The Vankars or weavers of Kutch weave colorful threads on the loom, with the yarn coming from Bhujodi, Ludhiana, Rajasthan and Ahmedabad. The Vankars are Meghwal migrants who came to Kutch in Gujarat from Rajasthan 500 years ago. Traditionally, the weavers depended on the Rabaris for woolen fleece from sheep and on Ahirs for cotton and in exchange weaved colorful patterned shawls or dhablos for them. Today, the Vankars of Kutch use kala cotton and other yarns to create magic in new formats like stoles, sarees and yardage, keeping their beautiful weave relevant in a changing landscape. Featuring kala cotton - a strain indigenous to India – and other handloom cotton textiles, Jaypore’s collection of softly textured handwoven sarees, stoles and dupattas was made in Kutch. Each piece reflects Jaypore’s subtle aesthetic and the label’s commitment to preserving the handloom textiles of India.