The jute is a soft and shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into strong and coarse threads. It is, usually, produced from Corchorus plant and is available in white to brown colored textures. This fiber is collected from the stem and ribbon (outer skin) of the jute plant. The fiber is extracted by making a bundle of jute stems and immersing them into running water. After this, the non-fibrous matter is scrapped off and workers take out the material from within the stem. They can be seen in the form of gunny bags, suits, purses and even slippers. One can see beautiful embroideries and prints on the jute fabric to give it an elegant look.
Often called hessian, this fabric has slight rough texture; but, it can take the prints well and can come out as a classy dress material. In fact, it is one of the sought after material used for home furnishings, stylish clothes, jewelry, carpets, twines and numerous other things. Being on the affordable side, jute fabric tends to be part of every home in India in some or the other form.