A traditional cotton weaver’s village with around 600 Brahmin families, Kuthampully is well known for kasavu handloom weaving. Kuthampully saris are a favourite among womenfolk not only in Kerala, but also in other parts of the country.
Kuthampully Handloom Industrial Cooperative Society was registered in Kuthampully village, on the banks of the legendary Bharathapuzha, in the Thiruvilwamala Panchayat , in the year 1972 with 102 members. They followed the traditional path in the early days and their different kinds of Indian clothings like kasavu double dhoti, veshti and set mundu became popular. Later on, embroidery techniques have been deftly applied on traditional Kuthampully sarees to produce designer ones. At present around 3000 people are employed in this sector mostly through cooperatives and as small-scale entrepreneurs.
Kuthampally is situated about 50 km northeast of Thrissur town.
Nearest railway station: Shoranur, about 29 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 93 km