Indian Handloom Industry

Fascinating history of Indian Handloom Textile – 1

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Hello!! friends. It’s been quite a while since we interacted with each other. I got bit busy with a new project for our Khadi designer label AJNA – basant anujTo be precise, I along with my team, is researching on the history of Indian Handloom Textile. It is still a work in progress. But the journey till now has been so fascinating that I could not resist sharing it with you. And I decided to do a series on it.

And here I start with few of the interesting facts I came to know about the legacy of our rich handloom textile heritage:

  • During the excavation of Harappa done in 1921, many  spindles and spindle whorls were discovered. This indicates that spinning of cotton and wool was very common in those days.
  • The whorls found during the excavations is made up of the expensive faience and cheap pottery. It means both the rich and poor practised spinning back in days.
  • Spinning and weaving became highly advanced occupations in the Rigvedic Period. A woollen thread called “Varna Sutra” gets a mention in the later Samhitus and Brahmanas.  We see the art of dying and embroidery also started in this era.

Click and Watch this 9 minutes video that takes you to the fascinating journey of “Evolution of Indian Handloom Textile”. 

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Video Courtesy : Darpana Productions

References:

INDIAN HISTORY Page A-72

History of Linen in Indian Subcontinent 

Evolution and Development of Handloom Industry


As I said in the beginning, this is the work in progress. So I shall be sharing more on Indian Handloom Industry on our YouTube channel ANUJ BASANT COMMUNICATIONS and on our website melangeevents.in.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Basant Rai

First Generation Entrepreneur | Philanthropist | Fashion designer & Commentator | Believes in Sanatan dharma & Sustainable Lifestyle | I Am New India | Founder Partner: Melange Events, AJNA - basant anuj, DIGILOOM - Weaving Dreams


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