Kouna is synonymous with the exotic craft tradition of Manipur. This manual machine, which can even be operated by a low skilled worker or a physically challenged person, can weave two mats per day. The quality of the mats produced is better than those produced by traditional methods. The productivity increases three to four times. A skilled traditional mat weaver can make only one mat in four days, including frill tying. The present machine can weave one mat per day, including frill tying.