A piece of homespun woollen fabric originally made from the hair of the Kabul goat. Originating in the Himalayas a derivation of the puttu became known as puttee (approximately 150mm wide and 3600mm long) when adopted by the army to spiral round their legs for protection.  The Hindi word puttu has other local spellings: puttoo, pattoo, pati – meaning bandage. Shawls and blankets are given local names in India: puttu chet, pattu pashmini,  pattu abshar – a striped cloth, and pattu kundrang – a fine blanket made with camel hair and then embroidered.