Hand-Spun Fabrics –
Spinning is an ancient textile art in which fibres are drawn out and twisted together to form yarn. For thousands of years, fibres were spun by hand using simple tools, the spindle and distaff. A very the effective spinning wheel, popularly known as Charkha was invented in India.
Mahatma Gandhi brought the Charkha into wider use with his teachings. He hoped the Charkha would assist the people of India to achieve self-sufficiency and independence, and therefore used the Charkha as a symbol of the Indian independence movement.
Hand-Woven Fabrics –
Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.
The longitudinal threads are called the warp and the lateral threads are the weft or filling. The way the warp and filling threads interlace with each other is called the weave. The cloth is usually woven on a loom, a device that holds the warp threads in place while filling threads are woven through them.
Did you Know?
(1) It is the only fabric where the play of texture is so unique that no two fabrics will be absolutely identical, thus lending its exclusivity and Inimitability in terms of feel and texture.
(2) 70% of the artisans involved in the process of yarn to fabric production are women.
(3) Woven Fabric is an eco-fabric. The process involves no environmental pollution and is extremely eco friendly.
(4) helps in supporting destitute, helpless rural women as they can work independently and earn their living.
(5) It enables the full development of locally available raw materials and human resources. Empowers Weavers Empowers Women Generates Employment.