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 anuj. To 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”.
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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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