Khes (Punjabi: ਖੇਸ੍) (Punjabi pronunciation: [kʰeːsː]) is a thin cotton blanket cloth of the Indian subcontinent; it is a damask cloth used for blankets and winter wraps. Khes is generally hand-woven with coarse cotton yarns. Khes as a garment is a simple clothing item to wear loosely to cover upper body parts by men in Punjab, India, and Pakistan. Khes was an important cloth of Indian Punjab, and also produced in Punjab, Pakistan. The Punjab region was[clarification needed] famous for the production of khes and many coarse cotton textiles produced in the 19th and 20th centuries. Khes is a comfort object used in bedding, and also usable as a cover. 
Khes is a thick woven cloth made on a handloom. Khes weaving was a traditional textile art associated with rural Punjab. The craft of khes-weaving had cultural significance in rural areas. Women in villages used to weave khes.[clarification needed]
Spans of khes were traditionally woven in pairs and then stitched together. Khes pieces from the town of Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, were larger and available in sizes up to 6 by 9 feet (2.75 by 1.8 m).
Most khes were made of cotton, but there were some varieties of cotton and silk also. Khes varieties were distinguished with different weave patterns and origin. Primarily Khes was plain or with geometrical designs, including check pattern (charkhana, chequered) and diamond patterns. The frequency of the checked style has led to khes sometimes being referred to as a type of tartan cloth (a term more often reserved for Scottish textiles). Dabba khes is a pattern with squares formed using dyed yarns. Khes from Rampur State was famous for its superior-quality cotton and unique, interwoven patterns, often with gold thread and borders in various coloured yarns.  Khes patpatti had white and red check patterns, while khes tukridaar was the name for white and blue checks. Khesbaf weaving was the term for forming diagonal patterns.
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