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The Chhimba are a Sikh clan.[1] Their traditional occupation in the Samba district of India was dying and hand-printing calico fabric. It was probably some of these people who moved to areas of Himachal Pradesh, where they created a somewhat different style of printing cloth that was much favoured by the Gaddi people of the region.[2]

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  1. ^ Singh, Joginder (2014). "Sikhs In Independent India". In Singh, Pashaura; Fenech, Louis E. The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies. Oxford University Press. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-19100-411-7. 
  2. ^ Hāṇḍā, Omacanda (1998). Textiles, Costumes, and Ornaments of the Western Himalaya. Indus Publishing. pp. 132–134. ISBN 978-8-17387-076-7.