India has so much to offer, it might just take you by surprise. From the array of delicacies to the interesting customs, traditions and festivals we celebrate, every state has its own cultural identity. And an essential part of that is the attire of the people. Did you know that not just the outfits, but even the fabric used to make them are unique to each state of India? Yes, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, every region has its own handloom techniques that are used to weave many unique fabrics. Let’s go on this amazing tour of Fabric of India
Today Handloom sector of India is one of the most important industry of India, providing employment to backward and down trodden people and contributing in export sector. Indian Handloom Textiles constitute a timeless facet of the rich cultural Heritage of India. The evidences reveal that handloom industry is the most ancient industry of India. Many historians and excavation work presented the old picture of hand weaving.
Woodblock printing on textiles is the process of printing patterns on textiles, usually of linen, cotton or silk, by means of incised wooden blocks. It is the earliest, simplest and slowest of all methods of textile printing. Block printing by hand is a slow process. It is, however, capable of yielding highly artistic results, some of which are unobtainable by any other method.
From an artist who is giving a new lease of life to Khadi - a material that symbolises India's struggle for freedom to a book on the intricate art of Chikankari, we explore India's rich textile heritage.