In the last article “Saree-That Uphold Indian Tradition“, we have discussed about the world famous weaving centers such as Banarasi of Uttar Pradesh and Kanchipuram or Kanjivaram weaving cluster of Tamil nadu. Today we will look into more Iconic weaving clusters that are in consideration for “World Heritage Sites” by UNESCO.
Queenz Institute of Fashion gives you an insight of all these weaving clusters who are preserving the glory of Indian culture and tradition. Handloom industry in India has been started in around fourth century B.C. Handloom industry is the most prospered industry before the British rule in India. Gold, silver, precious and semi precious stones are used in the weaving for giving the garment a gorgeous look.
As knowledge is passed on from old generations to the newer generations, the weaving procedure is also forwarded as a hereditary process. Though the number of weavers has been gradually reduced in the recent time, still a large number of people earning their livelihood from this occupation. It is the most sought occupation after the farming among the Indians. Hence, the weaving clusters are taken into consideration for the proposed “World Heritage Site” to broadcast their significance to the world.
The proposed weaving clusters are
- Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh
- Banaras, Uttar Pradesh
- Feeder town Mubarakpur, Uttar Pradesh
- Paithan, Maharashtra
- Yeola, Maharashtra
- Koyyalagudem, Andhra Pradesh
- Pochampalli, Telangana
So friends let’s hope that our weaving clusters will get more recognition and patronage from all over the world.