The skirt usually has a woolen ground, though there are some linen skirts. The skirt may have 4 inch pleats or be gathered. Some skirts have fewer pleats or gathers in the front under the apron. Occasionally a narrow 1 inch sash is sewn to the bottom of the skirt in the inside to protect the fabric from excessive wear and tear. If the stripes and ornamentation are vertical, the fabric is woven in one panel; the required length of the skirt is the width of the loom. If the stripes are horizontal, the fabric is woven as three to five panels – making sure that the disposition of the design is the same on all the panels.