Rabha is a minor ethnic community residing in parts of Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar districts of West Bengal. The weaving tradition of the Rabha community is coming down from generations. They weave for their own needs and sell the products in their surrounding villages and in their local market. The threads used for weaving are brought from Alipurduar, Assam and Coochbehar. Previously, the Rabhas used to weave with backstrap looms but with the gradual advancement in technology they have shifted to pit looms. All threads are coloured and they make clothing with various motifs and designs.
Rabha Handloom has been incorporated in RCCH II project (2021 onwards) and covers a total of 204 weavers.