Textile study tour to South India

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Weaver in Chirala, India, twisting new warps onto old, in preparation for weaving an Indian Madras plaid for the Nigerian market.
Weaver in Chirala, India, twisting new warps onto old, in preparation for weaving an Indian Madras plaid for the Nigerian market.

The Textile Society of America is organizer of a textile study tour to South India 16-30 January 2011.

Since the days of the Roman Empire, South Indian textile artisans have been weaving, painting, dyeing, and embellishing textiles for the courts of kings and the markets of the world.

Today, the Indian textile industry is one of the largest in the world, based in part on the quality of Indian cotton.

Indian textile sectors include cotton, silk and woolen textiles, ready-made garments, and jute and coir.  Hand-crafted textiles continue to play an important role in daily life and are often associated with specific villages, where family life and the village economy is centered on traditional textile production.

“The focus of this tour is on textile traditions and the textile villages where these fabrics are still produced by hand” says Michele Hardy, TSA Director for External Relations, to Jozan Magazine.

More information: Textile Study Tours with TSA

The Textile Society of America provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide, from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social, and technical perspectives. Its 700 members worldwide include museum curators, teachers, historians, artists, students, dealers, and collectors.



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