Heritage of Handlooms- The Textile Industry

The handloom industry in India is one of the largest cottage industries of the country. Its significance lies in the multitude of employment opportunities that it provides and its contribution to the country’s economy.

Starting from hand weaving to using extensive machinery and advanced procedures, this industry is constantly changing and updating itself to suit the market requirements both quality, quantity, and variety wise. So much so that textile designing is now a field of study in itself.

History of Weaving:

Indian weaving dates back to the earliest settlements. Pictorial representations of the gods and goddess in ancient Hindu temples depict them adorned in free-flowing fabrics indicating that such garments were the norm back when these temples were built. Excavations from the Indus Valley Civilization also revealed some exquisite pieces of Indian cloth with beautiful and intricate patterns on them.

Regional Significance:

Being a land of diverse cultures, religions, and traditions India is home to a variety of different weaving techniques from different regions.

For example, the desert lands of Rajasthan and Gujarat are famous for their vibrant tie and dye prints while the southern states are renowned for their beautiful work on sarees such as the Kanchipattu sarees and Gadwal cotton sarees. On the other hand, the northern state of Kashmir is famous for its Pashmina shawls.

With such prominence, it is only obvious that the textile industry in India is widespread and booming.

Handloom Collection at Artisanscrest:

We, housing some of the best artworks from across the length and breadth of the country could not afford to miss out on showcasing out versatile handloom industry. On our website, you will find some exquisite works of pure art that stand testimony to the skills of the weavers.

These shawls are all made of Tussar silk combined with cotton to give them a warm yet very elegant appeal.

If you are an art or fashion connoisseur, you ought to own at least one of these beautiful textiles.

They go well with the bold tribal jewelry and together make a statement.

Go ahead and order yours today!