Sualkuchi enjoys immense pride in being one of the worlds weaving villages often referred to as the Manchester of the East. A renowned centre of Silk production and the special golden silk of Assam, Sualkuchi occupies a unique place in the map of silk production of the world. A sojourn in Sualkuchi will be a rare experience and perhaps that is the reason why most of the visitors to this place develop an emotional attachment to it. The picturesque tiny hills on one side, well-tended agricultural fields on the other combine to make Sualkuchi a serene rustice landscape drawn by none other than the Great craftman, God himself. Local residence are extremely hospitable and entertain visitors with learning programs in traditional weaving, organizing treks, boats on the mighty river Brahmaputra and holding culture performances.
The weaving tradition in this hamlet can be traced back to the 11th century when king Dharmapala of the Pala Dynasty sponsored the craft and brought 26 weaver families from Tantikuchi to Sualkuchi. Sualkuchi has found its name in history several times during the region of the mighty Ahom king Rudra Singha, Sivasingha etc. Situated on the north bank of Brahmaputra, about 40 km from Guwahati. The area of Sualkuchi is about 90 sq. kms. With a population around 55,000, which have a dominant occupation with 18,600 looms. A total number of 20,000 weaver are engaged with this occupation bringing forth pride to the North East India.Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation on his visit to Sualkuchi on 9th January, 1946 praised the weaver thus: The weavers of Assam can weaves the fairy tales in their looms.