The Directorate of Handloom & Textiles, Assam is running one Handloom Research and Designing Center situated at Guwahati along with the Head Quarter Building.
The organization is involved in developing new and modernized designs for fabrics with different combinations of colour matching. It also works on preservation of age old design motifs of different tribes in the State and upgradation of the same by using computerized designing systems.
Design Development training is provided in the existing Handloom Training Institutes to the trainee Artisans. Design development in Graphs is taught in manual form in these institutes along with colour matching. The method of manual card punching for weaving out the designs through Jacquard attachment is taught with practical training.
Under Central Govt. Cluster Schemes there is the provision of setting up of Computer Aided Textile Designing where designs are developed through computer by using sophisticated design software. The designs so developed are transformed into fabrics through Jacquard attachments in the Fly Shuttle Frame Looms