×100 handloom rather similar that of 80×80 in my possession. The Azad brand is finer than Chank in 100×100 superfine handloom category. But Chank has more variety of designs. So, I would like to shop another in near future.

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  16. Mypelikat June 14, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

    I just received mine and proud to own one even though it quite pricy since I live far from India. I feel very satisfied caused Lungiwala has made my dream come true to own 100×100 superfine handloom and also managed to settle my purchased via credit card. Before that I thought it was impossible to purchase because it onlysell within India only. Thanks Lungiwala.

    • LungiWala Editorial Team June 15, 2017 at 10:58 am #

      We are glad that you liked our product. 🙂
      Hope to see you again soon.

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