Kota Doria Saree is a famous textile product, woven in the villages on the outskirts of the Kota
city. It is also popularly known as Masuria Malmal. Maruria means Mysore, the place where the weaving of this particular cloth originated. The weavers from Mysore
were brought to Kota between the 17th and 18th centuries. This saree
is renowned for its transparency and weightlessness. It is worn mostly during summer.
Cotton yarn of different thickness along with silk is used in the weaving. The silk gives the necessary transparency, while cotton provides strength to the fabric. The lack of uniformity in the thickness of the fibers creates geometric patterns in between, which are locally called as ‘khats.’ This saree is also woven using other elaborate patterns. The cloth is dyed after the weaving is done. In some clothes, requiring special patterns, the yarns are dyed in different colors before weaving.