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WEAVING

In the process of weaving, the vertical or the warp thread is interlaced with the horizontal or the weft thread. Artisans in India produce a range of different kinds of weaves depending on the types of yarn, ways of interlacing, variety of designs and motifs etc. In this section, know details about the processes of weaving khadi fabrics, cotton and silk sarees, shawls, rugs and other textiles and apparel of India.

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DYEING

The process of adding colours to yarns or textiles is referred to as dyeing. Various techniques are used to dye either the yarns before weaving or the fabric after weaving, using natural or synthetic dyes. Natural dyes are usually obtained from a range of sources like flowers, roots, leaves, vegetables etc. Here, explore some of the processes of dyeing yarns and textiles used commonly in India.

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PRINTING

Printing is one of the ways of decorating textiles practiced in different parts of India. It is a process of obtaining designs on a piece of textile with the help of dyes and a printing tool like a carved wooden block. This section brings to you different methods and styles of printing designs on textiles and fabrics from across the country.

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PAINTING

Textile painting is an art requiring immense patience and skill. Different methods are used to carefully paint the woven textiles using fine tools and vibrant colours. Know more about some fascinating ways in which artisans paint textiles and fabrics in India.

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EMBROIDERY

Techniques of making fine designs on textiles using needles, threads, beads, mirror pieces, sequins and others are known as embroidery. Different regions in India have various styles of needlework creating a range of embroidered textiles and fabrics. Click here to familiarise yourself with various interesting methods of embroidery practiced by Indian artisans.

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