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It gets its name from the Rabari community, who are a nomadic / semi-nomadic community of cattle raisers living in the western region of India, from Rajasthan to the Kutch region. There are about 16 different types of embroideries done in the region, but the most well known one, with its chain stitches is the Rabari embroidery.
Woven fabric is any textile formed by weaving. Woven fabrics are often created on a loom, and made of many threads woven on a warp and a weft. Different textures and patterns along with rustic fringes / tassels.
Khadi is a Sanskrit translation of cotton and means 'hand-woven' and 'hand-spun'.  The cotton is spun into yarn on a spinning wheel called a charkhaIn order to improve the look, khaddar, as it is also called, is sometimes starched to give it a stiffer feel. With time, patience and many artisan hands, the result is a divine, high quality and visibly fine, soft and luxurious cotton fabric.
Khadi or khaddar is handspun, hand-woven natural fiber cloth from India; the cloth is usually woven from cotton which are all spun into yarn on a spinning wheel called a charkha. Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours; originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. 
Khadi is usually woven from cotton; it is a versatile fabric, cool in summer and warm in winter. In order to improve the look, khadi is sometimes starched to give it a stiffer feel. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. Tartan is often called plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder as a kilt accessory.