Mechanized production of which textiles made Britain the foremost industrial nation in the 19th century ?
Complete the following. When its ________________________ industry started growing from the 1850s, Britain came to be known as the workshop of the world
Around 1750, before British conquered Bengal, India was by far the world's largest producer of this. Which one of the following options will replace the term this here?
Why was the Indian textiles popular ?
Their Fine quality and beautiful craftsmanship made them renowned all over the world.Cotton and silk textiles had a huge market in Europe. Indian textiles were by far the most popular. Different varieties of Indian textiles were sold in the Western markets; for example, chintz, cossaes or khassa, bandanna.
The image given below is a particular type of weave that was woven in Surat, Ahmedabad and Patan. This became a part of the local weaving tradition later. Name this type of weave
Patola is a double ikat woven sari, usually made from silk, made in Patan, Gujarat, India. The word patola is the plural form; the singular is patolu. They are very expensive, once worn only by those belonging to royal and aristocratic families. These saris are popular among those who can afford the high prices. Velvet patola styles are also made in Surat. Patola-weaving is a closely guarded family tradition. There are three families in Patan that weave these highly prized double ikat saris. It is said that this technique is taught to no one in the family, but only to the sons. It can take six months to one year to make one sari due to the long process of dying each strand separately before weaving them together.Patola was woven in Surat, Ahmedabad and Patan.Highly valued in Indonesia, became part of the local weaving tradition there.
In which place in present day Iraq did the European trader's first encountered fine cotton from India carried by Arab merchants?
Which one of the following does Muslin refer to?
The European traders first encountered fine cotton cloth from India carried by Arab merchants in Mosul, in present day Iraq. Therefore, they began to refer to all finely woven textiles as ‘muslin’.
It is believed that the word calico is derived from the name of a particular place in Kerala. Identify the place.
The East India Company sent to its representatives an order book in 1730 with a list. How many varieties of cotton and silk orders were in that order book?
From where did the English word Chintz derive from?
Chintz was originally glazed calico textiles, specifically those imported from India, printed with designs featuring flowers and other patterns in different colours, typically on a light plain background. (The name is derived from the Hindi chīnt, "spotted or variegated").