How to spot a fake Gamocha?
GUWAHATI: Much has been talked about fake Gamochas and machine-made Gamochas circulating in the state of Assam.
But the question that arises here is, how to spot a Fake Gamocha?
With these quick simple steps, you can find out if a Gamocha is handloom-made or machine-made:
Step 1: In hand-made Gamochas, there are minute pores or temple mark at the borders of the weaving. But in machine-made Gamochas, there will be a refined finishing.
Step 2: The price of a machine made Gamocha is much cheaper than a hand made Gamocha. A full-length hand-made Gamocha priced at Rs 190 or Rs 210, will be available for Rs 100 to Rs 130 if machine-made.
Step 3: If you burn the border threads of a hand-made Gamocha, it will burn into ashes. But if you burn the threads, and it crumples up, you can be confirmed that it's a polyester mixed Gamocha and not cotton.