​Collaboration and Cross-cultural Influences

  • Historically, evidence of weaving in India dates back to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization (3300–1300 BC). Evidence of cotton cultivation and cloth production has been found at many sites of this civilization.
  • The Mughal period (1526-1857 AD) saw the development of luxurious textiles like brocade, muslin and velvet.
  • European influence led to an increase in global demand for cotton and silk textiles, leading to the establishment of a trade network.
  • European countries introduced mechanized looms and synthetic dyes into the field of weaving.
  • Banarasi silk weave is known for its grandeur, beauty and intricate patterns. Clothes made from it are used during festivals and ....
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