Making of Thorth

Thorth is a popular bath towel of Kerala that has been in use for several centuries. Today it is made on both handlooms and power looms. The handloom Thorth is totally green and carbon free. Coconut oil and rice paste is used for strengthening the thread. The processing helps Thorth to absorb water better. However, the total weight of end product, Thorth, is only around 100 gms. It is believed that the wide acceptance of Thorth as a bath towel is due to its light weight and softness, qualities that make it extremely helpful in hair care.