Kuthampully is a traditional cotton weaver's village located on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha in the Thrissur district of Kerala. In 1972, Kuthampully Handloom Industrial Cooperative Society was registered with 102 members. The tradition of Kuthampully handloom was started many years ago by a few weavers (Devengas) from Mysore who were asked to weave dresses for the Maharaja of Cochin.
These weavers were the Devengas who are typically the South Indian weaver community. Now it has 814 members with own building in Kuthampully. In September 2011, the Kuthampully Saree got exclusive Intellectual Property rights through Geographical indication Act.
At present, there are about 800 families who are still engaged in the weaving process of Kuthampully handloom. They are gentle, warm and quiet and are catering to Malayali's all around the world. Every house has its own handloom machine. The Kuthampully sarees is the traditional dress of Kerala for many years now.
The sarees are different from the regular sarees because of the golden embroidery. The texture of the saree depends on the type of thread, thickness and style of weaving. The Kuthuampully village is well known for its Kasavu sarees, mundu, set sarees and dhotis. The products are known for its quality, durability and simplicity.