Situated on the northern bank of River Brahmaputra, around 30 km away from Guwahati, the weavers' village of Sualkuchi is popularly called the centre of Assam's textiles. Pat silk and Muga silk are two popular kinds of silks used. Since it has been declared as a Handloom Heritage Village, it is a great tourist stopover. It is known for its handwoven fabrics created following techniques that are centuries old. The mekhela chadors woven here are very popular and most of them sport the popular kinkhaap design, which comprises two front-facing lions. It is said this design has been in use since the times of the Ahom kings. The chadors are also decorated with patterns of flowers, creepers etc. Lined with bamboo houses, the rustic village is a birdwatcher's paradise as well.

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